Sophie Cocke

Sophie Cocke is a former reporter for Civil Beat.

December 2013

Tuesday, December 31

Washed Away: Huge North Shore Waves Reveal Hawaii’s Public Policy Gaps

Tuesday, December 24

Hawaii Regulators Approve Big Island Biomass Plant

Thursday, December 19

Hawaii Ag Dept Heavily Redacts Public Documents at Syngenta’s Request

Tuesday, December 17

Environmentalists Sue to Restrict Navy’s Undersea Sonar and Explosive Use

Saturday, December 14

Supreme Court Ruling Could Halt Construction of Haleakala Telescope

Thursday, December 12

Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy Killed in Plane Crash Off of Molokai

Maui County Lawsuit Could Affect State Role in Open Meetings Oversight

Wednesday, December 11

Molokai Considers Forming Electric Co-Op to Break HECO Monopoly

Monday, December 9

Hawaii May Be Key Outpost for Massive Undersea Resource Rush

Friday, December 6

Maui May Become Hawaii’s Next Battlefield Over GMOs and Pesticides

Thursday, December 5

Who Would Kill This Monk Seal?

Tuesday, December 3

Lightning Strikes Four Hawaii Planes in One Day

November 2013

Tuesday, November 26

Blown Out: Too Many Wind Farms On Oahu’s North Shore?

Friday, November 22

Will Kauai’s Mayor Face Fallout After GMO, Pesticide Battles?

Tuesday, November 19

Hawaii County Council Passes Biotech Ban

Monday, November 18

Plastic Debris Could Make Remote Pacific Island a Superfund Site

Abercrombie Agriculture Director Leaving, Will Help Hanabusa Campaign

Saturday, November 16

Kauai’s GMO and Pesticide Bill Is Set to Become Law After Veto Override

New Member Could Tip Balance on Kauai County Council on Pesticide Bill

Friday, November 15

Democracy Interrupted: Kauai Suspends Vote on Pesticide, GMO Bill

Tuesday, November 12

Solar Farm Surprise? HECO Won’t Say Where It’s Putting New Huge Energy Projects

Friday, November 1

Did Mayor Undermine Kauai Council’s Legal Fight Against Biotech Giants?

October 2013

Thursday, October 31

Kauai Mayor Vetoes Pesticide and GMO Disclosure Bill

RoundUp, the Pesticide No One Checks for — Yet

Wednesday, October 30

Power Play: A Plan to Connect the Electric Grids of Oahu and Maui

Monday, October 28

Governor’s Environmental Appointee Fights Back on Her Superferry Record

Friday, October 25

Changing Rules, Unethical Sellers Create Solar ‘Horror Story’ for Some Users

Tuesday, October 22

HECO: 80 Percent of Circuits On Oahu Have Room for Solar

Wednesday, October 16

Kauai County Crosses the Rubicon, Council Passes Pesticide and GMO Bill

Tuesday, October 15

The Federal Shutdown May Help Developers Amid Big Island Water Debate

Some Solar Customers Getting Burned in Limbo

Wednesday, October 9

Kauai Mayor: County Doesn’t Have Money for Pesticide Oversight

Saturday, October 5

Does Hawaii’s Failure to Enforce Pesticide Use Justify Action by Kauai?

Wednesday, October 2

Federal Government Stoppage Hinders Molasses Spill Inquiry

September 2013

Saturday, September 28

Ecoterrorism? GMO Papaya Trees Cut Down on Big Island

Friday, September 27

Going Off the Grid and the Solar Industry’s Holy Grail

Thursday, September 26

Lawyer on Controversial North Shore Development Plan Bought Choice Land

Wednesday, September 25

Gov Wades Into Hawaii Pesticide Debate as Kauai Poised to Take Action

Friday, September 13

Questions of Lax Oversight Plague Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill

Thursday, September 12

Molasses Spill Could Cause Substantial Damage to Marine Life

Tuesday, September 10

Is Hawaii Living Up to the Rhetoric on Clean Energy?

$98 Million Buys Kawamoto Properties for Alexander & Baldwin

Kauai’s Pesticide and GMO Bill Could Cost Millions

Monday, September 9

Kauai’s Passionate Anti-GMO March Aims to Sway Local Biotech Vote

Thursday, September 5

Apocalyptic Talk and Serious Issues at Big Island GMO Ban Debate

August 2013

Friday, August 30

Hawaii Scientists Seek to Calm U.S. Fears About Fukushima Radiation

Thursday, August 29

SHPD: Help Wanted Now!

Wednesday, August 28

State Senators: Sue Navy For $100 Million Over Kahoolawe Cleanup

Tuesday, August 27

A Retiree Tries Not to Get Burned in Hawaii’s White-Hot Solar Market

Friday, August 23

Will the Changing Energy Landscape Spark Biofuel Buyer’s Remorse?

