Nathan Bek

Nathan Bek studies finance and journalism at UH Manoa. He covers public lands management and is from Waianae.
Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Electric Vehicles Are On The Rise In Hawaii. Can Charging Infrastructure Keep Up?

Many Hawaii residents living in apartment buildings and other multi-family dwellings lack direct access to electric vehicle charging stations.
Study: Rapid Ohia Death Spread Worsened By Wild Animals Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Study: Rapid Ohia Death Spread Worsened By Wild Animals

Financing for fencing projects to protect ohia trees is still being debated at the Legislature.
Molokai Residents Raise Concerns Over Plans to Reinforce Deer Fencing Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Molokai Residents Raise Concerns Over Plans to Reinforce Deer Fencing

State agencies and private landowners are clamoring to protect watersheds, pastures and backyards with deer-proof fencing on Molokai. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future

College officials debate the fate of cacti on campus as the garden's caretakers search for more volunteers.
Kapiolani Community College Is Struggling With Lingering Irrigation Issues Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Kapiolani Community College Is Struggling With Lingering Irrigation Issues

Updated: Broken pumps and electrical issues are causing native plants to die, which has impacted student learning, school officials said.
State Natural Resources Agency Wants $1 Million To Fight Wildfires Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

State Natural Resources Agency Wants $1 Million To Fight Wildfires

It's difficult to project the cost of fighting these fires even as the threat they pose increases, officials say.