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Meet the world’s first ocean-assisted carbon removal plant

The current version of the technology can capture CO2 at a cost of $475 per ton—lower than any other direct air capture in the world. …


Extinction obituary: why experts weep for the quiet and beautiful Hawaiian po’ouli

Frantic conservation efforts couldn’t save the tiny, intricately colored songbird, whose obit is the first in our new series of memorials for species that have gone extinct in living memory …


How Community Cardboard Shredding in Hawaii Is Helping Residents, Businesses and the Environment

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018, paper and cardboard were the largest components of municipal solid waste in the United States with citizens throwing away a total of 67.4 million tons…


US government sues Hawaii over order to defuel Red Hill facility

The decision to take Hawaii to court sets up a possible showdown over the World War II-era fuel tank farm that is at the center of a water contamination crisis. …


Darwin in a lab: Coral evolution tweaked for global warming

Scientists are trying to speed up coral’s evolutionary clock to breed “super corals” that can better withstand the impacts of global warming. …


How will urban Honolulu deal with the rising ocean?

Eroding beaches, king tides and groundwater inundation are already impacting the urban core and it will only get much worse. Here’s what is being considered to limit the damage.


Hawaiians look to tradition to cope with climate change

Environmentalists say reviving traditional values can reduce the damage by limiting coastal erosion, reversing the rising acidity of coastal waters and lessening flooding from intense storms.


Wildfires Limit Outdoor Travel and Activity Across the West

Excessive heat and wildfires could disrupt the booming outdoor travel industry, as travelers now have to take a hotter and longer fire season into account.