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Engineering

HI - Hawaii OCCL Updates About Coastal Erosion

HONOLULU, HI (STL.News) The options available to land managers and owners of coastal properties facing serious beach erosion are limited, expensive, and unlikely to provide permanent fixes. That’s one of the conclusions of a presentation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources last Friday.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Report highlights how Bristol Bay locals are losing access to commercial fisheries

Alaska’s limited-entry commercial fisheries system may be pulling access to fisheries away from the coastal communities where they take place.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - The Navy Vs. Marine Mammals: How Often Do Ship Strikes Happen?

The Navy hires biologists and oceanographers to assess and document its environmental impact, but many of those impacts remain unknown.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Growing potential for toxic algal blooms in the Alaskan Arctic: A warming Arctic presents potential new threats to humans and marine wildlife in the fast-changing region

Changes in the northern Alaskan Arctic ocean environment have reached a point at which a previously rare phenomenon -- widespread blooms of toxic algae -- could become more commonplace, potentially threatening a wide range of marine wildlife and the people who rely on local marine resources for food. That is the conclusion of a new study about harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the toxic algae Alexandrium catenella.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - COMMENTARY: Honolulu May Not Lose Its Chance To Control Tourism After All

Restrictions on short-term rentals advance to the City Council amid growing efforts to build back the economy on tourism’s shaky ground.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Spinner dolphins finally get the much-needed protection they deserve

Hawaiian spinner dolphins, named for their acrobatic displays like leaping out of the water and spinning in the air, are nocturnal. To make it harder for sharks to detect them, they hunt for food and socialize at night.

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