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Rebuilding in Lahaina sees easing of coastal rules after wildfires

Rebuilding in Lahaina sees easing of coastal rules after wildfires

Homeowners in Lahaina, Maui, will now find it easier to rebuild their homes damaged by recent wildfires, as state and local governments relax certain zoning laws to speed up the recovery process.

Stewart Yerton reports for Honolulu Civil Beat.

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Lahaina's wildfire aftermath reveals unexpected low toxicity levels

Lahaina's wildfire aftermath reveals unexpected low toxicity levels

The fierce heat of the Lahaina wildfire may have played a pivotal role in diminishing the presence of toxic contaminants typically associated with such disasters.

Paula Dobbyn reports for Civil Beat.

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Maui's battle against post-wildfire exploitation and the rise of a land trust

Maui's battle against post-wildfire exploitation and the rise of a land trust

In the aftermath of devastating wildfires in Maui, a community land trust aims to prevent predatory land grabs and preserve Lahaina's character.

Nina Lakhani reports for The Guardian.

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Health impacts of Maui wildfire revealed in new study

A study shows alarming health issues among Maui wildfire survivors, including high rates of depression and respiratory problems.

Nina Lakhani reports for The Guardian.

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Hawaii legislators push for enhanced environmental monitoring in Maui following Lahaina wildfires

In the wake of the Lahaina wildfires, Hawaii lawmakers are advancing legislation to fund ongoing air and water quality monitoring in Maui.

Marcel Honore reports for Honolulu Civil Beat.

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Fight over toxic Maui wildfire waste brews in Lahaina

The Maui County Council could give final approval this week on setting up a “temporary containment site” for ash and debris from the Lahaina wildfire.
Over 6,000 Hawaiians remain homeless five months after Maui wildfires
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Over 6,000 Hawaiians remain homeless five months after Maui wildfires

More than 6,000 people are still without permanent long-term shelter almost five months on from the devastating 8 August wildfires that tore through the Hawaiian island of Maui.

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