Enjoying native Hawaiian flora doesn’t require a foray into the mountains; many beautiful blooms love the beach as much as we do.
Let Them Eat Algae
Kā‘anapali’s marine reserve is protecting the reef by protecting the fish.
Sound Investment (VIDEO)
Haleakala Ranch goes out on a limb to conserve native forest — by harvesting trees to transform into koa guitars.
Hawai‘i’s Curious Critters
Photographer Zach Pezzillo is an unabashed enthusiast of insects and other small creatures.
A Snail’s Pace
No one knows for sure how many Hawaiian land snails still exist.
Turn trash into treasure with three "upcycling" DIY projects.
Speaking for the Forest
Malama Wao Akua, a juried art show cosponsored by the East Maui Watershed Partnership and Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, celebrates 10 years this fall.
Be a Hero!
If you care about something, you take care of it. Maui offers many ways to gain that sense of belonging, as these volunteers can attest.
Before the First Hawaiians
The life forms that originally colonized these islands may have been neither plant nor animal. And they're still here.
Fathoming a Mystery
Whale watching on Maui is not just about seeing, but listening too. New research tells us the truth about how whales interact and why they sing.
2012 Environmental Heroes
Our five environmental heroes for 2012 are saving the planet and paving the way for a greener future for Maui, Hawaii and the rest of the world.
Maui EVA & the Smart Grid
The Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance is working to jump start an electric car revolution on the island, helping the environment and gas prices.
The Microscopic Marvel of Sand
Discover the scientific story behind Maui's colored sand beaches.
Dancers of the Deep
Some eight species of dolphins call Hawaii’s waters home; one is the best twirling dolphin in the world.
2011 Environmental Heroes
We recognize a few individuals who make Maui no ka oi by protecting the environment, preserving indigenous wisdom, building sustainable communities.
The Reef Around Us
Nudibranchs that dance, parrotfish that change their sex, and punk-rock wrasses are just a few of Maui's underwater wonders.
Guardians of the Watershed
We celebrate The Nature Conservancy's thirty years in Hawai'i with a visit to its crown jewel, Waikamoi cloud forest.
2010 Environmental Heroes
Meet seven Maui residents who display a heroic commitment to our island's environment.
The Lure of Limu
The study of seaweed has enabled Hawaiian women—past and present—to sharpen their scientific eye, flavor bland meals, and exercise the art of metaphor.
Miracle on the Mountain
Pull on some boots, grab a digging stick, and help bring a Hawaiian dryland forest back from the brink.
Isao Nakagawa monitors the largest known colony of wedge-tailed shearwaters in Maui, nestled along the idyllic Kapalua Coastal Trail.
In Pursuit of Song
For researcher Jim Darling, the song of the humpback whale may hold the key to understanding this remarkable creature.
Saving the Wiliwili
A tiny wasp from Tanzania may be the last, best hope for one of the native Hawaiian wiliwili trees.
Environmental Heroes 2009
Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.
2008 Environmental Heroes
Meet five regular folks whose work keeps Maui fabulous.
The Elusive ‘Ua‘u
A discovery of Native Hawaiian petrel burrows on Lana'i sheds new light on this little-known species.
Still Saving the Whales
The Hawaiian humpback whales that visit Maui each year are doing well, but threats remain.
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The Spirit of Aloha Online Estate Art Auction
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