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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.

Activists Hit New Roadblock In Efforts To Reroute Farrington Highway At Makaha Beach Courtesy: Bunky Bakutis

Activists Hit New Roadblock In Efforts To Reroute Farrington Highway At Makaha Beach

The Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to table a feasibility study on the issue.

Honolulu’s Teenagers: Their Lives Are Defined By Resilience And Cautious Optimism Christian Cristobal

Honolulu’s Teenagers: Their Lives Are Defined By Resilience And Cautious Optimism

The pandemic and political upheaval of the past two years have changed Gen Z’s definitions of hope, fear and success.

PODCAST: Lessons from Hawaii’s Successful Battle With The Avocado Lace Bug Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: Lessons from Hawaii’s Successful Battle With The Avocado Lace Bug

When the invasive avocado pest was first spotted in Hawaii, farmers were worried. But collaboration provided a path forward, and can help combat other threats.

PODCAST: Two Ideas For How To Build More Housing For Hawaii Farmers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

PODCAST: Two Ideas For How To Build More Housing For Hawaii Farmers

Efforts to build communal housing or make it easier to place tiny homes on farms have so far fallen flat, but advocates aren’t giving up.

How People Across Hawaii Are Creating Spaces To Grow Their Own Food Courtesy: Amanda Spangler

How People Across Hawaii Are Creating Spaces To Grow Their Own Food

Locally grown vegetables are expensive, so communities are coming together to grow fresh produce.

These Makaha Residents Are Hoping To Move A Major Highway Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

These Makaha Residents Are Hoping To Move A Major Highway

Moving Farrington Highway mauka of Makaha Beach Park has been part of a master plan since 1998. Now residents worry a bridge repair project means it will never be moved.

‘Fake Farms’ Are Squeezing Out Serious Agriculture Potential In Hawaii Stewart Yerton/Civil Beat

‘Fake Farms’ Are Squeezing Out Serious Agriculture Potential In Hawaii

Some developers have turned acreage earmarked for farming into high-end luxury homes with high prices and restrictions on what the land can be used for.