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Science

AK - To Understand How Warming is Driving Harmful Algal Blooms, Look to Regional Patterns, Not Global Trends

Scientists have widely assumed that climate change is increasing algal blooms around the world. But a new study suggests a more nuanced relationship.

Hawaii & Alaska
Aquaculture

AK - Kelp Farming Mariculture or Marine Aquaculture in Kodiak Alaska

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Hawaii residents want better management of booming tourism industry

The state is looking at ways to manage tourism as it reemerges in Hawaii.

Hawaii & Alaska
Justice

HI - Hawaii Marks World Oceans Day With 9 New Laws To Protect Sharks And Marine Life

The measures cover a range of issues focused on ocean conservation, resource management, regulation and enforcement.

Hawaii & Alaska
Justice

PT - Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern world's oceans

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - The Work To Convert Hawaii's Cesspools Continues

There is federal money on the horizon — and promising new technology too.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - Cook Inlet belugas are declining fast, but why?

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?

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Pilot technology aims to save Wailua Beach

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - UH earns lead for up to $210M NOAA marine, atmospheric research institute

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).

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - High wave flooding in West Maui predicted through new online tool | University of Hawaiʻi System News

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Local

AK - Bristol Bay Tribes to EPA: Veto Pebble Mine Now and Forever

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK - Biden administration defends Trump-era Alaska oil decision

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Federal

AK - Appeal review for Pebble mine could take over a year, Army Corps of Engineers says

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 & Alaska
Aquaculture

HI- Why Big Island is set for a massive aquaculture year

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - Too many tourists? Inaba wants to cut tourism promotion

Should the county continue pumping money into tourism promotion when tourists seem to come here anyway?

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

HI - Maui County Policyholders Maintain 15% Flood Insurance Discount after Audit

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

AK - US Senate Approves Act Permitting Large Ships to Cruise to Alaska

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - The Situation Is Critical’: Saving This Maui Beach Won’t Be Easy Or Cheap

Government agencies, scientists, property owners and beachgoers have banded together to find a solution to chronic erosion at Maui’s Kahana Bay.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

HI - State crews scramble to save coral in Honolulu Harbor damaged by dredging equipment

Aquatic conservation staff has taken emergency action to restore damaged coral at Honolulu Harbor.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - New tool factors effects of fossil-fuel emissions on ocean research

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Waterways

HI - State investigates after dredging work in Honolulu Harbor damages huge area of coral

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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Advocacy

HI - Hawaiʻi Legislature Passes Key Measures Supported by Environmental Caucus

The Hawaiʻi Legislature passed House Bill 553, which prohibits intentionally capturing, entangling or killing a shark in state marine waters.

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