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Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - The Tragic Life and Global Legacy of the Last Hawaiian Princess

‘Brilliant, beautiful, and betrayed,’ Princess Ka‘iulani was also the mother of modern surfing.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - BLNR Passes Highly Contested Beach Nourishment Project

The state BLNR heard from the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands on a programmatic statewide small-scale beach restoration (SSBR) permitting program that would reauthorize and expand the existing OCCL beach nourishment program to “streamline” activities.

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

AK - Dispatches from a Surf Camp in Southeast Alaska

After a year of isolation, the small community of Yakutat reconnects among the waves

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - State's beach restoration program sparks concerns

Testifiers worry about impacts of streamlined permitting process

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Some Hawaii Homeowners Damage Beaches to Protect Their Homes. A New Law Could Help Change That

Our investigation found property owners were routinely demanding record prices for beachfront homes in Hawaii that are at risk of being sucked into the ocean. Legislators will now require those sellers to disclose the risks to buyers.

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

HI - Hawaii suncreen law topic of Wednesday zoom presentation

Questions involving Hawaii’s ban on sunscreens containing the reef harming chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate will be answered during a free presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - New app lets Alaska mariners report real-time changes in the marine ecosystem

Fishermen are the ears and eyes of the marine ecosystem as a changing climate throws our oceans off kilter.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

AK - Cruise ships are back. And it’s a catastrophe for the environment

Cruise ships kill whales, leak gray water, and are largely exempt from US taxation. When they violate the law, they pay the equivalent of a parking ticket

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

AK - Alaska's infrastructure is at risk of faster deterioration due to thawing permafrost

Roads, bridges, pipelines, and other types of infrastructure in Alaska and elsewhere in the Arctic will deteriorate faster than expected due to a failure by planners to account for the structures’ impact on adjacent permafrost, researchers have found.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - The Mighty Taku Glacier Takes a Bow

After advancing for over a century, a massive glacier near Juneau, Alaska, is poised for accelerated retreat and the birth of a new fjord.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

AK - What is Needed for Fair and Equitable Managed Retreat?

The Inupiat of Alaska recently created an entirely new word, usteq, to describe a catastrophic combination of permafrost thaw, flooding, and erosion that can lead to total land collapse.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

AK - Exxon Valdez trustees and stakeholders differ on spending of final oil spill settlement funds

Nearly 30 years after ExxonMobil agreed to pay $900 million to help restore resources damaged by the company’s disastrous 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill, more money remains than was once expected, and there are plenty of ideas as to what should be done with it.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

AK - Engineering marvel: Two Alaska fast ferries head to Spain on 'the mother of all ships'

The fast ferries MV Fairweather and MV Chenega were towed in Ketchikan today to be loaded onto a massive submergible freighter, where they will be transported to Spain for ferry service between Spain and Ibiza.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Is new sand already disappearing from Waikiki Beach?

It cost $3.5 million to get sand offshore to put on the beach between Kuhio Beach Park and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in a project completed last month.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

AK - Alaska’s infrastructure is at risk of faster deterioration due to thawing permafrost

Roads, bridges, pipelines, and other types of infrastructure in Alaska and elsewhere in the Arctic will deteriorate faster than expected due to a failure by planners to account for the structures’ impact on adjacent permafrost, researchers have found.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

AK - A tiny Alaska town is split over a goldmine. At stake is a way of life

In Haines, where the salmon once leaped under snow-capped mountains, a massive mining project promises well-paid jobs – and threatens a fragile ecosystem

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Hawai'i Supreme Court Upholds Coastal Zone Management Act in Kahoma Case

In a 5-0 decision, the Hawai’i Supreme Court recently upheld the integrity of the Coastal Zone Management Act in a case involving the Kahoma Village Project in West Maui.

Hawaii & Alaska
Justice

HI - HAWAII: US Government Returns Land to Native Hawaiians

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to head a Cabinet agency, allowed her emotions to show Monday as she announced the transfer of 80 acres of surplus federal land to a trust for Native Hawaiians.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Maui’s remote ‘Road to Hana’ sees crowds and traffic jams

Some people who live in east Maui say the famed Road to Hana is becoming a gridlocked maze of illegally parked cars driven by tourists.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Can Hawaii reset its stressed out tourism industry after the pandemic?

The islands has been feeling the weight of a tourism industry that has ballooned to what many believe is beyond the islands’ capacity

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

HI - Courts Begin to Apply County of Maui to Clean Water Act Claims

In April 2020, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund et al., 140 S. Ct. 1462 (2000), vacating the Ninth…

Hawaii & Alaska
Recreation

HI - History of Women's Surfing Set Straight: New Book Dives Deep into Seldom-Documented History

In March of 1975, the first women’s “Expression Session” was held at Rocky Point on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The humble beginnings of the modern pro movement, the event wasn’t like a normal surf contest.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - Transient accommodations moratorium prioritizes management of tourism | News, Sports, Jobs

The under-regulated growth of transient accommodations has caused an excessive increase in tourism, which negatively impacts the environment, overwhelms county infrastructure and diminishes residents’ quality of life.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Hawaii Governor Signs Shark Take Prohibition Bill

Hawaii Governor David Ige last week signed legislation that would prohibit the taking of sharks in state waters.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - University of Hawaii Online Tool Predicts Flooding, Sea Levels

Researchers developed a new forecast model to better predict large waves approaching the coast of West Maui, where sea-level changes and coastal erosion continue to imperil vital infrastructure and properties.

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