Group Takes Fight Over Barrier Reef Pipeline Funding to Ninth Circuit

An environmental advocate’s attorney urged a Ninth Circuit panel on Monday to revive a lawsuit challenging the U.S. government’s funding of a natural gas project that opponents say threatens one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

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Sea Ice Loss Dooms Walrus If not Protected, Groups Claim

“The Fish and Wildlife Service knows the Pacific walrus is in trouble. The only thing preventing its protection is politics. We hope officials do the right thing and give this majestic animal the protections it needs to survive,” Center for Biological Diversity scientist Shaye Wolf said.

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Papahanaumokuakea Review Spurs Tension With Conservation Groups, Fisheries

President Donald Trump’s targeting of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the northwest Hawaiian Islands for national review has revived a lopsided debate between Native Hawaiians, senators, scientists and conservation groups in favor of the monument’s designation, and an activist fishery council mainly concerned with “maximizing longline yields.”

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After 3 Years at Sea, Globe-Trotting Polynesian Canoe Nears Home

The Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokulea will complete its three-year trip around the world and return to Hawaii June 17, where thousands are expected to greet the traditional double-hulled craft, flanked by seven other voyaging canoes from Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand, at Magic Island, Oahu, in an arrival ceremony and celebration. A three-day fair and summit will follow at the Hawaii Convention Center where crew will discuss “stories of hope inspired by the worldwide voyage.”

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