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State commission adopts recommendations on impacts of climate change sea level rise

The Hawai‘i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission (Climate Commission) at its regular quarterly meeting yesterday adopted a series of recommendations and finalized a mission statement to help guide Hawai‘i’s response to the impacts of climate change. The Climate Commission is led by the DLNR Chair and the Director of the State Office of Planning […]

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UH Hilo led algae research may produce energy with negative CO2 emissions

Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, in affiliation with Duke and Cornell Universities, have authored a study that suggests making croplands more efficient through algae production could unlock an important negative emission technology to combat climate change.

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Updates from Sen. Schatz (Jan. 29-Feb. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) will serve on five key Senate Appropriations Subcommittees: Defense; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; and Legislative Branch. “I am grateful to Chairman Cochran and Vice Chairwoman Mikulski for the opportunity to help shape the Department of […]

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Schatz, Hirono applaud U.S.-China climate change agreement

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz released the following statement on the White House’s announcement of an agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China to address the global threat of climate change: “The groundbreaking climate change and clean energy cooperation agreement announced by President Obama and President Xi demonstrates the necessary leadership […]

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Governor signs bill forming climate adaptation committee

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed House Bill 1714 (Act 83), a measure that establishes an interagency climate adaptation committee to develop a sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation report addressing statewide impacts to 2050.

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Updates from Schatz (April 1-7)

MEDIA RELEASE SCHATZ APPLAUDS PRESIDENT’S EQUAL PAY ACTIONS U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz supported the announcement that President Obama will be taking two new executive actions to help combat pay discrimination and strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws. The executive actions apply the standards of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which Schatz is a co-sponsor of and […]

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Study: Ocean systems undermined by climate change by 2100

MEDIA RELEASE An ambitious new study describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually influencing humans. Previous analyses have focused mainly on ocean warming and acidification, considerably underestimating the biological and social […]

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Hawaii signs onto Majuro Declaration as climate leader

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii is the first sub-national government to sign onto the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership, presented Friday by the Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum to the United Nations Secretary General. The Aloha State joins other leaders from around the world in making commitments to climate change mitigation and adaptation. […]

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Carbon emissions to impact climate beyond day after tomorrow

MEDIA RELEASE Future warming from fossil fuel burning could be more intense and longer-lasting than previously thought. This prediction emerges from a new study by University of Hawaii at Manoa oceanographer Richard Zeebe, who includes insights from episodes of climate change in the geologic past to inform projections of man-made future climate change. The study […]

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Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age

MEDIA RELEASE Scientists look at past climates to learn about climate change and the ability to simulate it with computer models. One region that has received a great deal of attention is the Indo-Pacific warm pool, the vast pool of warm water stretching along the equator from Africa to the western Pacific Ocean. In a […]

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Fairmont going dark to shed light on climate change

Fairmont going dark to shed light on climate change

MEDIA RELEASE The Fairmont Orchid has confirmed its participation in Earth Hour 2012, a global environmental awareness event organized by the World Wildlife Fund. At 8:30 p.m. Saturday March 31, more than 60 of Fairmont’s landmark hotels and resorts around the planet will participate by turning off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour […]

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The comings and goings of El Niño and La Niña are part of a long-term, evolving state of global climate, for which measurements of sea surface height are a key indicator.

La Niña’s exit leaves climate forecasts in limbo

The comings and goings of El Niño and La Niña are part of a long-term, evolving state of global climate, for which measurements of sea surface height are a key indicator.

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Singer on sustainable solutions to environmental change

Singer on sustainable solutions to environmental change

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Inouye: Climate change requires change

Inouye: Climate change requires change

From the office of Sen. Daniel Inouye: Dear Friends: Climate change affects the well-being of our people, the strength of our economy, and the health of our ecosystems. Where we build, what food we grow, and how we maintain our national security are all affected by gradual changes in our climate spurred by natural and […]

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