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Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Global warming’s extreme rains threaten Hawaii’s coral reefs

Extreme rain events predicted to become more common with human-caused global warming not only wreak havoc on land — the runoff from these increasingly severe storms also threatens Hawaii’s coral reefs.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

AK - Tribal nations adapt to being at 'ground zero' of the climate crisis

‘Tribes are on the front line of fixing things, using our resources, setting good public policy [and using] good science.’

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - What Comes Next for ANWR?

Regulatory reversals raise questions about future oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Pacific heat wave had lasting impacts on Gulf of Alaska marine species

When a heat wave swept through the northeast Pacific Ocean between 2014 and 2016, it changed the marine makeup of the Gulf of Alaska. The warm water decimated some commercial fish populations.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Harvesters to NOAA: Ecosystem-based solutions are needed

Recommendations for climate-resilient fisheries include a reduction in carbon emissions

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Frustrated residents push back as Hawaii tourism resurges

Kai Nishiki and other frustrated Maui residents got up early Saturday and armed themselves with beach chairs, umbrellas and towels to storm Wailea Beach and push back the increasing ranks of tourists who have been flocking to the island, overtaking popular spots locals got used to having to themselves after COVID-19 virtually shut down the visitor industry.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska throws its weight behind salmon trollers in lawsuit over endangered killer whales

Over a year after a Washington state-based conservation group filed suit in federal court to halt commercial fishing for king salmon in Alaska, the State of Alaska has decided to intervene in the case.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Key Federal Fisheries Advisory Panel Loses Alaska Native Voice

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council often flies under the radar, meeting in dimly lit conference rooms and delving into technical questions about fish stocks and ecosystems. But it has a hugely important job: conservation of species and managing offshore fisheries for species like cod, pollock and crab, which are huge economic drivers for coastal communities on the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - As halibut decline, Alaska Native fishers square off against industrial fleets

The tiny fishing fleet from St. Paul is losing the fight for halibut, up against factory ships that throw away more of the valuable fish than the Indigenous fishers are allowed to catch.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

AK - Investors call on EPA, Congress for ban on development in Alaska's Bristol Bay

On Wednesday, 50 investors representing $105 billion sent a letter calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Congress to permanently protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay against large-scale mining.

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

HI - How Honolulu's Resilience Office is fighting climate change

In January, Matthew Gonser was named chief resilience officer and executive director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency in Honolulu, Hawaii. His role involves leading the city's sustainability efforts under a new mayor and administration that took over in 2021.

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

AK - Life in a remote Alaskan community on the front line of climate change

A first-hand look at daily life in Whittier, Alaska, coping with a pandemic and climate change, and confronting daunting prospects of a Prince Williams Sound tsunami.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Scientific breakthrough: First images of freshwater plumes at sea

The first imaging of substantial freshwater plumes west of Hawaiʻi Island may help water planners to optimize sustainable yields and aquifer storage calculations.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - Hawaii Shouldn't Wait To Ban Harmful Chemical Sunscreens

House leaders need to hear Senate Bill 132, which would prohibit sales of avobenzone and octocrylene.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - UH project plans for sea-level rise from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor

A visionary educational tool aimed at fostering dialogue about future planning along the south shore of urban Honolulu, which stretches from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor, is the result of a two-year, state-funded applied research, analysis and proof-of-concept design project by the University of Hawaiʻi Community Design Center.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - At federal forum, Alaskans weigh in on future of oil and gas

Oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters is on pause. That includes a sale in Alaska’s Cook Inlet that was originally slated for later this year and is now suspended indefinitely.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Alaska's salmon harvest for 2021 is projected to be a big one

Alaska’s salmon harvest for 2021 is projected to be a big one, with total catches producing a haul that could be 61% higher than last year, due mostly to an expected surge of pinks.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Some Hawaii Beaches May Lose Lifeguards As State Runs Short Of Cash

Counties have stepped in to fill the breach, but say the state should pay for lifeguards at its own parks.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - Sea-level rise drives wastewater leakage to coastal waters

When people think of sea level rise, they usually think of coastal erosion. However, recent computer modeling studies indicate that coastal wastewater infrastructure, which includes sewer lines and cesspools, is likely to flood with groundwater as sea-level rises.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Entangled Humpback Whale Freed of Gear off Lahaina, Maui

An entangled subadult humpback whale was freed of gear by a team of trained responders off Lahaina, Maui on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

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