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The encroaching ocean

  • CESAR LAURE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER

  • Dire Warning
    Thirty significant sites in the United States are listed as needing further protection.
  • CESAR LAURE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
    Visitor Katie Rebman of Portland, Ore., walked around the alealea structure at Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park on Hawaii island. Sacred sites, sea walls and fish traps at Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau and Kaloko-Honokohau parks are among dozens of historical sites endangered due to climate change.
  • CESAR LAURE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
    2 .PU‘UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
    It contains a puuhonua, or place of refuge, which served as a sanctuary.
    >> Acres: 420
    >> Park established: July 1, 1961
  • CESAR LAURE / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
    1. KALOKO-HONOKOHAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
    Once a thriving Hawaiian settlement, it includes three traditional areas for trapping and raising fish.
    >> Acres: 1,160
    >> Park established: Nov. 10, 1978

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