Civil Beat Staff

Claire Caulfield

Is Your Sunscreen Actually Reef-Safe? Courtesy of Kiera Ryon and Kiana Liu

Is Your Sunscreen Actually Reef-Safe?

Hint: It’s not enough to look for a “reef-friendly” label on sunscreens.

Freaking Out About Climate Change? This Might Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Freaking Out About Climate Change? This Might Help

Civil Beat follows an Ala Moana resident looking for ways to help with climate change in the first episode of “Are We Doomed? And Other Burning Environmental Questions.”

Ask Civil Beat your questions about Hawaii’s environment

Ask Civil Beat your questions about Hawaii’s environment

You could be featured in our new podcast: “Are We Doomed? And other burning environmental questions.”

Bans, Trade-Ins and Take-Homes: Ideas For Reducing Food Packaging in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bans, Trade-Ins and Take-Homes: Ideas For Reducing Food Packaging in Hawaii

The movement to reduce single-use plastics in Hawaii is moving beyond straws, but current health codes restrict personal containers from being used at take-out restaurants.

Some ‘Reef-Safe’ Sunscreens May Not Be Safe After All Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some ‘Reef-Safe’ Sunscreens May Not Be Safe After All

Mineral-based sunscreens are viewed as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical sunscreens, but could still be harmful in large concentrations.

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

This Program Diverted Tons Of Trash From Landfills. Now It Might End

Eight schools applied for funding under a new state law aimed at expanding campus composting programs, but the DOE awarded the grant money to an engineering firm instead.

New Study Shows The Big Kauai Flood Took A Toll On Fish And Coral After All Cyril Fluck/Flickr

New Study Shows The Big Kauai Flood Took A Toll On Fish And Coral After All

Fisherman celebrated the abundance of fish flocking near the shore after the flood, but scientists say the damage left some species unhealthier.

  • 1
  • 2