Civil Beat Staff

Claire Caulfield

Claire Caulfield is a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat and audio producer for the Offshore podcast.

As host of “Are We Doomed? And Other Burning Environmental Questions,” Claire answers reader questions about recycling, climate change, environmental education and agriculture. 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.

Why 2020 Will Shape How Hawaii Teens Feel About Politics For Decades To Come Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why 2020 Will Shape How Hawaii Teens Feel About Politics For Decades To Come

The life of an American teenager hasn’t been this tumultuous in 60 years, and the effects will shape Generation Z forever.

The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenagers

The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenagers

Audio diaries from nine Oahu teenagers reveal how Generation Z was uniquely prepared to weather disruptions from the pandemic.

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change?

Some say systematic failures to respond to COVID-19 reveal just how challenging it will be to stop climate change, while others see reasons for hope.

How Efforts To Save Hawaii’s Forests Are Preventing A ‘Freshwater Crisis’ Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How Efforts To Save Hawaii’s Forests Are Preventing A ‘Freshwater Crisis’

Landowners, volunteers and an army of local hunters are helping the state fight an uphill battle to protect Hawaii’s forests — and its drinking water.

DOH Won’t Give Honolulu The Data It Needs To Detect Coronavirus In Our Sewage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

DOH Won’t Give Honolulu The Data It Needs To Detect Coronavirus In Our Sewage

Researchers need access to coronavirus test results by zip code in order to corroborate what they are finding in the island’s wastewater system.

How Is Oahu’s Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

How Is Oahu’s Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast?

Debates within the Nanakuli and Maili community about a possible landfill expansion are heating up.

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change?

We collected resources and advice for stress-free ways to talk to your kids about a stressful subject.