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Water in Hawaii

Health Dept: Dozens of Hawaii Beaches Not Tested for Contamination

Health Dept: Dozens of Hawaii Beaches Not Tested for Contamination

Monitoring expected to fall even more if feds cut money to state.
Sperm Banks For Coral? One Scientist’s Unusual Plan To Save The Species

Sperm Banks For Coral? One Scientist’s Unusual Plan To Save The Species

Hawaii is at the center of cutting-edge technology to save the world's marine ecosystems.
Waikiki, Say Aloha to Jellyfish

Waikiki, Say Aloha to Jellyfish

Swarms of jellyfish off Oahu's southern coast are likely here to stay.
Hawaii Only State Not Regulating Pesticides Under Clean Water Act

Hawaii Only State Not Regulating Pesticides Under Clean Water Act

Delay in complying with federal regulations is hurting agricultural operations.
Is Honolulu Drowning In Sea Of Leaking Money?

Is Honolulu Drowning In Sea Of Leaking Money?

Board raised rates last year to pay for system upgrades.
‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

‘Pipe Whisperers’ Hear The Rustle Of Running Water

High-tech teams save Honolulu water, time and money.
Water Commission Nominees Confirmed Amid Growing Outcry

Water Commission Nominees Confirmed Amid Growing Outcry

Senate moves ahead while governor looks down from gallery.
Secrecy Shrouds Selection of Water Commissioners

Secrecy Shrouds Selection of Water Commissioners

Nominating committee never interviewed candidates, only met once.
Doubting State, Honolulu Moves To Add Bag Fee

Doubting State, Honolulu Moves To Add Bag Fee

Stores would pay city 3 cents per plastic checkout bag.
Mayor Won’t Cancel Sewage Treatment Contract Courtesy Ron Slauson

Mayor Won’t Cancel Sewage Treatment Contract

Decision sets up redux of last year's biggest budget battle.
Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire Civil Beat

Governor’s Water Commission Choices Are Once Again Under Fire

Fight continues over whether Abercrombie appointees are qualified.
Raw Sewage Still Flowing Into Local Waterways Despite Legal Agreement

Raw Sewage Still Flowing Into Local Waterways Despite Legal Agreement

Clean Water Act violations expected to continue especially during heavy rains.