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Hawaii Beach Erosion

Bill Would Create a Park on North Shore to Address Erosion, Traffic Woes Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Bill Would Create a Park on North Shore to Address Erosion, Traffic Woes

Hawaii Sen. Clayton Hee wants to spur the state Dept. of Transportation into fixing the road by Laniakea Beach.

Rep. Cynthia Thielen: Saving Sand Dunes

New legislation could go far in helping protect Hawaii's coastal areas from rising sea levels.
Honolulu Forgoes Federal Funds to Manage Coastal Development

Honolulu Forgoes Federal Funds to Manage Coastal Development

County planning department doesn't seek coastal management money to address worsening erosion.
Hawaii Monitor: It Is Time to Plan an Orderly Retreat From the Beach Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: It Is Time to Plan an Orderly Retreat From the Beach

A wary respect for the ocean was drilled into me at an early age. Planners should embrace the same.
Washed Away: Huge North Shore Waves Reveal Hawaii’s Public Policy Gaps

Washed Away: Huge North Shore Waves Reveal Hawaii’s Public Policy Gaps

State and county officials struggle with choices that include saving homes or possibly eroding Sunset Beach.

Sunset Beach Homes Falling Into Ocean, Public Warned to Stay Out of Water

A number of oceanfront homes along Sunset Beach are at risk of being washed into the ocean following high surf…

‘Tidal Bulge’ Stopping Work on Kuhio Beach

Based on the input from an expert on ocean tides, the City and County of Honolulu is giving up its…

Waikiki Erosion Control To Temporarily Shut Down Kalakaua

Here’s an inconvenience: Kalakaua Avenue will be completely closed for about 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and noon today. The…

Waikiki Erosion Control To Temporarily Shut Down Kalakaua

Here’s an inconvenience: Kalakaua Avenue will be completely closed for about 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and noon today. The…

City Pledges to Act as Erosion Threatens Waikiki, Hawaii’s Tourism Mecca

Erosion is eating away at Hawaii’s most famous beach. KITV reported yesterday that Kuhio Beach in Waikiki lost 25 feet of…

Erosion Eating Away at Maui Beaches

From The Maui News: A new study says that Maui could see some of its beaches completely…
Waikiki’s Venetian Nightmare: Natural Disasters in Paradise? Courtesy: Alan Light/Flickr

Waikiki’s Venetian Nightmare: Natural Disasters in Paradise?

Global warming threatens iconic Hawaii locations, crucial infrastructure, and billions of dollars in tourism revenue.

June 2017

Wednesday, June 7

Ian Lind: The Kahala Hotel’s New Shoreline Plan Could Reduce Public Beach Access

May 2015

Monday, May 18

Honolulu Mayor Signs Two Bills Aimed at Restoring Waikiki Beach

Friday, May 8

Local Engineers Explore Protecting Infrastructure From Climate Change

April 2015

Thursday, April 9

Oahu Faces a Future With Far Fewer Beaches

Tuesday, April 7

Samsung Billionaire Allowed to Build New Seawall in Kahala

March 2015

Tuesday, March 31

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

Monday, March 9

Saving Waikiki Beach — At Least for Now

September 2014

Wednesday, September 3

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

March 2014

Friday, March 21

Honolulu City Council: Make It Easier To Build Shoreline Retaining Walls

Monday, March 3

What Bills Are Still Alive at the Halfway Point of Hawaii’s Legislature?

February 2014

Wednesday, February 26

Hawaii Senate Panel Advances Bills Addressing North Shore Erosion

January 2014

Friday, January 31

Rising Sea Level Taking Toll on Maui’s Shoreline

Sunday, January 26

Bill Would Create a Park on North Shore to Address Erosion, Traffic Woes

Thursday, January 23

Rep. Cynthia Thielen: Saving Sand Dunes

Saturday, January 4

Honolulu Forgoes Federal Funds to Manage Coastal Development

Wednesday, January 1

Hawaii Monitor: It Is Time to Plan an Orderly Retreat From the Beach

December 2013

Tuesday, December 31

Washed Away: Huge North Shore Waves Reveal Hawaii’s Public Policy Gaps

Saturday, December 28

Sunset Beach Homes Falling Into Ocean, Public Warned to Stay Out of Water

October 2013

Saturday, October 19

‘Tidal Bulge’ Stopping Work on Kuhio Beach

Thursday, October 17

Waikiki Erosion Control To Temporarily Shut Down Kalakaua

City Pledges to Act as Erosion Threatens Waikiki, Hawaii’s Tourism Mecca

September 2013

Monday, September 9

Erosion Eating Away at Maui Beaches

June 2013

Friday, June 21

Waikiki’s Venetian Nightmare: Natural Disasters in Paradise?

May 2012

Monday, May 7

70 Percent of Hawaii’s Beaches Eroding

January 2012

Wednesday, January 18

Spending and Market-Based Tools to Address Sea-Level Rise in Hawaii

Hawaii Planning and Regulatory Tools To Adapt to Sea-Level Rise

Tuesday, January 17

How Hawaii Should Address Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

May 2011

Monday, May 9

Waikiki Beach Is Shrinking, But Hotel Tower Is Rising

Hawaii Beach Erosion