Claire Caulfield is a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat and audio producer for the Offshore podcast.
In 2021, Claire is covering the future of agriculture for Civil Beat’s Hawaii Grown podcast.
Last year Claire hosted the podcast “Are We Doomed? And Other Burning Environmental Questions.” The project answered reader questions about recycling, climate change and environmental education. Her work on season 4 of Offshore focused on how Native Hawaiians changed U.S. History and shared the struggles and successes of life in the modern Hawaiian diaspora.
Claire has worked in Arizona, Louisiana, Washington D.C., Montana and New Jersey. Her reporting has won multiple awards, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy and a Webby.
A group of farmers, entrepreneurs and researchers came together during the pandemic to find a solution to reduce the price of imported feed and, hopefully, make Hawaii’s meat and poultry industries more resilient.
It’s part of a growing trend of people pushing for more opportunities to take food security into their own hands.
Selling sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate became illegal this year, but lawmakers are relying on sellers to self-police and consumers to hold them accountable.
Manaʻo ke kamaʻāina no Waiʻanae i ka hiki ʻana o ke kiawe ke hulihia i ko Oʻahu ʻōnaehana meaʻai a kōkua i kēia hanauna aʻe e aloha aku i ko lākou ʻāina noho.
Honolulu wants to plant 100,000 trees in the next few years to help provide shelter from rising temperatures and a growing urban heat island.
Honolulu’s plastic reduction effort is eliminating fossil fuel waste, but also reflects the struggle to find a solution that’s both eco-friendly and convenient.
The Westside resident thinks kiawe trees can revolutionize Oahu’s food system and help the next generation learn to love where they live.
Many farmers rely on European honey bees to pollinate their plants, but the introduced species can negatively impact a native pollinator.
Eventually, tidal cycles won’t be enough to keep the ocean from our doors.