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Claire Caulfield

Beach Cleanups Prove Popular And Purposeful During Pandemic Courtesy: NOAA

Beach Cleanups Prove Popular And Purposeful During Pandemic

People want to help or just stretch their legs, and groups are organizing events with safety guidelines in mind.

Is The Pandemic Creating More Litter? Civil Beat

Is The Pandemic Creating More Litter?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of single-use plastics back into our lives and onto our beaches.

Is There Environmental Racism In Hawaii? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Is There Environmental Racism In Hawaii?

Race relations in Hawaii are different than many other places in the country, but that doesn’t mean that racism hasn’t affected the health of communities of color.

How Las Vegas Became Hawaii’s 9th Island Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat

How Las Vegas Became Hawaii’s 9th Island

Hawaiians started moving to Las Vegas in the 1970s, and the community there continues to grow.

The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music Courtesy: AlyssaBeth Archambault and Family

The Forgotten Story Of How Hawaiians Transformed American Music

Hawaiian musicians touring across America in the 1900s had an enormous — and often overlooked — impact on the development of blues and country music.

Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable?

A group wants to reopen waters around the Big Island for commercial aquarium fishing, raising questions about the environmental impact of the multimillion-dollar industry.

The Surprising History Of Hawaiians In The Civil War Joel Abroad / Creative Commons

The Surprising History Of Hawaiians In The Civil War

More than 100 Native Hawaiians fought in America’s bloodiest war. Finding out what happened to them is a near-impossible task.

Honolulu Is Testing Sewage To Watch For The Spread Of COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is Testing Sewage To Watch For The Spread Of COVID-19

Oahu has begun testing sewage for COVID-19, hoping to get an early warning of outbreaks and increase consumer confidence as the island reopens.

Officials Worry About Baby Monk Seal As Beaches Reopen Courtesy: Hawaii Marine Animal Response

Officials Worry About Baby Monk Seal As Beaches Reopen

Crowded beaches on the holiday weekend could pose risks to a young monk seal spotted along the Kaiwi shoreline.