Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Natural Gas May Become Hawaii's Next Fuel

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There’s a new energy debate heating up, looking at whether liquefied natural gas could play a role in Hawai`i’s fuel future.

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What's Ahead for Hawaii's Uninsured

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The Affordable Care Act is moving forward with some additional certainly after last week’s Supreme Court ruling. As part of ongoing coverage, HPR is speaking with health care providers to find out what’s next in Hawai`i. Here's more from discussions about the state's uninsured residents.

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Groups Sue EPA over RIMPAC Ship Sinking

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Military forces will send several massive war ships to the bottom of the ocean as part of this month’s RIMPAC war games. The exercise is called SINKEX and takes place off the shores of Hawai`i after a two year moratorium. Public health groups are suing the EPA for permitting the program.  

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Desalination Project Mimics Nature with Solar Power

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Fresh drinking water is essential to survival and lately more places are looking to the ocean as a source. Despite the growing popularity of water desalination, two major problems remain – the process needs a lot of money and a lot of fossil fuels to operate. Some of Hawii's energy entrepreneurs are hoping to get around those hurdles. 

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Groups Seek Removal of Federal Protections for Green Sea Turtles in Hawai`i

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Around Hawai`i images of honu can be found just about everywhere. Tourists often say the chance to spend some time on the beach or in the water with sea turtles is among the highlights of their visit to the islands. Protection of sea turtles under the Endangered Species Act is helping their populations rebound and some groups say it's gone too far.

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