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40% of O’ahu, Hawai’i beaches could be lost by mid-century

September 22, 2020 – The reactive and piecemeal approach historically used to manage beaches in Hawai‘i has failed to protect them. If policies are not changed, as much as 40% of all beaches on Oʻahu, Hawai‘i could be lost before mid-century, according to a new study by researchers in the Coastal Geology Group at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) […]

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Abundant and diverse ecosystem found in area targeted for deep-sea mining

July 31, 2016 – In a study published in Scientific Reports, scientists discovered impressive abundance and diversity among the creatures living on the seafloor in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ)–an area in the equatorial Pacific Ocean being targeted for deep-sea mining. The study, lead authored by Diva Amon, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Hawai’i at […]