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Saving Hawaii’s Beaches


Hawaii official pledge to strengthen oversight over beach erosion.

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New sunscreen law to protect coral reefs begins

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s law banning the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in order to protect Hawaii’s marine environment went into effect on Friday, New Year’s Day.

Kilauea’s ongoing eruption: a rising lava lake

It has been an exciting week at Kilauea Volcano as the summit eruption that began on the evening of December 20th continues. The eruption remains confined within Halema‘uma‘u crater. Monitoring data show no signs of activity migrating from the summit into the rift zones, nor indications of summit collapse like those in 2018.

Last Waiki accomplice changes plea

The last of the seven defendants accused of aiding Justin Waiki following the fatal shooting of Hawaii Police Department Officer Bronson Kaliloa in July 2018, recently reached a plea agreement with the state.

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Russ Roberts

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