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Climate Change Focus On Marshall Islands Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Climate Change Focus On Marshall Islands

The Associated Press and Washington Post report on the threat of rising sea levels in Micronesia.
Climate Change: ‘The Single Greatest Threat To Our Existence’ Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Climate Change: ‘The Single Greatest Threat To Our Existence’

Rising tides and changing ecosystems are destroying the subsistence lifestyle on many islands in Micronesia. If disease and a sinking economy don’t drive residents away, global warming just might.

A Marshallese Poet Speaks Out On Climate Change

A Marshallese Poet Speaks Out On Climate Change

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner traveled halfway across the Earth to read her poem on how climate change is affecting her island home to the United Nations.
Emergency Moratorium on Collecting Aquarium Fish Demanded Greg McFall/NOAA

Emergency Moratorium on Collecting Aquarium Fish Demanded

Environmental groups and two state agencies are asking for emergency relief from Hawaii Gov. David Ige.
Ige Taps Planner to Head Office of Environmental Quality Control Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige Taps Planner to Head Office of Environmental Quality Control

The Hawaii governor has appointed Scott Glenn as director of the OEQC; but other environmental posts remain unfilled.
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.
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