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Bad News for O‘ahu’s Nēnē Population: We’re Down to Zero

O‘ahu is the only major Hawaiian island with no wild nēnē.
2019.07.11 04:22 PM

Ask An Expert: How Does Our City Prepare For Hurricane Season?

The director of the city’s Department of Emergency Management oversees recovery and planning efforts to make O‘ahu a more resilient, safer place to live.
2019.06.04 04:04 PM

The Number of Humpback Whales Coming to Hawai‘i From Alaska is Dropping

The sight of humpback whales and new calves are a thrilling part of Hawai‘i’s winter season.
2019.01.31 07:00 AM

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

Could Hawai‘i’s Endangered Native Crow Be Saved From Extinction?

Conservationists have spent decades working to re-establish Hawai‘i’s last remaining crow—the ‘alalā—in the wild.
2017.11.08 01:00 PM

Where the Wild Things Went: Tracking Hawai‘i’s Most Elusive Non-Native Animals

From alligators to wallabies, an eclectic mix of alien creatures has been reported roaming the Islands. We set out to sort fact from fiction.
2017.08.17 09:31 AM