Civil Beat Staff

Claire Caulfield

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.

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.