HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In a particularly flagrant rebuff of Hawaii conservation laws, a North Shore homeowner faces fines of $15,000 a day after state officials say he used concrete and rebar to fill in the exposed foundation of his beachfront home and harden a stretch of sand with an apparent glue.
How do we increase food production by more than 50%, on a limited amount of arable land, to feed a projected 10 billion people by 2050? The solution could come in the form of nutritious and protein-dense microalgae (single-celled), grown in onshore, seawater-fed aquaculture systems.
The City Council is considering halting commercial activity at Kokololio Beach. Residents and tour companies say beach-by-beach bans push the problem down the road and don’t solve the overall problem.
Fallen Kaanapali beachwalk reignites debate over future of shoreline properties
KAANAPALI, Hawaii — Photos reveal that Kaanapali Beach in West Maui has almost completely disappeared, and the concrete boardwalk and coconut trees that line the hotel district are falling into the ocean.
On the beach in Hooper Bay, Daniel Cernek, a middle school science teacher, is working to wrangle a few dozen of his students. It’s been less than a week since a powerful storm brought flooding and severe winds to the town of 1,300.
An underwater discovery on the west side of Prince of Wales Island shows that people have lived in what we now know as Southeast Alaska for at least 10,000 years. And scientists say it may support the theory that the Pacific coast was first settled by people traveling along the shoreline, living off the sea.
Hawaii homeowners are reportedly taking dangerous and illegal measures to prevent their coastal homes from falling and crumbling into the ocean, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said in a news release.
Popular Kāʻanapali Beach was a far cry from paradise on Friday. A concrete section of Kāʻanapali Beachwalk was crumbling into the ocean, tall coconut trees crashed in the high surf and a stretch of walkway pooled with minor flooding and debris.
Twenty homes along Oʻahu’s North Shore and the public beaches below the dunes they rest on, face an ongoing battle over impacts of erosion.
Authorities in Alaska were making contact this week with some of the most remote villages in the United States to determine their food and water needs, as well as assess the damage after a massive storm flooded communities on the state’s vast western coast this weekend.
The powerful remnants of Typhoon Merbok pounded Alaska’s western coast on Sept. 17, 2022, pushing homes off their foundations and tearing apart protective berms as water flooded communities.
Solutions could include restoring dunes, relocating parks, acquiring more land, study says
Anchorage (AFP) – Residents in towns and villages on Alaska's western coast were beginning Sunday to assess the damage from one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in decades.
Lanai Resorts, a company owned by tech billionaire Larry Ellison, locked the entry gate to Hulopoe Beach Park in July, blocking public access to the island’s only swimmable beach, near the Four Seasons Resort Lanai.
A historically powerful storm slammed into Western Alaska Friday night and into Saturday, bringing major flooding and high winds to a huge swath of coastal communities.
Short-term rentals are on the rise in Alaska, a trend that may spell difficulty for long-term renters looking for housing.
There are only four green sand beaches on Earth, and Hawaii has one of them. Located at Hawaii Island’s South Point in the district of Kau, Papakolea Beach has rare olivine sands, created by a volcanic cinder cone. But the beauty of the area masks the issues around it.