Stories involving environmental conservation, stewardship and sustainable practices.

Video: Nainoa Thompson urges Hawaii to become a leader on sustainability, stewardship
  • Verbatim

The Polynesian Voyaging Society president and mālama Honua advocate speaks of the challenges ahead and the hope he has witnessed in people around the world during Hōkūleʻa's worldwide voyage. Read More »

Will Caron
A kiaʻi kai movement
  • Opinion

Ocean guardianship, cultural seascape protection and the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Read More »

Kekuewa Kikiloi
Interview with Marti Townsend, Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi Sierra Club →
  • Interview
Umi Perkins
Familiar messages, hopes at legislative opening day
  • News Report

“People Over Profits” message unites broad progressive coalition; hundreds converge on Hawai‘i’s Capitol Read More »

Blue Planet: Utilities’ community solar proposal disappointing
  • News Report

The nonprofit says that the proposed program fails to live up to lawmakers’ vision for dramatically expanding access to clean energy in Hawaii; stakeholders intend to submit a revised proposal. Read More »

Hawaii doesn’t need NextEra to create a renewable energy future
  • Essay

The governor's rejection of NextEra's proposed buyout of Hawaii's electric utility can, and should, open the door for a public option, in which the people of Hawaii take charge and lead the nation into a better future themselves. Read More »

Elliot Van Wie
UH regents vote to divest from fossil fuels
  • Announcement

The University of Hawaii, with 53,000 total students, is now the largest university in the world to have divested from the fossil fuel industry so far. Read More »

Will Caron
Final UH divestment vote tomorrow
  • Announcement

The full UH Board of Regents will vote on divesting from fossil fuels tomorrow. Read More »

Hawaii to adopt 100 percent renewable portfolio standard
  • News Report

Together with bills on solar PV and UH energy goals, HB623 accelerates the state’s energy push to 100 percent renewable by the end of 2045. Read More »

Will Caron
A clean energy holiday poem
  • Poem

Blue Planet gets into the holiday spirit with a re-worked "Night Before Christmas" that reviews Hawaii's progress as a clean-energy state during 2014. Read More »

Update: Honolulu’s plastic bag ban

Mayor Caldwell signed a bill amending Honolulu's plastic checkout store bag ban today. Read More »

Will Caron
HECO Companies File Plans for the Future →

By 2030 the three utilities will have an average renewable penetration rate exceeding 2/3 of all generation (67 percent). More at Ililani Media »

Will Caron
Glass in the trash

A lack of funding for recycling non-Hi5 glass has forced businesses to begin throwing their wine and spirit bottles out with the trash. Read More »

Manjari Fergusson
World’s largest conservation gathering will come to Honolulu

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has selected Honolulu as the first U.S. venue to host its World Conservation Congress. Read More »

Will Caron
Seeing 2020: The next decade on Kauai, Part I →
  • Feature
Jon Letman
A view of the Hanalei Valley in Northern Kauai. The Hanalei River runs through the valley and 60 percent of Hawaii's taro is grown in its fields.