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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.
Big Ideas, Plenty of Uncertainty at Hawaii Environmental Council PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Big Ideas, Plenty of Uncertainty at Hawaii Environmental Council

Annual strategic planning meeting focuses on invasive species, climate change and the struggle to combat them.
State and County Leaders Pledge Commitment to Hawaii Sustainability Chad Blair/Civil Beat

State and County Leaders Pledge Commitment to Hawaii Sustainability

Aloha+ Challenge targets changes by 2030 in clean energy and food production, waste reduction and smart growth, natural resource management and green jobs.
Hawaii Governor Signs Law to Study Rising Seas Office of the Governor

Hawaii Governor Signs Law to Study Rising Seas

Abercrombie signs legislation aimed at helping Hawaii draw up a response to sea level rise in the islands.
Ad Watch: Schatz Takes on Big Oil, Climate Change in New Pitch Screen shot

Ad Watch: Schatz Takes on Big Oil, Climate Change in New Pitch

The senator releases his fourth ad the same day the Obama administration announces sweeping new rules for carbon emissions.
Cost of Preventing Ala Wai Canal Flood Rises to $200 Million

Cost of Preventing Ala Wai Canal Flood Rises to $200 Million

U.S. Army Corps proposes erecting walls around canal, detention basins to protect Waikiki from catastrophic flooding.
Hawaii Should Brace for Major Environmental Changes, Report Says

Hawaii Should Brace for Major Environmental Changes, Report Says

The state's food and energy security are at risk, according to Obama's national climate change assessment.
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