Pandemic Brings New Kind of Litter

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, masks and gloves have been piling up on roadsides - adding a new kind of litter to the existing smatter of food wrappings and cigarette butts.

Articles & News Archives, Environment, People Features, Plants & Animals

Studying endangered seals

Researchers around the world are studying seal reproductive cycles to better understand the animals. Work ongoing in the UK could help inform studies in Hawaii and vice-versa.

Articles & News Archives, Environment, People Features

Kauai’s Koloa going strong

“We actually have a big reservoir of Koloa DNA on Kauai, and so it gives us a lot of hope for the recovery of the endangered Koloa across Hawaii.” - Kim Uyehara, biologist

Articles & News Archives, Environment

Crumbling coastlines

Shorelines on Kauai are eroding in many places, and on the east side it's threatening a popular biking and walking path. It's a sign of a bigger, worldwide problem of sea level rise and coastal erosion.