Sea Changes

Screenshot 2017-02-23 07.11.18While worries abound that federal funding for climate change research under President Trump will fizzle out or that important data will be suppressed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has at least been able to prepare and release its latest predictions of sea level rise for coastal areas throughout the country and Pacific islands.

In its report released January 30 NOAA offers sobering — and in some cases, staggering — new scenarios. And for Hawai‘i, things don’t look so good.

This month’s cover story looks at how those projections compare to those being made by preparers of the state’s Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Report, due to the Legislature at the end of the year.


New EIS To Be Prepared for Longline Fishery

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The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced its intention to prepare an environmental impact statement for the Hawai`i- and American Samoa-based deep-set longline tuna fishery and will be holding a series of public... READ MORE

Excerpts from Questioning Of Witnesses for the TMT

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  On Gravitational Waves and GPS  On October 27, Brannon Kamahana Kealoha cross-examined Günter Hasinger, director of the University of Hawai`i’s Institute for Astronomy, for nearly two hours, covering a vast range of... READ MORE

2 New T-Shirt Designs!

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In concert with our August 21 fundraiser in Hilo, Environment Hawai`i is releasing two new cotton jersey t-shirt designs featuring photos taken by our staff. You can purchase them at our event in a few... READ MORE