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Sharkbusters: 6 Ways Humans Have Tried to Avoid Shark Attacks

Over time, people have tried an impressive range of tactics to repel sharks. But do they work? Not well enough ...
2019.01.17 05:40 PM

Making Waves: 6 Women in Hawai‘i with Careers in STEM Share Their Stories

Only a quarter of STEM jobs in the U.S. are filled by women. Here are six making a difference in Hawai‘i.
2019.01.08 05:31 PM

Field Notes: Meet the Volunteers Who Remove Invasive Algae From Maunalua Bay

Field Notes explores Honolulu’s vast and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: the Mālama Maunalua community huki.
2018.11.19 06:21 PM

Spares—and Strikes: Climate Change is Opening a Fast Lane for Hurricanes

Maybe we should hang on to all those emergency supplies we bought earlier.
2018.11.18 06:09 AM

After the Flood: What Happened to our Native Waterbirds on Kaua‘i?

We asked the experts how Hawai‘i’s waterbirds could have survived April’s historic flooding on Kaua‘i.
2018.09.25 03:51 PM

The New Reality of Vog and What We Can Do About It

With the recent unprecedented volcanic emissions, the Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in on the Big Island with measures appropriate for a major toxic event. If it’s that serious there, what’s in store for O‘ahu? We take a deep breath and examine the new reality of vog—and what we can do about it.
2018.08.31 06:11 PM

Our Waikīkī: King Tides, Beach Erosion and Water Pollution—Can Waikīkī Be Saved?

How the state is dealing with king tides, eroding beaches and trash in the Ala Wai.
2018.02.12 03:34 PM

The World’s Greatest Environmental Superstars Are Speaking in Honolulu

The 2016 World Conservation Congress brings environmental power players from around the world to Honolulu this month.
2016.09.02 05:40 PM

Quote Unquote: Phil Estermann Fights to Save the Ka Iwi Coast

Meet the man who has been fighting the development of the Ka Iwi shoreline since the ’80s.
2015.11.12 10:00 AM

Say Goodbye to Monkeypod Trees; Honolulu Bans Planting Iconic Trees

A new law will turn Honolulu into a more Hawaiian place, botanically speaking.
2014.07.02 09:00 AM

Return of the Nene in Hawaii?

Centuries after going extinct on Oahu, the Hawaiian goose is back—maybe.
2014.06.09 10:16 AM

Environment: Weed Wars

In the fight against invasive plants, conservationists are bringing out the small guns.
2013.02.13 03:01 PM