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Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Restoration of Award-Winning Kaanapali Beach Canceled

The only U.S. beach that ranked #1 recently on the world’s best list will apparently not be restored.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Erosion rulings send clear message: Landowners must come to terms with rising seas

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - With recent decisions, the state Land Board has sent a clear message to shoreline landowners: They’ll have to start dealing with rising seas and shouldn’t expect government bailouts.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Hawaii studying man-made sound impacting marine life

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Marine Mammal Research Program is a team that conducts research focused on marine life located at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology on Moku o Loe. It has been an institution of the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1995.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - Willow oil development could pave way for more drilling in Alaska reserve, despite Biden’s new limits

The Biden administration announced a host of new environmental protections last week to limit future drilling in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, just before it approved development of the massive Willow oil field.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Board of Fisheries votes on Bristol Bay king salmon management plan

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game Board of Fisheries voted on a final version of the King Salmon Management Plan that will take effect in the Bristol Bay area.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - Biden Approves ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project to Drill Oil in the Alaskan Arctic

Despite the administration’s announcement of new protections for other North Slope and coastal areas of the state, environmentalists roundly criticized Monday’s decision.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Marine Corps moving Hawaii firing range threatened by shoreline erosion

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Marine Corps has begun the process of moving inland the first of four short-distance firing ranges on Oahu threatened by encroaching beach erosion.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

AK - How Alaska's coastal communities are racing against erosion

A sandy bluff towers above the beach in Dillingham, Alaska. Every year, Alaska Native resident Ken Shade watches as a little more of his land falls over the edge, into the sea.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Ocean drone completes world-first uncrewed Alaska ocean mapping mission

The Saildrone Surveyor, the world’s largest uncrewed ocean mapping vehicle, has completed a months-long survey around Alaska’s Aleutian Islands and off the coast of California.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK - Alaska seeking a 404 redirect for wetlands development

State wants to take over permitting control from feds, but costs and murky legal questions linger. State regulators say the move will allow more flexibility that will benefit both businesses and the environment in “Alaska’s unique conditions,” however, some senators expressed skepticism over efforts to take over what are known as “Clean Water Act Section 404” permits.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska’s Fisheries Are Collapsing. This Congresswoman Is Taking on the Industry She Says Is to Blame.

Mary Peltola won her election by campaigning on a platform to save the state’s prized fisheries. A powerful fishing lobby is standing in her way.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Hawaii's Changing Economy Studied To Death? Some Say Hawaii Doesn’t Need More Data Before Acting On Overtourism

Experts say an understanding of the tourist capacity limits for local communities in the islands would help inform policies.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

HI - Yacht Fuel Spill In Maui's Honolua Bay Prompts Calls For Reform

The grounding of the 94-foot luxury vessel has sparked calls to change the way commercial activity is handled in sensitive coastal waters.

Hawaii & Alaska
Justice

AK - Western Alaska subsistence fishers ask state board to restrict Area M June commercial fishery

At this week’s Board of Fisheries meeting, the Area M fishery is at the center of a debate on how to protect the record-low Yukon River chum salmon runs.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

HI -Work in watershed aims to curb ocean pollution downstream

A watershed management plan that addresses the land, gulches and gullies that run from the West Maui Mountains to Maalaea Bay received final approval this week to support the next steps in protecting and restoring water quality in the area.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

HI - BOEM, PNNL Collecting Wind and Metocean Data Offshore Hawaii

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have deployed a floating buoy offshore Hawaii to collect offshore wind resource and meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Frustrated landowners push back against state’s ‘managed retreat’ approach to rising seas

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Citing advances in erosion control technologies, a coalition of oceanfront property owners are urging the state to give them more weapons in their battle against beach erosion.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Biden-Harris Administration Announces Action to Help Protect Bristol Bay Salmon Fisheries

WASHINGTON — Today, EPA issued a Final Determination under the Clean Water Act to help protect Bristol Bay, the most productive wild salmon ecosystem in the world. With this action, the Biden-Harris Administration is protecting certain waters that are important to sustaining Southwest Alaska’s salmon resources from disposal of dredged or fill materials associated with developing the Pebble deposit.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

AK - After Decades of Drilling, Should Alaska Pay Climate Refugees?

A proposed legal strategy could offer a way for those who’ve lost their land to climate change to be compensated.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

AK - ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM AWARDED $285 MILLION IN INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

Historic Funding to Aid Marine Highway’s Operations, Vessel Acquisitions & Shoreside Infrastructure. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was one of the 18 Republican Senators to vote for the IIJA.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Maui Vacations In Peril; Fodor's Says Don't Visit Now

Fodor’s came out swinging against 2023 Maui vacations today. This comes as the island was deluged with post-pandemic revenge travel starting last year. At one point, the mayor asked airlines to cut back on Maui flights, which he has no authority to enforce and the airlines have no intention of doing.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Congressman Worries Wespac Proposal Is A Gateway To Commercial Fishing In Monument

The regional council wants to allow fishing in protected waters via "customary exchange," drawing the ire of Papahanaumokuakea's Hawaiian stewards.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska’s EPA Recommends Further Protection For Bristol Bay From Pebble Mine

Calling it the “the third step in (a) four-step Clean Water Act Section 404(c) review process,” the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 announced a recommendation to restrict mining use in Bristol Bay watersheds.

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