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Despite Budget Woes, This Legislative Session Held Bright Spots For Local Ag

Despite Budget Woes, This Legislative Session Held Bright Spots For Local Ag

Many legislators voted to create a more sustainable, resilient Hawaii.

Lawmakers Must Fix The Agribusiness Development Corporation Office of the Auditor

Lawmakers Must Fix The Agribusiness Development Corporation

Two new reports reveal that the government agency has failed miserably in its critical mission to diversify ag.

Hawaii’s Push To Plant Millions Of Trees Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Push To Plant Millions Of Trees

Climate change, bureaucracy and goats are all complicating efforts to combat carbon emissions with more greenery.

Fish Poop: Our Secret Weapon Against Beach Erosion Courtesy: Randy Chiu/Flickr

Fish Poop: Our Secret Weapon Against Beach Erosion

The uhu fish are “lawnmowers of the sea” and play a vital role in producing sand. But they’re at risk.

Bans, Trade-Ins and Take-Homes: Ideas For Reducing Food Packaging in Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bans, Trade-Ins and Take-Homes: Ideas For Reducing Food Packaging in Hawaii

The movement to reduce single-use plastics in Hawaii is moving beyond straws, but current health codes restrict personal containers from being used at take-out restaurants.

Neutralizing Our Carbon Footprint, One Tree At A Time Courtesy: Paulina Sato/Malama Learning Center

Neutralizing Our Carbon Footprint, One Tree At A Time

Civil Beat teamed with a UH climate professor and the Malama Learning Center to offset some of our staff’s greenhouse gas emissions.