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Tourism Infrastructure Most Vulnerable to Climate Change in Honolulu

Tourism Infrastructure Most Vulnerable to Climate Change in Honolulu

Scientists and planners say sea level rise could impact Honolulu Harbor and Airport.
Senate’s Big Wind Hearing: Let the Negotiations Begin!

Senate’s Big Wind Hearing: Let the Negotiations Begin!

Developers will need to give Lanai and Molokai residents more concessions to erect turbines for Honolulu power.
Another Day, Another 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement

Another Day, Another 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement

Hawaiian Electric, Castle & Cooke reach deal on purchase price from Big Wind farm on Lanai.
HECO: We’re Serious About Biofuels

HECO: We’re Serious About Biofuels

Electric company makes 20-year commitment to buy "green" fuel from Big Island farm.

Measuring Carbon Dioxide Levels at Mauna Loa

Atop the Big Island mountain, scientists monitor the rise in carbon dioxide levels.
Join Us to Talk Energy and Water

Join Us to Talk Energy and Water

On Tuesday, we'll hold the last in our series of public discussions about essays in the new book, "The Value of Hawaii."
The Value of Hawaii: Climate Change by Chip Fletcher

The Value of Hawaii: Climate Change by Chip Fletcher

Where's the rain? Hawaii’s climate is changing in ways consistent with the influence of global warming.

Discussion: Climate Change and Hawaii

Climate change is of particular concern in Hawaii given the islands’ extensive coastline, diversity of species and susceptibility to dramatic…
Runway Under Water? Honolulu Planners Seek Study of Climate Change Impacts on Transportation

Runway Under Water? Honolulu Planners Seek Study of Climate Change Impacts on Transportation

Local officials last week rushed to apply for a grant for hundreds of thousands of federal dollars. The money would be used to identify major transportation assets that could be affected by climate change.

Topic Pages On Big Wind, Energy, Climate Change

Civil Beat adds topic pages to provide deeper perspective on issues raised by series on Big Wind project. Energy and Climate Change pages place project in context. Big Wind page gives specifics about the plan and links to key players and valuable related content.
Climate Change