oahu

Top Tweets
joe biden
Amid LNG’s Gulf Coast expansion, community hopes to stand in its way
Shaprio Pennsylvania carbon capture
fashion industry’s plastic waste
oahu north shore resiliency climate
Image by Michelle Raponi from Pixabay

This North Shore community wants stronger protection against disasters, climate change

Residents in Hauula have been working for years to build Oahu’s first-ever resiliency hub, a storm-resistant center that could better protect their rural, isolated and vulnerable North Shore community after a hurricane, tsunami or other disaster.

Top Story
Waikiki Beach is vanishing. Nobody can agree what to do next

Waikiki Beach is vanishing. Nobody can agree what to do next

Hawaii’s most iconic beach is quickly becoming a poster child for why it’s so hard to adapt to a changing climate.

Newsletter
Rich homeowners have endangered Hawaii's beaches with sand burritos. The state is cracking down

Rich homeowners have endangered Hawaii's beaches with sand burritos. The state is cracking down

Coastal officials in Hawaii are taking action against residents who lined their oceanfront properties with sandbags. A Star-Advertiser/ProPublica investigation last year found that lax enforcement of these protections was threatening beaches.
Officials let Hawaii's waterfront homeowners damage public beaches again and again
www.propublica.org

Officials let Hawaii's waterfront homeowners damage public beaches again and again

Everybody knows that seawalls cause beach loss, and Hawaii law forbids building them. But Honolulu County officials have granted exemptions to 46 homeowners over the past two decades even as a quarter of Oahu’s beaches have disappeared.
ORIGINAL REPORTING
MOST POPULAR
CLIMATE