Last Line of Defense

After writing about West Maui for over five years as CORAL’s grants manager, I finally had the opportunity to visit the island on a recent vacation. I got to see first-hand how West Maui’s hotels and resorts are literally the last line of defense for adjacent coral reefs. Driving the North Loop Coastline Road Hwy… Continue Reading →

New Course Teaches Reef-Friendly Shoreline Innovations

For Immediate Release March 16, 2015 MAUI, HAWAI’I–The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is partnering with the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui to bring a new course to the University of Hawai‘i Maui College’s spring schedule. The 5-week class, Reef-Friendly Shoreline Innovations, is designed to teach watershed stewardship and landscape design principles to shoreline property owners… Continue Reading →

More People, More Trash

By Naneng Setiasih, Coral Triangle Regional Manager The small-fishing village of Tulamben in Bali struggled with poverty for decades, but that changed with a series of unfortunate events a few decades ago. The USS Liberty beached along its rocky shore after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942. And in 1963 the eruption of… Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Low Impact Design (LID)

Soggy Christmas Eve storms make for high surf and cloudy snorkeling Severe storms with heavy rains in the week leading up to Christmas led to power outages, downed trees, and flash flooding throughout Maui. In West Maui, ocean waters were cloudy for several days following the storms, and while surf was big, few surfers wanted… Continue Reading →

HTA Natural Resource Program Grant Participation

Thanks to Diane Kanealii of Kailapa Community Association (KCA) Hawaiian Homes for submitting this article. Kailapa Community Association (KCA) is a Hawaiian homestead organization made up of residents who have stepped up to take on the Kuleana of Malama ‘Aina. Part of this Kuleana is to prepare the land for development. Through grants from the… Continue Reading →

UH Hilo to Build Field Station in Puakō

Thanks to Jim Beets for allowing CORAL to reprint this article UH Hilo, a leader in liberal arts education in Hawai’i, is planning the development of a marine field station at Puakō, on the Kona coast of the Island of Hawai‘i. The impressive coral reefs at Puakō are among the best developed and most diverse… Continue Reading →

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