'It affects everything': Hawaii residents demand transparency over Pearl Harbor munitions storage

US army plans to consolidate storage along the West Loch section of Pearl Harbor, near densely populated neighborhoods.

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Hawai‘ian reefs lost almost half their fish to pollution and fishing

According to the research, sewage pollution was the biggest contributor to declining fish biomass; spearfishing, collection for the aquarium trade, and fishing using lay nets followed closely behind.


How efforts to save Hawaii’s forests are preventing a ‘freshwater crisis’

Landowners, volunteers and an army of local hunters are helping the state fight an uphill battle to protect Hawaii's forests — and its drinking water.


Oahu beach has first Hawaiian green sea turtle hatchlings

Hawaiian green sea turtle hatchlings appeared for the first time on an Oahu beach owned by the U.S. military, which wildlife experts believe may be partly a result of the coronavirus.


Statewide tree planting initiative aims to make Hawai'i more resilient to climate change

Individuals, organizations and counties are planting trees across the state on Oct. 30, 2020. The goal is to plant 100,000 trees, with 10,000 volunteers, on 1,000 sites in an effort to reduce the effects of climate change and beautify our islands.


Aggressive seaweed smothers one of world’s most remote reefs

A study says the species is spreading more rapidly than anything they’ve seen in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, a large nature reserve.

New red algae are threatening Hawaii's coral reefs, scientists say

The recently discovered species covers coral in a thick layer and suffocates it. Scientists don’t know where it came from.

Hawaii’s invasive predator catastrophe

Endangered seabirds can recover, but only if we control feral cats and other non-native predators, new research finds. (Especially cats.)

National parks are being overrun by invasive species

Causing more habitat damage than natural disasters, these creatures put native wildlife at risk. Here’s how you can help stop them.

Hawaii’s native forests threatened

Like so much of the tropical world, the forests of Hawaii's coastal and mountain regions are under assault.


Pandemic costs clean energy sector nearly 600,000 jobs

Companies cut 447,200 clean energy jobs in April, more than triple the number it lost in March.

Campaign urges proper protective gear disposal amid pandemic

Environmental groups in Hawaii have joined a campaign to bring attention to discarded personal protective equipment that is adding to plastic pollution on shorelines worldwide amid the coronavirus pandemic, advocates said.


Sea level rise will have major impacts in the Honolulu area for decades to come

New research from the University of Hawaii has determined that sea level rise will likely cause large percentages of land in the Honolulu, Hawaii, area to be impacted by three flood mechanisms at the same time.


Emissions reduction from COVID-19 brings short term benefits, little long term gain

The shelter-in-place orders in New Jersey, and beyond, has resulted in a 30 percent drop in Nitrogen Dioxide over the Northeastern United States in March 2020, compared to the average of the previous five years, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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