BIG WIN in climate change fight in Hawaiʻi

Yesterday in a big victory for Hawaiʻi’s clean energy goals, the Environmental Court ruled that the Hawaiʻi Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism was wrong to grant nearly all requests for variances from the Solar Water Heater Mandate. By issuing thousands of variances, the agency has reinforced Hawaiʻi’s reliance on fossil fuels—to our collective … Read more

Climate change: Redraw policies to adapt

By Victoria Keener   |  December 2, 2018  |  Updated December 1, 2018 7:02pm EDITORIAL| INSIGHT| ISLAND VOICES As authors of the chapter covering Hawaii and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands in the “Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment,” which was released by the federal government on Black Friday, my colleagues and I encountered a dire picture of climate impacts … Read more

+3.2ft: Sea Level Rise in Hawaiʻi

The preservation of Hawaiʻi’s shorelines is not only critical to protect the countless flora and fauna living there, but also to protect our way of life. The science is clear that one of the impacts of warming global temperatures is sea level rise. The negative impacts to low-lying coastal areas include loss of critical habitat, … Read more

Women Act For Climate Justice: Ten Days of Global Mobilization

This October 28th to November 6th, diverse women and girls around the world are organizing together to show their resistance to environmental and social degradation, demand drastic change away from our unjust economic and development systems, highlight the climate impacts our communities are facing, and demonstrate the many effective, just and safe climate solutions, strategies … Read more