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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

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

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

A Local’s Guide to Buying Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Five Hawai‘i brands have created reef-safe sunscreens that are safe for your ʻohana and the ocean. Think of it as a win-win for you and the environment.
2018.10.30 11:13 AM

From Hawai‘i With Love: Gecko Power Sends Message Across the World

A little Big Island lizard dialed up a lot of attention for this Marine Mammal Center.
2018.10.16 05:05 PM

Take a Free Weekend Tour on Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise

Greenpeace vessel back from Great Garbage Patch to talk about plastic pollution.
2018.10.16 10:54 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

Hurricane Lane: How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?

Hurricanes in the Central Pacific area will receive one of 48 titles. It all depends when they form.
2018.08.24 06:03 PM

What You Need to Know About the 5 Hurricane Category Rankings

Each Category comes with its own potential damage and forecasted sustained winds.
2018.08.22 03:05 PM

Hurricane Lane Watch: What’s Open and Closed in Hawai‘i

Here’s a list of all the cancellations and closures across the state as a Category 4 storm barrels toward the Islands.
2018.08.22 12:18 PM