Special Report

Are We Doomed? And Other Burning Environmental Questions

September 2020

Monday, September 21

So Are We Doomed? What I Learned Answering Your Questions About Hawaii’s Environment

Monday, September 7

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change?

August 2020

Monday, August 24

Does My Electric Car Actually Help The Environment?

Tuesday, August 11

How Is Oahu’s Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast?

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 29

Is The Pandemic Creating More Litter?

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

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Has The Pandemic Taught Us About Climate Change?

Some say systematic failures to respond to COVID-19 reveal just how challenging it will be to stop climate change, while others see reasons for hope.

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

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.

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 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.

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.