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This week on Helping Hand we’re learning about a crisis in our Asia Pacific neighborhood revolving around the Pacific Walrus. HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with the Center for Biological Diversity and one of their staff attorneys, Emily Jeffers, about it.

Richard Fisher / Flickr
Richard Fisher / Flickr

Several species of humpback whales have been removed from the endangered species list.

This week, the National Marine Fisheries Service reclassified humpback whale species into 14 different categories.  9 of those were removed from the list or reclassified as threatened and that includes species found in Hawaiian waters.

The agency had previously classified all humpback whales as a single population… saying they were all endangered.

Frostpaw the Polar Bear Follows Obama to Oahu

Dec 23, 2013
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Biological Diversity

President Barack Obama arrived in Oahu this weekend, where he’s expected to stay over the next few weeks for his annual vacation to the Hawaiian Islands. But this year he has an unexpected visitor -- of the furry variety. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.