Environment

Nearly half of Oahu’s beaches could disappear by 2050: Coastal Geology Group study

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – According to a new study released on Monday, September 21, by the Coastal Geology Group at the University of Hawaii’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), as much as 40% of all …

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International study urges countries to reduce plastic pollution

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – An international study recently published in “Science” Magazine managed by the nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  determined that, even with multilevel mitigation strategies in place to combat plastic pollution, extraordinary efforts …

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American Samoa congresswoman highlights the Great American Outdoors Act

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Earlier this week, President Donald Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which American Samoa Representative Aumua Amata said will sustain the National Park of American …

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Tumbleweed-like algae recently discovered northwest of Hawaiian Islands, invading marine habitats

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – A newly-identified, fast-growing species of algae poses a major threat to coral reefs and the ocean ecosystem. The species was discovered in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument by a …

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Gifts of walking in nature

  GAITHERSBURG, MD (Eagle News) — As John Muir puts it, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” According to psychologytoday.com, nature walks benefit people by: providing “reprieve from the noise that taxes our sensitive …

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Hawaii’s Congressional delegates pursue first national forest for the Aloha State

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Congressman Ed Case (Democrat representing Honolulu urban Oahu), and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (Democrat representing rural Oahu and Neighbor Islands) jointly introduced on Saturday, May 30, a bill to pursue …

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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa could lose title as “world’s largest volcano” to another Central Pacific volcano

By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The scientific community and the public have long thought that Mauna Loa, currently an active shield volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, was the largest volcano in the world. However, after …

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Half of world’s beaches could vanish by 2100

by Marlowe HOOD PARIS, France (AFP) — Climate change and sea-level rise are currently on track to wipe out half the world’s sandy beaches by 2100, researchers warned Monday. Even if humanity sharply reduces the fossil fuel pollution that drives …

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Trudeau calls for national climate debate in Canada

MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Monday for a major national debate involving everyone from industry to indigenous groups to move the country to carbon neutrality by 2050 and still grow the economy. Trudeau was re-elected …

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Emaciated lion Jupiter returning home to ‘mother’

CALI, Colombia (AFP) — Emaciated with a vacant gaze and without the strength to stand upright, 20-year-old lion Jupiter’s life is in danger. But authorities are acting to try to save him after he was discovered in a “critical state.” …

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Bangladesh’s biggest zoo calls time on elephant rides

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AFP) — Bangladesh’s biggest zoo has called time on elephant rides following a long-running campaign by activists. The ban was quietly introduced last month, Dhaka zoo curator Nurul Islam told AFP, adding it would never been lifted. “We …

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China ‘comprehensively’ bans illegal wildlife trade

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China on Monday declared an immediate and “comprehensive” ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The country’s top legislative committee met on Monday and approved …

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