CONSERVATION NEWS

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Hawaiʻi votes to protect coral reefs — from our sunscreen

By Morgan Lynch

July 2, 2018
Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige will sign a bill to prohibit the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals that contribute to the destruction of coral reefs.
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To feed itself, Hawai'i must make sea change, study finds

By Morgan Lynch

May 31, 2018
To feed its growing population, Hawai‘i is looking to produce more locally sourced seafood, which has a smaller environmental footprint.
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Scientists estimate how many fish are caught from Hawaii’s reefs

By Eva Schemmel

May 2, 2018
Knowledge of fish populations in the coral reefs along the islands’ shores is woefully lacking, so scientists compiled this data.
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Coral and reef fish seen on a scuba diving excursion to Black Rock.
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Where reefs are restaurants, challenge is keeping them stocked

By Eva Schemmel

December 11, 2017
Scientists develop research to curb overfishing in Hawaiian Islands.
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Agency recommends reductions to some U.S. national monuments, parks

By Bruno Vander Velde

August 24, 2017
The Trump Administration’s review has ended with unclear results.
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