With the hashtag #ScientistsforMaunaKea, scientists are sharing their opposition to the construction of the $1.4 billion telescope on sacred land.
The news followed a public outcry this week over Verizon's throttling of data for fire crews battling Northern California's Mendocino Complex Fire.
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Impoverished communities are often the most affected by natural disasters.
Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill allowing physicians to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill patients.
The state is moving to reduce plastic pollution by implementing a groundbreaking ban on polystyrene containers that are commonly used throughout the island in the food industry.
Experts are hoping that new captive breeding programs, replacing harmful fishing practices, could help prevent future harm to coral reef ecosystems.
The fish, called O'opu, have developed the ingenious ability to climb hundreds of feet up the side of waterfalls in order to breed.
Medicare patients in the state appear to be much less likely to overuse problematic prescription drugs, including opioid pain medications and antibiotics, than people in the mainland United States.
The state's homeless population is falling thanks to Housing First strategies, but low-cost apartments can only go so far.
Attorneys representing the federal government faced off against a lawyer representing the State of Hawaii, which is challenging Trump's ban.