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Editorial: New options for nearshore homes

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                An empty lot shown Wednesday at 58-2 Makanale St. near Velzyland where plans to build some three residences at the site were approved despite concerns of erosion and sea level rise.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    An empty lot shown Wednesday at 58-2 Makanale St. near Velzyland where plans to build some three residences at the site were approved despite concerns of erosion and sea level rise.

When it comes to building or rebuilding homes near Hawaii’s shorelines, property owners and the government officials charged with enforcing codes and protecting the islands’ fragile natural environment face increasingly difficult choices, exacerbated by global warming. Read more

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