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Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Is Beefing Up Its Potential To Produce More Meat Locally

A billionaire’s investment in the state’s biggest slaughterhouses and a shift to more grass-fed operations could help ranchers keep their cattle in the islands after years of sending them to the mainland.

Chad Blair: Here’s Why Honolulu Is Looking Greener Than Ever Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

Chad Blair: Here’s Why Honolulu Is Looking Greener Than Ever

Trees cool our streets, beautify our city, recharge groundwater, decrease runoff, provide food and homes and help fight global warming.

Denby Fawcett: This Man Spent 30 Years Standing Up For Hawaii’s Beaches Courtesy: Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Denby Fawcett: This Man Spent 30 Years Standing Up For Hawaii’s Beaches

Sam Lemmo, who retired last week as administrator of the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands, took flack from all sides but stayed focused on his mission.

One Way To Counter The Ill Effects Of Hawaii’s Invasive Species: Eat Them Thomas Heaton/Civil Beat/2021

One Way To Counter The Ill Effects Of Hawaii’s Invasive Species: Eat Them

As Hawaii strives for a more self-sufficient food system, a large cache of protein in the form of feral pigs, axis deer and other invasives could help.

Lawmakers Plan To Revive Old Bills For Future Of Food And Farming Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Lawmakers Plan To Revive Old Bills For Future Of Food And Farming

As the focus on local food production continues, lawmakers and lobbyists want to make farming and ranching easier in Hawaii.

A Community Is Trying To Save Hawaiian Burials From Eroding Into The Sea Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

A Community Is Trying To Save Hawaiian Burials From Eroding Into The Sea

Climate change is threatening iwi kupuna from mauka to makai. Experts say the tools exist to come up with a solution but it will require political will.

Climate Change Will Make It Harder To Protect The Environment Around Oahu’s Next Landfill Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

Climate Change Will Make It Harder To Protect The Environment Around Oahu’s Next Landfill

The effects of a warming planet are also expected to make it more expensive to safeguard land and water.

The Navy Illegally Flushed Tainted Water Into Storm Drains As Red Hill Crisis Took Hold Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Navy Illegally Flushed Tainted Water Into Storm Drains As Red Hill Crisis Took Hold

DOH says it is focusing on mitigating the crisis rather than sanctioning the Navy.

Endangered Monk Seal Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head, Authorities Say Courtesy: Todd Yamashita/2021

Endangered Monk Seal Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head, Authorities Say

It was at least the third monk seal to be intentionally killed by humans this year on Molokai, government officials said.

GMO Company’s Recent Guilty Plea May Reignite Opposition Groups Cory Lum/Civil Beat

GMO Company’s Recent Guilty Plea May Reignite Opposition Groups

Mounting fines may not mean much to their business, but seed companies might find themselves under more public pressure after pleading guilty to 30 environmental crimes last week.