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Schatz: Just Say No to Arctic Drilling Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Schatz: Just Say No to Arctic Drilling

The Hawaii Democrat is among 12 U.S. senators telling Obama the action is "inconsistent" with his climate change policies.
Want to Save the Planet? Have Fewer Kids Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Want to Save the Planet? Have Fewer Kids

A straight-talking scientist at the University of Hawaii says we need to stop focusing on the negative effects of climate change and start talking about the solutions.
How Do You Measure Sea Level?

How Do You Measure Sea Level?

Sea level rise is much in the news in Hawaii and elsewhere. This University of California professor explains the basics.
UH Regents Vote to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels Courtesy of UH

UH Regents Vote to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to divest its $66 million endowment from fossil fuels.
Local Engineers Explore Protecting Infrastructure From Climate Change Courtesy Waikiki Improvement Association

Local Engineers Explore Protecting Infrastructure From Climate Change

Hawaii can learn from other coastal areas on the mainland when it comes to planning for the effects of sea-level rise.
Departures in Congress Result in New Leaders on the Environment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Departures in Congress Result in New Leaders on the Environment

Schatz from Hawaii is among those said to be taking leading positions on climate change.
Why Did the City Approve a New Seawall for a Kahala Property After the State Ordered It Removed? Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Why Did the City Approve a New Seawall for a Kahala Property After the State Ordered It Removed?

Despite concerns over erosion, the city says it would have been a hardship for the Samsung chairman to not have a wall protecting his beachfront property.
Saving Waikiki Beach — At Least for Now

Saving Waikiki Beach — At Least for Now

The city hopes to raise $600,000 annually from local businesses to combat chronic erosion, but some are balking at the proposal. Would the efforts merely stave off the inevitable?
Renowned Climate Change Author Faults HECO for Blocking Solar Ed Kashi

Renowned Climate Change Author Faults HECO for Blocking Solar

Naomi Klein delivers inspiring speech at University of Hawaii.
Schatz: ‘Glimmer of Hope’ on Climate Change, Energy Policy Flickr: David Stanley

Schatz: ‘Glimmer of Hope’ on Climate Change, Energy Policy

With Obama expected to veto the Keystone pipeline bill, the Hawaii senator strikes an optimistic note.
Abercrombie Fired Up About Climate Change Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Abercrombie Fired Up About Climate Change

On a night of passionate statements about the planet's future, Gov. Abercrombie urges Gov.-elect Ige to keep William Aila as head of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Inch by Sandy Inch, Hawaii’s Loss of Beaches Worries Tourism Industry Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Inch by Sandy Inch, Hawaii’s Loss of Beaches Worries Tourism Industry

Recent reports cite concerns that elevated ocean levels, drought and hotter Hawaiian nights will hurt tourism and ultimately the state's economy.
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