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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.
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.
There is new hope for residents hoping to reroute Farrington Highway makai of Makaha Beach Park.
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.
Sewage testing can provide “real-time detection” of the virus that causes COVID-19.