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Brittany Lyte

Brittany Lyte is an award-winning journalist who lives on Kauai's north shore.
Brittany Lyte: How To Be A ‘Morally Conscious’ Tourist Courtesy of travel2change

Brittany Lyte: How To Be A ‘Morally Conscious’ Tourist

A “voluntourism” enterprise pairs tourists with unique experiences that benefit the local communities on three islands.

Brittany Lyte: Therapy Atop Surfboards On Kauai Courtesy of Sharon Pancho

Brittany Lyte: Therapy Atop Surfboards On Kauai

Hundreds of volunteers come together once a month to help people with disabilities catch waves in Hanalei Bay.

Brittany Lyte: Sustainable Food Movement Flourishes On Kauai’s North Shore Brittany Lyte/Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Sustainable Food Movement Flourishes On Kauai’s North Shore

A community garden and incubator lots are just the beginning, say organizers looking to answer “big questions about things like food security.”

Brittany Lyte: The Deadliest Beach On Kauai Might Surprise You Courtesy: Kyle Pearce/Flickr

Brittany Lyte: The Deadliest Beach On Kauai Might Surprise You

A researcher analyzed drownings over 42 years. The beach with the most fatalities isn’t considered the most hazardous.

Brittany Lyte: Even Bird Lovers Glad Night Football Is Returning To Kauai Nathan Eagle/Honolulu Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Even Bird Lovers Glad Night Football Is Returning To Kauai

The Friday night high school tradition was put on hold because stadium lights endangered Newell’s shearwater chicks.

Native Hawaiians Want Control Of Troubled Telcom Service Courtesy of Robin Danner

Native Hawaiians Want Control Of Troubled Telcom Service

The coalition worries that service could falter as Sandwich Isles Communications tries to recover from former owner’s fraud case.

Brittany Lyte: These Kauai Schools Opt For Farm-To-Table Lunches Courtesy of Malama Kauai

Brittany Lyte: These Kauai Schools Opt For Farm-To-Table Lunches

Poi and lau-lau, not burgers, are the focus of healthier menus at two charter schools taking part in a $170,000 pilot program.

Brittany Lyte: Has Kauai Finally Found A Site For A New Landfill? Brittany Lyte/ Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Has Kauai Finally Found A Site For A New Landfill?

After a decade of effort, the county has located a preferred site for a new $65 million facility. But the plan will likely face NIMBY opposition.

Brittany Lyte: Kauai’s Shifting Sands Offer Clues To Beach’s Future Brittany Lyte/ Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte: Kauai’s Shifting Sands Offer Clues To Beach’s Future

A local scientist is trying to understand how development might affect Wailua beach near the Coco Palms resort site.

Brittany Lyte: Can Tiny Houses Fix This Big Problem? LiveWell Hawaii Modular Homes

Brittany Lyte: Can Tiny Houses Fix This Big Problem?

A 480-square-foot house recently built on Native Hawaiian trust land in Kauai is a pilot project for dealing with a dire housing shortage.

On A Mission To Save Hawaii’s Most Endangered Native Plants From Extinction Bryce Johnson/FLUX Hawaii

On A Mission To Save Hawaii’s Most Endangered Native Plants From Extinction

Exploratory botanist Steve Perlman descends remote cliff faces in one the country’s few places where the age of botanical discovery remains far from over.