Scientists have widely assumed that climate change is increasing algal blooms around the world. But a new study suggests a more nuanced relationship.
We are examining the sustainable aquaculture of various types of kelp, that can be grown by ocean farming on long lines, common to Kodiak Alaska.
The state is looking at ways to manage tourism as it reemerges in Hawaii.
The measures cover a range of issues focused on ocean conservation, resource management, regulation and enforcement.
Our moana (ocean) is in a state of unprecedented ecological crisis. Multiple, cumulative impacts include pollution, sedimentation, overfishing, drilling and climate change. All affect the health of both marine life and coastal communities.
There is federal money on the horizon — and promising new technology too.
Last week, a stranded beluga whale was found dead in the mudflats near Potter Marsh, according to the Anchorage Daily News. This news underlines the lingering mystery – why are belugas continuing to decline?
Erosion at Wailua Beach has forced the state Department of Transportation to place sandbags to protect Kuhio Highway. A new sand-saver project aims to rebuild the beach in the area the state is widening the highway near the former Coco Palms Resort.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced today it has selected the University of Hawaiʻi to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR).
A high-resolution, real-time wave run-up forecast tool, able to predict coastal flooding up to six days in advance, has been developed for the West Maui shoreline. The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) created the novel online tool, which will help increase preparedness and coastal resiliency for West Maui community members, property owners, businesses, as well as state and county officials.
As Pebble Limited Partnership reacts to permit denial, shareholder lawsuits, and grand jury subpoenas, Tribes and millions of supporters urge EPA to ensure lasting protection of world’s greatest wild salmon fishery.
U.S. government attorneys are defending a decision made during the Trump administration to approve a major oil project on Alaska’s North Slope. Critics say the action flies in the face of President Joe Biden’s pledges to address climate change.
New life is developing in West Hawai´i waters.
JUNEAU — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it could take more than a year to weigh an appeal by a developer seeking to build a copper and gold mine in a region that supports the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
Hawaii’s Big Island is due to reinforce its reputation as the epicentre of US aquaculture research, following the award of a $1.8 million grant and the announcement of a brand new aquaculture innovation studio.
Should the county continue pumping money into tourism promotion when tourists seem to come here anyway?
Maui County property owners will continue to receive a 15% discount on flood insurance policies in federally defined special flood hazard areas after the Maui County Planning Department completed a rigorous audit of the county’s compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.
In a voice vote, the U.S. Senate this afternoon approved the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act that would permit large cruise ships to operate cruises to Alaska this summer.
Government agencies, scientists, property owners and beachgoers have banded together to find a solution to chronic erosion at Maui’s Kahana Bay.
Aquatic conservation staff has taken emergency action to restore damaged coral at Honolulu Harbor.
A newly developed tool will allow scientists to better gauge how centuries of fossil fuel emissions could be skewing the data they collect from marine environments.
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state is investigating after recent dredging operations caused what Land and Natural Resources officials described as “large and significant” damage to coral colonies near the entrance to Honolulu Harbor.
The Hawaiʻi Legislature passed House Bill 553, which prohibits intentionally capturing, entangling or killing a shark in state marine waters.