Nasa to map coral reefs from the air to show impact of climate change

Scientists hope large-scale maps will offer new insight into effects of warming and pollution as previous studies have almost always been done up close in the water Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the…

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Hawaii’s last sugar harvest paves the way for a fight over the land’s future

As the industry winds down, a new generation of activists are dreaming of replacing sugar with a new agricultural model and a new political settlement For one last season, luscious, green fields of sugarcane are animating Mauis landscape. Hulking trucks…

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Swimming with dolphins could end as ‘self-gratifying selfies’ pose threat

In Hawaii, large numbers of tourists disturb nocturnal spinner dolphins, which continue moving while they snooze The federal government is proposing a ban on swimming with dolphins in Hawaii a move that may crush the dreams of many tourists, but…

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