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The Green Room Keeps Bringing the World’s Best Environment Writers to Honolulu

Here’s Why You Won’t Want to Miss Richard Powers on Feb. 6.
2019.01.29 05:01 PM

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

The Last Known Hawaiian Land Snail of His Species Has Died

The tiny creature was called Lonesome George because he was the last of his kind. A single snail living alone in a special lab until New Year’s Day.
2019.01.04 11:10 AM

Hawai‘i is the Only State in the U.S. Where Humpback Whales Go to Have Their Babies

Plus 10 more wonderful facts to know before whale watching in Hawai‘i.
2018.11.27 05:04 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

The Sunscreen Ban in Hawai‘i is Creating Opportunities for Local Businesses

Changing laws and attitudes are creating opportunities for Hawai‘i’s natural sunscreen startups.
2018.10.30 11:14 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

Meet the Man Who Is Restoring Native Plants to Hawai‘i’s Urban Spaces

Hui Kū Maoli Ola is bringing back native habitats that once thrived across the islands.
2018.06.26 01:19 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

Quote Unquote: What It’s Like Being the Honolulu Zoo’s First Female Director

Linda Santos found her dream job when she became the sixth director of the Honolulu Zoo and its first female leader last year.
2018.02.05 11:29 AM