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Partners protect native forests

  • COURTESY HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    Hawaii’s forests and their ability to soak up rain and recharge aquifers play a key role in maintaining the islands’ supply of fresh water. Maintaining the forests’ health is even more important now amid climate change and declining rainfall, state officials say.

Ancient Hawaiians had a saying: “Hahai no ka ua i ka ulu la‘au,” meaning “The rain follows the forest.” Read more

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