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Climate change is affecting the food supply of Hawaiʻi's native and non-native bird species.

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Deporting Veterans; Resilient Cities; Politics of Tourism

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Peace and 9/11; Climate Change and Extreme Weather; ‘Orphan Master’s Son’ Author

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Severe weather is dominating national headlines—from Hurricane Irma’s move toward Florida to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It’s also bringing closer attention to the potential effects of climate change. And a new report from the World Bank highlights particular risks in the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Climate change is already forcing adjustments in peoples’ lives in the Asia Pacific. Small islands are among the first areas to feel the impact, but a study out this week says the effects of extreme weather are threatening other parts of the region. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

The Conversation: Monday, July 17th, 2017

Jul 17, 2017
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Battling Invasive Species; Costs of Climate Change; Remembering a Death at Pearl Harbor

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The annual Hawai‘i Conservation Congress gets underway tomorrow in Honolulu. While many of the topics and issues will be familiar, the timing of this year’s gathering has some urgency. On Friday, the Asian Development Bank released its latest study about climate change and its impact on the Asia Pacific. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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A community of traditional salt makers on Kauaʻi is navigating the impacts of climate change on the generations-old practice. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.

The Conversation: Monday, June 19th, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
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Deadly Heat Waves on the Rise; Hawaii’s Score on Elder Care; Homebrewing on Hawaii Island

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Most projections of the impact of climate change and sea level rise focus on flooding and agriculture, but a new report from the UN suggests major changes in fisheries as well…we have more from Neal Conan in today’s Pacific News Minute.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll explore the rising tides, climate change and a phenomenon called King Tides. We’ve seen the physical effects of the recent King Tides but what can citizens do to help researchers studying potential.

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Three Asian countries that are often rivals have agreed to cooperate when it comes to the Arctic Ocean. China, Japan and South Korea will conduct a joint mission to take a closer look at the impacts of climate change. And the work is not only focused on science. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.

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Hawaii is the first state in the nation to implement parts of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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 A potentially game changing new tool for business has been launched at the World Conservation Congress in Hawai‘i.  It’s called the Natural Capital Protocol and was tested with over fifty companies including Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé, and Shell.  For the first time, businesses and consumers can know the true costs of production.  

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Sea level rise is threatening to flood or erode islands in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument located north of the Hawaiian Islands.

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Researchers in Hawai‘i and around the world are closely monitoring the health of ocean coral. But there’s another form of marine life that’s also getting close attention—especially off the coast of Australia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Seaweed comes in various forms…including kelp—which is a brown algae that grows in relatively shallow oceans.  And a recent study about kelp off the west coast of Australia comes to some disturbing conclusions.

The Conversation: Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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Zero Waste Initiative at HPR; Storyteller Margaret Read McDonald; Global Climate Outlook; Haleakalā National Park Centennial

Zero Waste Initiative Follow Up: Ku’ulei Williams

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Yesterday, Fiji became the first country in the world to ratify the United Nations Climate Agreement reached by 195 nations last December in Paris.  In order to take effect, at least 55 countries, representing at least 55 percent of the world's annual carbon emissions must sign on – hopefully in time for a signing event in New York in April.  But some more ominous news yesterday on climate change as we hear from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.

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Climate change is an issue that resonates deeply within our communities in Hawaiʻi. Our economy, culture and health all depend on the health of ecosystems across the state. From the highest mountain peaks, to the coral reefs and near shore environments, we depend on these ecosystems for the survival of our society.

Christopher Phillips explains...

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For many years, we've heard that climate change will make the low lying islands of many Pacific nations uninhabitable over the next few decades. Now a new study shows that despite the effects of sea level rise and more powerful storms, most reef islands have persisted and even grown. But as we hear from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute, prospects for many Pacific Island nations remain gloomy.

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Like many Pacific Islands, Hawaii has long relied on imports of oil and coal to generate electricity.  Even in a first world economy - the transition to clean alternatives is proving a challenge.  In Paris, at the UN Conference on Climate Change - Pacific Island Nations including some of the poorest countries on earth are demanding financial commitments from rich countries to help in their transition.  Details from Neal Conan in Paris with the Pacific News Minute.

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In Paris, France hosts a summit of Pacific Island leaders ahead of the UN Climate Conference that gets underway next week. Details, from Neal Conan in Paris, in the Pacific News Minute.

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The nations of the world are gathering in Paris, ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate change which gets underway next week. News analyst Neal Conan is also there, to cover the conference with a focus on Pacific Island Nations.  As we hear in today's Pacific News Minute, countries which have contributed very little to the problem face enormous challenges as a result of it.

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Rising sea level and climate change could leave some atolls in the Pacific and Indian Ocean uninhabitable. That’s according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey. And as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, researchers worry that could happen sooner than you think.

The study was recently published in Nature’s Scientific Reports journal.

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Yesterday, New Zealand deported a man who claimed to be a climate refugee...both opposition MPs and Pacific Islanders protested the decision, and said that New Zealand will have to face the reality of climate change sooner or later...details, from Neal Conan in the Pacific News Minute.

Climate Change Report Shows Hawaii Sites at Risk

May 20, 2014
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The affects of climate change are putting many of our country’s most iconic landmarks and cultural sites at risk. That’s according to a new report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists. They say rising sea levels, coastal erosion and increased flooding are threatening national parks across the nation…including two here in Hawaii. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more. 

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   Climate change is a critical development for anyone living on an island.  On Hawaii Island, it's not just a matter of concern, it's a topic of study.  And that will be highlighted as part of an upcoming television series.  From the Big Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken has the story.

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 While temperatures remain generally pleasant across the state this week, that’s certainly not the case in Australia. Parts of that country are sweltering under a heat wave that’s led to brush fires, electricity outages and safety warnings. And researchers there are blaming climate change. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Frostpaw the Polar Bear Follows Obama to Oahu

Dec 23, 2013
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President Barack Obama arrived in Oahu this weekend, where he’s expected to stay over the next few weeks for his annual vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. But this year he has an unexpected visitor -- of the furry variety. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Can the Hawaiian Monk Seal Survive Rising Sea Levels?

Dec 12, 2013
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Hundreds of endangered species may be threatened due to rising sea-levels brought on by climate change. That’s according to a new report by the Center for Biological Diversity. And as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, one of the animals most at risk calls Hawaii home.

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