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Claire Caulfield

Hawaii Farmers Need Land. State Efforts To Help Aren’t Working Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Farmers Need Land. State Efforts To Help Aren’t Working

Providing small farmers land is key to producing more local food, but the state’s go-to model isn’t moving the needle.

PODCAST: What Will It Take For Hawaii To Grow More Of Its Own Food? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: What Will It Take For Hawaii To Grow More Of Its Own Food?

Government funding, private investment or returning to traditional knowledge: which path will help Hawaii reduce its reliance on imported food?

Activists Rally At Capitol To Support Local Farmers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Activists Rally At Capitol To Support Local Farmers

Participants handed out taro cuttings and called on lawmakers to invest in agriculture.

How Hawaii Scientists Are Keeping Their Research Alive During The Pandemic National Tropical Botanical Garden

How Hawaii Scientists Are Keeping Their Research Alive During The Pandemic

Fewer trips to the field have become the norm as scientists adapt by working from home and connecting with colleagues.

Loneliness, Anxiety and Insomnia: How The Pandemic Is Impacting Hawaii’s Teens Getty Images/iStockphoto

Loneliness, Anxiety and Insomnia: How The Pandemic Is Impacting Hawaii’s Teens

While Generation Z has shown extreme resilience, teenagers are still struggling from the unique challenges of 2020.

Why 2020 Will Shape How Hawaii Teens Feel About Politics For Decades To Come Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Why 2020 Will Shape How Hawaii Teens Feel About Politics For Decades To Come

The life of an American teenager hasn’t been this tumultuous in 60 years, and the effects will shape Generation Z forever.

The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenagers

The Kids Are Alright: 2020 Through The Eyes Of Hawaii’s Teenagers

Audio diaries from nine Oahu teenagers reveal how Generation Z was uniquely prepared to weather disruptions from the pandemic.

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change?

Some say systematic failures to respond to COVID-19 reveal just how challenging it will be to stop climate change, while others see reasons for hope.