Claire Caulfield was a reporter for Honolulu Civil Beat and audio producer for the Offshore podcast.
In 2021, Claire was 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.
The Pacific island nation was the first to relocate a community due to the effects of a warming planet. The struggle continues as families learn to adapt.
The west Kauai community has received more than $2 million through a benefits fund that residents have used for solar projects, youth sports and more.
A billionaire’s investment in the state’s biggest slaughterhouses and a shift to more grass-fed operations could help ranchers keep their cattle in the islands after years of sending them to the mainland.
The effects of a warming planet are also expected to make it more expensive to safeguard land and water.
The four sites under consideration are all above groundwater aquifers. But finding a new location could require repealing a law meant to protect communities and delaying the city’s already tight deadline.
Mental health professionals say the community is working to overcome the negative stereotypes associated with decades of hosting the island’s less desirable municipal facilities.
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.