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Rethinking Hawai‘i: Reenergizing Green Goals to Spark an Energy Revolution

Record drops in travel, trash and electricity use won’t last, but the lessons learned from them can. Here’s how we move forward.
2020.09.17 05:10 PM

Entomologist Cynthia King is Tasked With Protecting Hawai‘i’s Biodiversity

She started the first state insectary, established to propagate native rare invertebrates and other of Hawai‘i’s smallest and most overlooked species, including our state insect, the Kamehameha butterfly.
2020.01.21 07:54 PM

Meet the People Who Are Helping to Save Hawai‘i’s Nēnē

On private lands across Hawai‘i, generations of families and ranchers have hosted and cared for the endangered bird.
2019.12.09 03:10 PM

Afterthoughts: Waste Not, Want Not

The world’s ending. Time to give up snack packs.
2019.09.16 04:50 PM

Can These Muddy-Looking Balls Make the Ala Wai Swimmable?

Balls packed with healthy bacteria may offer a way to restore the ecosystem of the polluted Ala Wai Canal.
2019.08.29 07:00 AM

10 Things You May Not Know About the Endangered Nēnē

Get to know our state bird with these fun facts and a timeline that tracks the endangered goose's road to recovery.
2019.08.21 03:00 PM

Afterthoughts: Gold Standard

The streets of Honolulu are paved with gold (flowers).
2019.08.01 04:40 PM

How Hawai‘i’s Endangered ‘Alalā is Slowly Making a Comeback

Ongoing efforts to save Hawai‘i’s last remaining crow seem promising, but officials warn that it’s still a long road ahead.
2019.07.22 03:51 PM

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