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Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - NPFMC wrestles with crab crisis

Disagreement in industry on expanding red king crab savings area

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

AK - A sense of urgency in the Bering Sea

Alaska’s Bering Sea coast is suffering from dramatic climate changes, and communities are taking urgent action against these threats. The University of Alaska Fairbanks and its partners are working to support communities in their path toward climate resilience.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Lanai residents torn over how to manage coveted beach

Unlike many beaches and parks in the state, Hulopoe Beach Park — a special spot on Lanai’s south shore — isn’t completely overrun with people.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - State: No easy, inexpensive or one-size- fits-all solutions for coastal erosion

HONOLULU — The options available to land managers and owners of coastal properties facing serious beach erosion are limited, expensive and unlikely to provide permanent fixes. That’s one of the conclusions of a recent presentation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Rich Homeowners Have Endangered Hawaii’s Beaches With Sand Burritos. The State Is Cracking Down

Coastal officials in Hawaii are taking action against residents who lined their oceanfront properties with sandbags. A Star-Advertiser/ProPublica investigation last year found that lax enforcement of these protections was threatening beaches.

Caribbean
Advocacy

World - Blue carbon can help climate change code red

According to the recent IPCC Report, the global average temperature will approach and exceed the 1.5 degrees Celsius temperature threshold in the next century. Crossing the temperature threshold projects more intense climate hazards, such as sea levels drastically rising.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Fish And Power Shifts: How The Marshall Islands Became A Fishery Superpower

In “Our Ocean’s Promise: From Aspirations to Inspirations,” author Giff Johnson chronicles the history of fishing in the Marshall Islands, and forecasts an even more prosperous future.

Hawaii & Alaska
Justice

AK - Scientists and Native People Jointly Study Sea-Ice Declines Threatening Seal Hunts

Climate change has severely reduced the length of the seal hunting season in a rural Alaska village, potentially threatening a key feature of the community’s way of life. Several new scientific studies, designed and carried out with members of the village, give a close-up look at exactly what is happening.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - DLNR: Coastal Properties Face Expensive Challenges in Combating Erosion

“The options available to land managers and owners of coastal properties facing serious beach erosion are limited, expensive, and unlikely to provide permanent fixes,” according to conclusions of a presentation made to the Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Hawaii OCCL Updates About Coastal Erosion

HONOLULU, HI (STL.News) The options available to land managers and owners of coastal properties facing serious beach erosion are limited, expensive, and unlikely to provide permanent fixes. That’s one of the conclusions of a presentation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources last Friday.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Report highlights how Bristol Bay locals are losing access to commercial fisheries

Alaska’s limited-entry commercial fisheries system may be pulling access to fisheries away from the coastal communities where they take place.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

HI - The Navy Vs. Marine Mammals: How Often Do Ship Strikes Happen?

The Navy hires biologists and oceanographers to assess and document its environmental impact, but many of those impacts remain unknown.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Growing potential for toxic algal blooms in the Alaskan Arctic: A warming Arctic presents potential new threats to humans and marine wildlife in the fast-changing region

Changes in the northern Alaskan Arctic ocean environment have reached a point at which a previously rare phenomenon -- widespread blooms of toxic algae -- could become more commonplace, potentially threatening a wide range of marine wildlife and the people who rely on local marine resources for food. That is the conclusion of a new study about harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the toxic algae Alexandrium catenella.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - COMMENTARY: Honolulu May Not Lose Its Chance To Control Tourism After All

Restrictions on short-term rentals advance to the City Council amid growing efforts to build back the economy on tourism’s shaky ground.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Spinner dolphins finally get the much-needed protection they deserve

Hawaiian spinner dolphins, named for their acrobatic displays like leaping out of the water and spinning in the air, are nocturnal. To make it harder for sharks to detect them, they hunt for food and socialize at night.

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