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Researching Hot Topics: Environment


Suggested Keywords


  • Air pollution
  • Air quality
  • Emissions OR greenhouse gasses

Climate Change OR Global Warming AND:

  • Sea level rise OR king tides
  • Drought
  • Water supply

Chemicals OR toxins:

  • Oil spills
  • Formaldehyde OR mercury OR other substances

Sustainability AND:

  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Recycling


  • Landfills
  • Hazardous waste
  • Plastics
  • Cleanups


More videos can be found in the following library databases:

Books & eBooks

Books contain historical, comprehensive, and detailed information

Search for books and more using Primo, the library's one search tool:


Or go directly to Primo Search for more options.


Articles are good sources of current studies, reports, data, & statistics

Research databases contain articles from magazines, scholarly/academic journals, and trade journals.

To find articles about the environment, start here:

If you are looking for local newspaper articles, try using ProQuest News & Newspapers. Be sure to include Hawaii as one of your search terms.

  • ProQuest US West Newstream Full-text articles includes the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Advertiser, and Honolulu Star-Bulletin



Websites are easy to find and access. Find professional organizations and reputable news sources