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Many common skin care products add to the bombardment of microplastics in the ocean. A new German campaign seeks legislative support to rid them from store shelves.
NOAA displayed tons of plastic and other debris collected in the remote Northwest Hawaii Islands, where the trash threatens wildlife and coral.
The North Shore’s James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge now hosts 23 birds that faced threats in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
But without a $2 million donation, it may be the last expedition for the Hawaii-based research submarines and support vessel that conducted the study.
A scientific expedition that just wrapped up collected information expected to help understand how reefs are faring in the face of climate change.
But two other marine monuments in the Pacific would shrink if Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s proposal is approved.
Responding to a lawsuit and presidential proclamation, the Pacific fishery council is reconsidering what “non-commercial fishing” and “cultural fishing” should mean.
UPDATED A marine sanctuary advisory group wants to block opening Papahanaumokuakea to energy exploration or mining.
As federal officials sift through public comments on national monuments, supporters of Hawaii commercial fishermen say they merit special consideration.
The group signed a letter emphasizing how protected reserves help the economy and biodiversity.