Civil Beat Staff

Claire Caulfield

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.

If you want to talk about island issues or chat about your favorite podcasts, contact Claire at ccaulfield@civilbeat.org or @CaulfieldCM.

Ka Hoʻohana ʻIa ʻAna O Kekahi Lāʻau Haole E Kekahi Kāne Ma Hawaiʻi No Ka Hānai ʻAna Aku I Kona Kaiāulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ka Hoʻohana ʻIa ʻAna O Kekahi Lāʻau Haole E Kekahi Kāne Ma Hawaiʻi No Ka Hānai ʻAna Aku I Kona Kaiāulu

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. 

The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Heat Is Especially Dangerous For Honolulu’s Homeless

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.

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants Rafael Bergstrom

The Problem With Honolulu’s Single-Use Plastic Ban At Restaurants

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.

How One Hawaii Man Is Using An Invasive Tree To Nurture His Community Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How One Hawaii Man Is Using An Invasive Tree To Nurture His Community

The Westside resident thinks kiawe trees can revolutionize Oahu’s food system and help the next generation learn to love where they live.

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees

Many farmers rely on European honey bees to pollinate their plants, but the introduced species can negatively impact a native pollinator.

UH Report Finds Hawaii Needs To Prepare For More Frequent High-Tide Flooding Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

UH Report Finds Hawaii Needs To Prepare For More Frequent High-Tide Flooding

Eventually, tidal cycles won’t be enough to keep the ocean from our doors.

HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

HDOT Changes Plans For Farrington Highway Bypass After Community Protests

There is new hope for residents hoping to reroute Farrington Highway makai of Makaha Beach Park.

Why The Pandemic Made It Harder To Protect Birds From Hawaii’s Feral Cats Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Why The Pandemic Made It Harder To Protect Birds From Hawaii’s Feral Cats

Pauses in cat sterilization efforts during the pandemic haven’t seemed to significantly affect populations, but it will be a while before the full impacts of 2020 are clear.

UH Will Test Sewage At 11 Dorms This Fall To Help Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Will Test Sewage At 11 Dorms This Fall To Help Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks

Sewage testing can provide “real-time detection” of the virus that causes COVID-19.