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Claire Caulfield

How Efforts To Save Hawaii’s Forests Are Preventing A ‘Freshwater Crisis’ Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2020

How Efforts To Save Hawaii’s Forests Are Preventing A ‘Freshwater Crisis’

Landowners, volunteers and an army of local hunters are helping the state fight an uphill battle to protect Hawaii’s forests — and its drinking water.

DOH Won’t Give Honolulu The Data It Needs To Detect Coronavirus In Our Sewage Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

DOH Won’t Give Honolulu The Data It Needs To Detect Coronavirus In Our Sewage

Researchers need access to coronavirus test results by zip code in order to corroborate what they are finding in the island’s wastewater system.

How Is Oahu’s Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2020

How Is Oahu’s Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast?

Debates within the Nanakuli and Maili community about a possible landfill expansion are heating up.

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change?

We collected resources and advice for stress-free ways to talk to your kids about a stressful subject.

Honolulu Gets Creative In Efforts To Test Sewage For COVID-19 Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Honolulu Gets Creative In Efforts To Test Sewage For COVID-19

New partnerships are being formed to address unforeseen challenges of COVID-19 testing.

Why Doesn’t Honolulu Recycle More? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why Doesn’t Honolulu Recycle More?

Government contracts, geography and economics make it difficult to increase recycling on the island.

Beach Cleanups Prove Popular And Purposeful During Pandemic Courtesy: NOAA

Beach Cleanups Prove Popular And Purposeful During Pandemic

People want to help or just stretch their legs, and groups are organizing events with safety guidelines in mind.

Is The Pandemic Creating More Litter? Civil Beat

Is The Pandemic Creating More Litter?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of single-use plastics back into our lives and onto our beaches.