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Science

HI - Mauna Loa Eruption Map Shows Where Lava Flow Is Heading on Hawaii

The largest active volcano in the world, Mauna Loa, has now been erupting for 24 hours. Initially contained in the volcano's summit crater, the eruption has now moved into the Northeast Rift Zone, where three eruptive fissures have burst open, spilling lava down the volcano's flanks.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Hawaii’s Mauna Loa is erupting for the first time since 1984

CNN — The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa on Hawaii, is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - First Coral Reef Insurance Policy Purchased In Hawaiʻi

(BIVN) – The “first-ever coral reef insurance policy in the United States” has been purchased in Hawaiʻi, covering the cost to restore the reef in the event of a future damaging hurricane or tropical storm.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - The Military Pledged to Remove Unexploded Bombs From This Island. Native Hawaiians Are Still Waiting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is leading the remediation effort, has been plagued by shoddy work and multiple regulatory disputes, according to an investigation by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and ProPublica.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Disaster requests for Bering Sea crabbers highlight difficulty of getting financial relief to fishermen

Gov. Mike Dunleavy requested $287 million from the federal government last month for fishermen impacted by the Bering Sea snow crab and Bristol Bay red king crab fisheries closures.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - A new generation of citizen scientists welcome Pacific herring back home

Herring all but disappeared from the shorelines around Sḵwx̱wú7mesh homelands in the past. Now volunteers are keeping careful tabs on the comeback efforts of a tiny fish with big cultural value

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

WA - Dungeness crab dying amid low oxygen levels linked to climate change

SEATTLE — Terry "Chop" Arnold Jr. remembers the first few times he climbed in his dad's 36-foot fishing boat at an old log boom, near the northernmost tip of Washington.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Did climate change really kill billions of snow crabs in Alaska?

In October 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the lucrative snow crab fishery in the Bering Sea would close for the first time, following a population decline of 80% between 2018 and 2022.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - 106000 Pounds Of Marine Debris Cleaned Up In Papahanaumokuakea

It was the second large-scale clean-up effort inside the national monument around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - My Amazing Fish Story - An Incredible Success Story

The no fishing zone at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument around the northwestern Hawaiian islands has resulted in the recovery of marine life including large tunas. Tuna numbers have increased in the unprotected main Hawaiian islands as spillover from the protected area. I wrote that this would happen about twenty years ago.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Maui sets up shoreline retreat fund

A new fund to help Maui homeowners manage coastal erosion and address climate change has been approved by the Maui County Council.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Waikīkī Beach studies reveal complex drivers of changing shoreline

The Royal Hawaiian Beach in Waikīkī is a popular beach at the center of Hawai'i's tourism hub, with a valuation of $2.2 billion, according to a 2016 study. Two recently published studies from researchers at the University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa's Climate Resilience Collaborative (CRC) provide new understanding of how and why this iconic beach is chronically eroding—enabling coastal managers and policymakers to more effectively manage the coastline.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - EXPLAINER: Where will Hawaii's biggest volcano erupt from?

HONOLULU (AP) — The ground is shaking and swelling at Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, indicating that it could erupt.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Hawaii Report Lists Strategies for Sea Level Rise Threat

Already, about 28% of beachfront homes along the North Shore are within 20 feet or less of the shoreline, putting them at risk of being damaged by ocean waves and increased flooding.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

AK - The Aleutian Islands could become a hub for zero-emissions shipping

It started with a question: Is it possible for the large container ships traveling from China to the United States to make the trip using renewable fuel sources?

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Tuna numbers growing around Hawaii due to marine reserve

University of Hawaii researchers say tuna numbers are growing in Hawaiian waters thanks to the establishment of a marine reserve 16 years ago.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - What killed off billions of Alaska’s snow crabs?

One billion snow crabs disappeared from the Bering Sea. No one is sure why — but climate change is suspect #1

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

HI - Parking fees, 'locals-only hours' to begin at some Maui beaches

Visitors to Ulua Beach and the Kamaole Beach Parks in South Maui will soon have to pay a parking fee if they don’t possess a valid Hawaii driver’s license, Hawaii News Now reported.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - How Satellite Images Can Help Scientists Monitor The Health Of Coral Reefs

Researchers are learning more about how coral reef halos are formed, and that hold significant promise for conservation.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

AK - The end of the road for Pebble Mine

How an Alaska Native community protected its land, salmon fishery, and culture from a ruinous mining project

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Kaua’i becomes one of first counties in nation to regulate development based on sea level rise projections

Kaua‘i became one of the first counties in the nation to enact proactive development regulations based on scientific modeling projections of sea level rise.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska shuts down crab seasons after dismal survey results

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game canceled all opilio snow, red king crab, and blue king crab seasons for 2022-2023, in a devastating blow to North Pacific fishermen and processors after trawl surveys showed a continuing crash in abundance.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - County to launch parking fee pilot program at popular West Hawai‘i beach park

Hawai‘i County is launching a one-year pilot program to implement a non-resident parking fee at Kahaluʻu Beach Park, effective Dec. 1.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Maui Visitors and Residents Square Off Starting Here

Maui has great resorts and many of them. It also has a large and much-improved airport, and the Valley Isle succeeded in attracting the most flights (including widebody) to Hawaii of any airport other than Honolulu.

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

HI - Maui residents excited about ‘locals-only hours’ to begin at certain beach parks

KIHEI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Starting as early as spring, visitors will have to pay to park at Ulua Beach and the Kamaole Beach Parks in South Maui.

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