Wednesday, August 21

GMO Fight Club: Accusations Fly Over Biotech on Kauai

Saturday, August 17

Bill on Big Island Could Ban Rainbow Papayas

Thursday, August 15

Energy Prices Shock Hawaii Farmers Into Alternatives

Tuesday, August 13

UH’s Neon Rabbits, Pigs and Sheep Fetuses Spark Ethics Debate

Tuesday, August 6

Teenage Girl to State: Clean Up the Ala Wai and Comply With Law

Sunday, August 4

Papaya Nightmares: A Farmer Struggles Amid Hawaii’s GMO Debate

July 2013

Tuesday, July 30

What Should the Public Know About Sandwich Isles? PUC Won’t Say

Independent Expert Rejects HECO’s Five-Year Energy Plans

Thursday, July 25

Feds Accuse Castle & Cooke of Illegal Home Mortgage Scheme

Tuesday, July 23

Bankrupt Company’s Fobs Shortcircuit Electric Car-Charging System

Thursday, July 18

It Wasn’t Magic — a Real Estate Developer Made an Entire Marina Disappear

Saturday, July 13

Hawaii Regulators Stop Plans for Lanai Wind Farm, Undersea Cable

Thursday, July 11

HECO Says Residents With Solar Aren’t Paying Their Fair Share of Costs

Wednesday, July 10

Top Hawaii Officials Say They Doubt HECO Can Do a Cable-Free Energy Plan

Tuesday, July 9

GMO Fight Heats Up on Kauai, Big Island

Wednesday, July 3

Head of Historic Preservation Agency Resigns Amid Criticism

Tuesday, July 2

Is Hawaii’s Interisland Cable Plan Dead?

June 2013

Friday, June 28

Feds To SHPD: Ongoing Failure, Only Less So

Tuesday, June 25

Why Does Geico Insurance Refuse Electric Car Owners Coverage?

Friday, June 21

Waikiki’s Venetian Nightmare: Natural Disasters in Paradise?

Wednesday, June 19

Big Fish Mystery: Why Are Big Island Reefs Suffering Such Dramatic Decline?

Saturday, June 15

Judge Tosses Sierra Club’s Solar Tax Credit Lawsuit

Friday, June 14

HECO’s New Energy Plan Needs More Work, Some Who Worked On It Say

Thursday, June 13

HECO’s New Five-Year Energy Plan Calls For Lowering Electric Bills

Bones in Purgatory: 660 Skeletal Remains Languish in Church Basement

Wednesday, June 5

Did Hawaii’s Energy Reform Leave Consumers Vulnerable?

Tuesday, June 4

Who Does Care About the Ala Wai Canal?

Saturday, June 1

Caldwell: City Ahead of Schedule in Fixing Sewer System

Goodbye To The Ala Wai Canal’s ‘Black Noodle’

May 2013

Wednesday, May 29

Feds Crack Down On Telecom Company Serving Native Hawaiians

Thursday, May 23

Ala Wai Canal: A $100 Million Problem

Wednesday, May 22

Ala Wai Canal: If It Makes You Sick Why Not Shut Down Public Access?

DATA: Ala Wai Bacteria Levels Off The Charts

Tuesday, May 21

Civil Beat Lab Tests: Canal Seafood Is Contaminated

Taxpayers Pay When Ala Wai Pollution Hits Waikiki

Ala Wai Canal: Oversight Is As Murky As The Water

Monday, May 20

MAP: Ala Wai Canal — Location And Landmarks

Ala Wai Canal: Hawaii’s Biggest Mistake?

Monday, May 6

Hawaii Historic Preservation Division Still On Federal Thin Ice

March 2013

Friday, March 8

Pesticide Contamination Of Drinking Water Worries State Health Officials

Saturday, March 2

NOAA Shelves Plan To Move Monk Seals to Main Hawaiian Islands

Sequestration Delays Major Review of Hawaii Historic Preservation Division

Friday, March 1

Is A Popular Weed Killer Harming Hawaii’s Environment?

February 2013

Wednesday, February 27

New House Leadership Accuses Calvin Say Of Last Ditch Power Grab

Friday, February 22

Can Abercrombie’s Oil Refinery Task Force Accomplish Its Goal?

Wednesday, February 13

Hawaii Economists: Residential Solar Could Cost State $1.4 Billion

Tuesday, February 12

Why Is A Monsanto Lobbyist Serving On A Water Resource Panel?

Monday, February 11

Hawaii Fishermen in Uproar About Cascade of Environmental Protections

Saturday, February 9

Hawaiian Home Lands Exec Secretly Recorded AG, Gov Chief of Staff

Thursday, February 7

Molokai Big Wind Deal Falls Apart

January 2013

Wednesday, January 30

Kuokoa Drops Bid To Take Over Hawaii Electric Utility

Lawmaker Raises Alarm About Geothermal Fracking in Hawaii

Sunday, January 27

Maui’s Hopes to Turn Its Trash Into Energy Could Be Dashed by HECO

Thursday, January 24

Will Hawaii Have a Solar System on Every Rooftop? Gov Hopes So

Wednesday, January 23

Delay In HECO’s Energy Plan Is Driving Up Costs For Developers

Friday, January 18

Hawaii Governor Seeks A Legislative Fix For Public Land Development Corp

Thursday, January 17

Hawaii Gas Gets Green Light From Feds To Begin LNG Shipments

HECO: Company Will Need Waiver From EPA Rules For LNG Switch

Tuesday, January 15

Sen. Brian Schatz Talks Washington Politics

Sunday, January 13

DLNR Renews Calls for Watershed Protection in 2013 Legislative Session

Friday, January 11

HECO: We Need Liquefied Natural Gas

Solar Tax Controversy Expected To Heat Up 2013 Legislative Session

Wednesday, January 9

What Tesoro’s Pull Out Means For Hawaii’s Energy Landscape

Monday, January 7

Report Says Natural Gas Will Bring Major Cost Savings to Hawaii

Friday, January 4

Gene Ward: Solar Only A Tiny Portion of Oahu’s Grid