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Claire Caulfield

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling?

These six graphs show how Hawaii’s trash circled the globe last year.

Are Cats Bad For Hawaii’s Environment? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Are Cats Bad For Hawaii’s Environment?

Yes, cats can catch COVID-19, but that’s not the only reason to keep them indoors. For the health of Hawaii’s native animals, experts say all cats should be indoor pets.

How Do I Grow My Own Food During A Pandemic? Courtesy Melani Spielman

How Do I Grow My Own Food During A Pandemic?

Reduce your trips to the grocery store with these tips on home gardening in Hawaii, and help the environment while you’re at it.

Judge: Endangered Species Habitat on Big Island Must Be Protected Courtesy Karl Magnacca

Judge: Endangered Species Habitat on Big Island Must Be Protected

Order comes seven years after the plants and animals were listed as endangered.

What Can We Do With All Our Unrecyclable Plastic? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

What Can We Do With All Our Unrecyclable Plastic?

Here are three innovative solutions to tackle the flood of plastic pollution that can never be recycled.

EPA: Hawaii Must Consider Plastic Pollution’s Effect On Water Quality Courtesy Matthew Chauvin/NOAA

EPA: Hawaii Must Consider Plastic Pollution’s Effect On Water Quality

UPDATED: The state health department is now required to review how plastic affects water after the federal agency found it ignored evidence and data.

Is Climate Change Affecting The Spread Of Disease? Courtesy: Bret Nainoa Mossman/MFBRP

Is Climate Change Affecting The Spread Of Disease?

A warming climate could negatively impact Hawaii residents’ ability to fight off diseases like the flu and COVID-19, and will enable the spread of more ailments.

How Do You Talk To People About Climate Change Without Freaking Them Out? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

How Do You Talk To People About Climate Change Without Freaking Them Out?

A majority of adults in Hawaii know global warming is happening, but not many discuss the issue with friends, family or co-workers.

Oil Constantly Leaks From The USS Arizona. Is That An Environmental Problem? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Oil Constantly Leaks From The USS Arizona. Is That An Environmental Problem?

The USS Arizona and USS Utah have leaked thousands of gallons of oil in Pearl Harbor since the 1941 attack and there’s no plan to stop the flow anytime soon.