La Nina, Three Years in a Row

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a third year of La Nina conditions in the Pacific. La  Nina is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, and the opposite of El Nino, which features warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in that region

First in the Nation: Mayor Kawakami Signs Historic Sea-Level Rise Bill

In the quest to prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate change, Kauaʻi Mayor Derek Kawakami signed a historic bill on October 14, Bill No. 2879, that will regulate construction based on future sea-level rise projections. This unique measure is the result of dedicated collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Climate Resilience Collaborative and the Kauaʻi County Planning Department.

Are you prepared?

With Hurricane Ian looming upon Florida and the eastern seaboard, it's a good time to remember we are still in hurricane season until November 30th.  Check on your insurance policies.  What does home, hurricane and flood insurance cover?

WE NEED YOUR HELP! King Tide Photo Surveys next week!

Help us document the impacts of King Tides (the highest high tides of the year). Documenting King Tides can give us a snapshot of what our future shorelines may look like with rising sea levels. Visit the project website, www.PacificIslandsKingTides.org, for peak high tide times at locations across the Hawaiian Islands on King Tide photo survey dates.

Today is National Dam Safety Awareness Day

National Dam Safety Awareness Day seeks to encourage and promote individual and community responsibility and best practices for dam safety, as well as what steps can be taken to prevent catastrophic dam failures. The theme for National Dam Safety Awareness Day 2022 on May 31, is, "Dam Safety is a shared responsibility. Know your risk,... Continue Reading →

Earth Day: Remember the Power of Community

Happy Earth Day! The first Earth Day in 1970 united 20 million Americans to prevent environmental harm. By the end of the year, that activism helped spur creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and passage of ground-breaking environmental laws including the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Clean Air Act. This is now your... Continue Reading →

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