Hawaii fires

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The fire that still burns: the mental health crisis unfolding among Maui’s children
Nearly four months after the deadly wildfires, Lahaina’s youngest residents still face displacement, housing insecurity and lingering trauma

Claire Wang in Lahaina

03, Dec, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Flash droughts are likely to become increasingly common, say researchers
Scientists have been studying the increasingly common phenomenon, which can intensify wildfires and affect crop yields

Kate Ravilious

02, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Grieving Maui residents prepare to rebuild but ask: ‘For whom?’
Hawaii’s environment has suffered since its annexation by the US – can rebuilding return the island to an earlier way of life?

Ava Sasani

08, Oct, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘No time to grieve’: residents lament decision to reopen Maui to tourism
Two months after wildfires devastated West Maui, officials announce ‘phased’ reopening as locals struggle to survive

Ava Sasani

03, Oct, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Symbol of hope’: Lahaina’s beloved banyan shows new growth after fires
Community rallies to save ‘heartbeat’ of town after 150-year-old tree was badly singed by Maui wildfires last month

Maanvi Singh

19, Sep, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘You can’t unsee it’: the mental toll of Maui fires on search-and-recovery teams
As deadly disasters increase in frequency and magnitude, so does the emotional weight for those who recover the bodies

Dani Anguiano

16, Sep, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Hawaii fires: number of fatalities drops to 97 as DNA tests help identify victims
Police chief confirmed number of missing had also dropped from 41 to 31 and that 74 of the deceased had been identified

Guardian staff and agencies

16, Sep, 2023 @1:16 AM

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‘Occupied by the US’: wildfires renew Native Hawaiian call for sovereignty
As disaster capitalists descend on Lahaina, Indigenous Hawaiians fight for self-governance

Claire Wang

07, Sep, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘I didn’t get any help’: Maui residents struggle despite Biden’s vow of aid
The president promised federal government would support the island after deadly wildfires, but residents say the response is scattershot and insufficient

Joan E Greve and Dani Anguiano

02, Sep, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson launch Maui wildfire fund with $10m
Winfrey says direct cash assistance aims to support those affected as they determine what ‘rebuilding looks like for them’

Adrian Horton

31, Aug, 2023 @1:56 PM

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Hawaii crews near end of search for fire victims but death toll remains unclear
At least 115 people confirmed dead and more than 100 missing, as officials move into new phase of removing hazardous waste

Dani Anguiano and agencies

30, Aug, 2023 @4:10 PM

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How 19th-century pineapple plantations turned Maui into a tinderbox
Land privatization and water depletion set the stage for the Lahaina fire 150 years ago. Now, land companies may benefit even more

Claire Wang

27, Aug, 2023 @11:00 AM

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