Hawaii – GBRI
 

In a shocking incident, a Hawaiian island has been completely swept off the map after a category 5 hurricane struck Hawaii earlier this month. Called East Island, it was located in an atoll known as the French Frigate Shoals, 885 kilometers from Honolulu. Measuring just 4.5 hectares, the spit of sand – only half a mile […]

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Hawaii’s coral reefs are under threat – not just from warming sea temperatures, but also thousands of tons of sunscreen that gets washed off our bodies right into the ocean. The vibrant Hawaiian coral reefs are a major tourist attraction, besides being extremely important for marine ecosystems. That’s why the island state is about to […]

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Lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption has been spewing for over a month now in Hawaii. The result – rich forest area in Puna has now become a rough volcanic terrain, a 400-year-old lake has completely evaporated, numerous sea creatures have died, and whole ecosystems have been wiped off. “Before the eruptions, that area (Puna) […]

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Hawaii has become the first US state to ban the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos. Chlorpyrifos has been proven to be a highly toxic neurotoxin that causes brain damage, particularly in the case of young children. The pesticide has been in use since 1965 and the US Environment Protection Agency says it has been found to overstimulate the nervous […]

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Hawaii Governor David Ige signed two bills on Tuesday legally implementing portions of the Paris Climate Agreement, that Donald Trump chose to pull out of. That makes Hawaii the first US state to legally support the global pact. Ige said in a statement: “As an island state, we are especially aware of the limits of our […]

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