Special Report

Are We Doomed? And Other Burning Environmental Questions

July 2020

Monday, July 27

How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change?

Monday, July 13

Why Doesn’t Honolulu Recycle More?

June 2020

Monday, June 15

Is There Environmental Racism In Hawaii?

Monday, June 1

Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable?

May 2020

Monday, May 18

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling?

Monday, May 4

Are Cats Bad For Hawaii’s Environment?

April 2020

Monday, April 20

How Do I Grow My Own Food During A Pandemic?

Monday, April 6

What Can We Do With All Our Unrecyclable Plastic?

March 2020

Monday, March 23

Is Climate Change Affecting The Spread Of Disease?

Monday, March 9

How Do You Talk To People About Climate Change Without Freaking Them Out?

February 2020

Monday, February 24

Oil Constantly Leaks From The USS Arizona. Is That An Environmental Problem?

Monday, February 10

How Is Plastic Getting Into Hawaii’s Soil?

January 2020

Monday, January 27

What Is Hawaii Government Doing About Sea Level Rise?

Monday, January 13

What’s Up With Hawaii’s Garbage Dumps?

December 2019

Monday, December 30

Are Food Forests The Future of Agriculture?

Monday, December 16

Assessing Hawaii’s Zika Risk And Avoiding Carbon Offset Scams

Monday, December 2

What Are The Long-Term Impacts of Microplastic Pollution in Hawaii?

November 2019

Monday, November 18

How Will Climate Change Affect Surfing In Hawaii?

Monday, November 4

Recycle or Burn: What’s The Carbon Impact of Honolulu’s Trash?

October 2019

Monday, October 21

Where Do All Of Hawaii’s Recyclables Go? No One Knows For Sure

Monday, October 7

Is Your Sunscreen Actually Reef-Safe?

September 2019

Monday, September 23

Freaking Out About Climate Change? This Might Help

Our New Audio Reporter Brings Her Passion For The Environment To Hawaii

Thursday, September 19

Ask Civil Beat your questions about Hawaii’s environment

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.

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.

Is There Environmental Racism In Hawaii? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Is There Environmental Racism In Hawaii?

Race relations in Hawaii are different than many other places in the country, but that doesn’t mean that racism hasn’t affected the health of communities of color.

Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable? Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Can Aquarium Fishing Be Sustainable?

A group wants to reopen waters around the Big Island for commercial aquarium fishing, raising questions about the environmental impact of the multimillion-dollar industry.

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling?

These six graphs show how Hawaii’s trash circled the globe last year.

Are Cats Bad For Hawaii’s Environment? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Are Cats Bad For Hawaii’s Environment?

Yes, cats can catch COVID-19, but that’s not the only reason to keep them indoors. For the health of Hawaii’s native animals, experts say all cats should be indoor pets.

How Do I Grow My Own Food During A Pandemic? Courtesy Melani Spielman

How Do I Grow My Own Food During A Pandemic?

Reduce your trips to the grocery store with these tips on home gardening in Hawaii, and help the environment while you’re at it.

What Can We Do With All Our Unrecyclable Plastic? Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

What Can We Do With All Our Unrecyclable Plastic?

Here are three innovative solutions to tackle the flood of plastic pollution that can never be recycled.

Is Climate Change Affecting The Spread Of Disease? Courtesy: Bret Nainoa Mossman/MFBRP

Is Climate Change Affecting The Spread Of Disease?

A warming climate could negatively impact Hawaii residents’ ability to fight off diseases like the flu and COVID-19, and will enable the spread of more ailments.