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Hawaii Governor Signs Law to Study Rising Seas

Abercrombie signs legislation aimed at helping Hawaii draw up a response to sea level rise in the islands.

·By Breana Milldrum

To address Hawaii’s vulnerability to climate change, the state has taken what advocates say is a key step toward responding to coastal flooding, erosion and decreased supplies of fresh water.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 1714, now known as Act 83, to fund the collaboration of various Hawaii agencies and community members to gather information on areas of the state that will be most affected by sea level rise.

“I believe that this bill today provides a road map for Hawaii to be able to deal with the questions of climate

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