Hawaii & Alaska
Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Understanding Ocean Changes and Climate Just Got Harder

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation and North Pacific Gyre Oscillation are not as effective at helping us predict regional environmental and ecological change as in the past.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - How Wave Power Drives Coastal Erosion in Hawaii Quantified by Researchers

The average power of waves hitting a coastline can predict how fast that coast will erode.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

AK - Canada suspends cruise ship tourism, which could shut down Alaska cruise season until July

JUNEAU — Alaska's cruise ship season could be upended after an announcement Friday that Canada is suspending all cruise ship tourism until at least July 1.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - 2 cruise ships not allowed to disembark in Honolulu

Two cruise ships won't be allowed to disembark in Honolulu after being turned away by other ports, even with no positive cases of coronavirus on either vessel, officials said Wednesday.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Fish Factor: Dunleavy budget poses threat to shellfish growers

Alaska shellfish farmers and divers fear they won’t be ‘open for business’ much longer if they’re forced to pick up the tab for federally required lab tests as outlined in Governor Dunleavy’s budget.

Coastwide
Federal

NOAA - New Progress on Mapping U.S. Ocean, Coastal, Great Lakes Waters

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the first annual report on the progress made in mapping U.S. ocean, coastal and Great Lakes waters, the agency said in a release.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK - Senator calls Pebble Mine a threat to Pacific salmon

Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) called the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska “a major threat to Pacific salmon” at a hearing in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, 11 March.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Hawaiian family claims ownership of Kohala shoreline parcel

A Native Hawaiian family claiming ownership of a Kohala shoreline parcel sparked a heated outburst from a sovereignty activist that temporarily shut down a Planning Committee hearing last week, but ended with the parcel moving forward to a rezoning.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Collapsing of the corals

While recent studies are projecting a dire future for coral reefs around the world, the Trump administration has made an agreement to increase habitat protections for several species.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - Feds Agree to Consider Protections for Hawaii’s Cauliflower Coral

The Trump administration agreed Wednesday to determine by this summer whether it will extend federal wildlife protections to Hawaii’s cauliflower coral reef.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Dutch Harbor Remains Top Fishing Port

According to the latest Fisheries of the US Report issued by NOAA Fisheries earlier this month, Dutch Harbor retained its title, for the 22nd consecutive year, as the nation’s top fishing port by volume, with 763 million pounds landed in 2018.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK - Pebble Mine is on the 'fast track'

One hundred miles to the west of the proposed mine site is Bristol Bay, home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - US Commerce Department allocates $35 million for Alaska fisheries disasters

Fishermen affected by the 2018 Pacific cod and Chignik sockeye disasters will soon have access to about $35 million in relief funding.

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