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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.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - As rising seas invade Waikiki resorts, state proposes adding more groins

Waikiki, its shoreline eroded by seawalls and battered by rising seas, sits on the brink of more upheaval that could either destroy its few surviving natural features or protect its disappearing beach for decades, depending on one’s viewpoint.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

AK - TCarta Awarded NOAA Grant to Enhance Satellite Derived Bathymetry Technology in Alaskan Waters

TCarta Marine, a global provider of space-based hydrospatial solutions, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Hawaii & Alaska
Tourism

HI - In Hawaii, Reimagining Tourism for a Post-Pandemic World

Before Covid, ‘tourism was at this point where everything was about tourists.’ With the one-year anniversary of travel’s collapse, the state, like other overtouristed places, is hoping for a reset.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Hawaii Lawmaker Wants Report On Military Seawall at Ewa Beach

State officials have warned that a proposed seawall to protect the Marines’ Puuloa Range Training Facility would cause massive coastal erosion.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

AK - Corps shuts state out of Pebble appeal process

Pebble Limited Partnership can appeal the denial of a primary environmental permit for the company’s large mine proposal but the State of Alaska cannot, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials ruled in separate Feb. 24 decisions.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

AK - Spotlight on Cape Lisburne seawall project

Over the last five construction seasons, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District worked on a project to reconstruct a mile-long seawall at the Cape Lisburne site in Alaska.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Oahu marine protected areas offer limited protection of coral reef herbivorous fishes

Marine protected areas (MPAs) around O'ahu do not adequately protect populations of herbivorous reef fishes that eat algae on coral reefs.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

AK - Fish Factor: Bristol Bay expects another big year, others poor to average salmon runs

Alaskans are preparing for another salmon season of poor to average runs to most regions. The big exception once again is at Bristol Bay, where another massive return of more than 51 million sockeyes is expected. Managers predict that surge will produce a harvest of over 36 million reds to fishermen.

Hawaii & Alaska
Fisheries

HI - Aquarium Trade Reveals Revised EIS for West Hawaii Fishing

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has released a revised draft environmental impact statement with a new proposal to reopen West Hawaii’s coastal waters to commercial aquarium fishing.

Hawaii & Alaska
Science

HI - 10-Year Battle of Sea Urchins vs. Invasive Seaweed

The first hatchery-raised sea urchins outplanted in Kāneʻohe Bay are 10-years-old, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU) and the State of Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) are celebrating the milestone anniversary.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - Dredging Works Underway at Honolulu Harbor

The Army Corps contractor, Healy Tibbits Builders has begun night dredging operations in the inner Honolulu Harbor.

Hawaii & Alaska
Engineering

HI - State Approves Honolulu Plan to Add Sand to Ala Moana Beach

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved Honolulu’s application to add sand to a beach at Ala Moana Regional Park.

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