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What Seaweed Can Tell Us About Our Environment In Hawaii Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

What Seaweed Can Tell Us About Our Environment In Hawaii

Native limu, which is linked to Hawaiian culture as well as the ecosystems it supports, faces threats from coastal development, climate change and invasive species.

The Deer Population Is Devastating Maui. Hunters Want To Help Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

The Deer Population Is Devastating Maui. Hunters Want To Help

For decades, axis deer have threatened everything from ranching to watersheds. Hunters can limit the destruction while feeding their families but accessing the land has proven difficult.

Hawaii Needs Good Soil To Grow More Food. Here’s How That Can Happen Ku‘u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Needs Good Soil To Grow More Food. Here’s How That Can Happen

There’s a renewed focus among lawmakers and scientists as the state faces a “quantum moment” to develop a more self-reliant and sustainable system.

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.

PODCAST: What To Feed Animals During A Pandemic? Pigs And Chickens Are Pickier Than You Think Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: What To Feed Animals During A Pandemic? Pigs And Chickens Are Pickier Than You Think

A group of farmers, entrepreneurs and researchers came together during the pandemic to find a solution to reduce the price of imported feed and, hopefully, make Hawaii’s meat and poultry industries more resilient.

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: Hawaii’s Complicated Relationship With European Honey Bees

Many farmers rely on European honey bees to pollinate their plants, but the introduced species can negatively impact a native pollinator.

PODCAST: Lessons from Hawaii’s Successful Battle With The Avocado Lace Bug Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2021

PODCAST: Lessons from Hawaii’s Successful Battle With The Avocado Lace Bug

When the invasive avocado pest was first spotted in Hawaii, farmers were worried. But collaboration provided a path forward, and can help combat other threats.

PODCAST: Two Ideas For How To Build More Housing For Hawaii Farmers Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

PODCAST: Two Ideas For How To Build More Housing For Hawaii Farmers

Efforts to build communal housing or make it easier to place tiny homes on farms have so far fallen flat, but advocates aren’t giving up.

PODCAST: This Kauai Nonprofit Has A Plan For Creating More Demand For Local Food Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

PODCAST: This Kauai Nonprofit Has A Plan For Creating More Demand For Local Food

The state’s agriculture park program was set up with the agriculture economy, not local food, in mind. But one nonprofit is flipping that around.