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Claire Caulfield

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.

How Is Plastic Getting Into Hawaii’s Soil? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

How Is Plastic Getting Into Hawaii’s Soil?

One way is through compost. And that’s affecting our farmers.

What Is Hawaii Government Doing About Sea Level Rise? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Is Hawaii Government Doing About Sea Level Rise?

There isn’t a definitive list of priorities at the state level, but legislation is under consideration and Oahu is preparing its plans for local action.

What’s Up With Hawaii’s Garbage Dumps?

What’s Up With Hawaii’s Garbage Dumps?

Everyone wants to throw away their trash, but no one wants a landfill in their backyard. Yet dumps across the state are rapidly filling up.

Mandatory Report On Hawaii Trash Disposal Hasn’t Been Filed In 4 Years Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mandatory Report On Hawaii Trash Disposal Hasn’t Been Filed In 4 Years

The state health department hasn’t been updating the Legislature on recycling programs, landfill diversion efforts or imported fuel reliance as required.

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture?

While the Amazon rainforest burns to make room for monocrop agriculture, some people in the Pacific are betting the farm on agroforestry.

Worried About Your Tap Water? Flickr: Jose Jaf

Worried About Your Tap Water?

Civil Beat is sending water testing kits to households across Hawaii. Let us know if you’re worried about your tap water and you could be featured on our podcast.