On an island where 90 percent of our food is imported, sustainability starts with eating locally.
Beware of false claims: The terms “reef-safe” and “reef-friendly” are not regulated.
Hawaiian musicians face long odds at the Grammys since all are lumped in one musical category: folk music.
Can the last Hawaii sugar plantation survive without cane fires? What happens to Maui if they stop?
Axis deer destroy crops and endanger native species. Beleaguered farmers, ranchers and conservationists are taking aim at the problem.
No vacancy: Maui’s commercial harbor hits max occupancy.
A warming planet is raising sea levels around the globe. How can we adapt to keep living near the coast?
In the U.S., Hawaiians are the only native people not recognized as an indigenous nation. Why do some Hawaiians oppose the bill that would grant them autonomy?
Use these helpful resources to learn more about the GMO kalo (taro) controversy.
Maui’s population is growing. The number of beach parks is not. As pressure mounts, activity companies say the County has left them stranded.
Advocates say biofuels could save big agriculture in the Islands, and reduce Hawaii’s unsustainable dependence on imported oil. Are we willing to pay the price?
Transient vacation rentals, long a quiet part of the Maui tourism industry, are a noisy new controversy.
Is the Hawai‘i Superferry a boon for interisland travelers, or a boondoggle threatening Maui’s way of life?
Learn the rules behind the proposed ban.
Beyond the “shaka,” that friendly thumb-and-pinkie hand waggle that says “hello” in a uniquely local fashio, is an intangible spirit defines these islands.
Maui's beleaguered agriculture may provide a green answer to the island's future energy needs.
Haleakala National Park’s newest superintendent tackles traffic on the summit.
Plans to build the world’s largest solar telescope on the summit of Haleakala have set two very different ways of seeing at odds.
Supporters say biotechnology creates jobs and fights world hunger. Detractors say it threatens the health of humans and the planet. Can both be right?
No one knows for sure, but urban lore says that if the ships and planes stopped coming, our food supplies might last a few weeks.
Raising Wake at Maui’s Small-Boat Harbors
Maui Cultural Lands (MCL), a nonprofit dedicated to the reforestation of native flora, leads a weekly expedition up to Hana‘ula on the slopes of Mauna Kahalawai (the West Maui Mountains); planting, watering, weeding and clearing invasive foliage.