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Report sounds an alarm on ongoing decline of US coral reefs

“Our work in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans shows a dire outlook for coral reef ecosystem health, from warming ocean waters, fishing, disease, and pollution from the land."

  Hawaii News Now to unveil first of 3-part climate change series on Wednesday

On Wednesday. Hawaii News Now will proudly present “A Climate For Change: The New Normal,” the first in a three-part documentary series about facing the climate change challenge.

Ominous conclusion of UH study: The world’s coral reefs could be gone by 2100

“By 2100, it’s looking quite grim."

Series of coastal engineering projects underway amid race to save Waikiki Beach

“This is just one component of an overall strategy to make sure we can give people what they pay for in terms of visiting us, enjoying our resources, enjoying our aloha.”

  It’s official: 2019 was Honolulu’s hottest year on record

“Rising temperatures are no longer a projection for later this decade or later this century, our island is hotter here and now."

UH study: As climate change takes hold, the tropics will get warmer faster

“Warming in one area can affect the degree of warming in another place."

  Disappearing highway in Hauula a stark example sea level rise perils

Coastal erosion is having costly impacts around the islands.

What winter? In 2019, Hawaii broke or tied 273 heat records. In 2020, expect more of the same.

If you thought 2019 was unusually hot, you’re not imagining things.

  To prepare for a future with stronger hurricanes, Hawaii can learn from others — and itself

Experts warn that if Hawaii’s infrastructure and public buildings aren’t resilient enough now that could lead to dire consequences for the state as climate change becomes more pronounced.

Trump criticizes teen climate activist Greta Thunberg after magazine honor

In a Thursday tweet, the president says “Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!”

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise?

The most vulnerable coastal communities sit only a few feet above sea level and are already getting wet at some high tides. Scientists estimate the sea will rise another 2 feet to 4 feet in the next 50 years.

What can you do to live more sustainably? An online dashboard offers answers

“This is what we all need to do together."

  Proposed steel sea wall for an Ewa Beach shoreline raises concerns

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz is among those asking them to reconsider.

City to sue fossil fuel companies in bid to hold them ‘accountable’ for climate change

At a news conference Tuesday, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said fossil fuel companies have known for decades about the impacts of climate change.

Climate change making stronger El Ninos, UH-led study finds

Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a new study finds.

Hawaii’s surf might disappear completely if climate change worsens, experts say

The sea level is projected to rise 6.5 feet by the end of the century.

  Marine heat waves, like the one behind Hawaii’s sweltering summer, poised to be ‘new normal’

Scientists warn marine heat waves could have widespread implications -- in the water and on land.

  Jane Fonda arrested while protesting climate change in Washington

The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online.

‘We’re all in big trouble’: Climate panel sees a dire future

Scientists say these accelerating changes will harm people, plants, animals, food, societies, infrastructure and the global economy.

  Hundreds of young climate activists ‘strike’ in Downtown Honolulu

At city hall, there will be a rally featuring poets, musicians, and guest speakers.

Hawaii scientists say political interference in Washington could impact public trust and safety

University of Hawaii professor and climate expert Chip Fletcher says he has personally experienced political interference under the Trump Administration when sharing research he worked on with colleagues from federal agencies.

  Experts: Climate change threatens bigger, stronger ... and slower hurricanes

Are super storms like Hurricane Dorian becoming the new normal? Weather experts still disagree over whether climate change is to blame.

New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

A new United Nations scientific report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is making global warming worse.

  In 7th State of the City, mayor focuses on threat of ‘climate crisis’

It will be the mayor's seventh State of the City address.

Hawaii residents to take to the streets in global climate change rally

It's all part of the Global Climate Strike For Future movement.

Hundreds of Hawaii’s youth to join nationwide climate change rally

The protesters’ goal: move away from fossil fuels and push for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.

Global carbon dioxide levels measured atop Mauna Loa set a new monthly record

“Today’s emissions will still be trapping heat in the atmosphere thousands of years from now.”

State on track to lower greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020

"We know that bending the curve of emissions down by 2020 gives the world the best opportunity to prevent the worst effects of climate change."