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Civil Beat Presents: Stemming The Tide
11 minutes | May 30, 2022
How Helping Seabirds Helps Us All
The millions of seabirds that call Hawaii home mostly live in the far-flung Northeastern Hawaiian Islands, away from humans and predators. But they are facing an uncertain future, as the low-lying islands on which they nest are being consumed by sea level rise, their nests are being washed away in weather events and they're suffering as the temperatures get hotter. But over the past few decades, environmental groups have been helping bring them back to Hawaii's main islands and the benefits could be shared by all.
10 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
What Seaweed Can Tell Us About Our Environment
Seaweed, macroalgae, kelp - there are many different names for the plants of the ocean but in Hawaii, it’s known as limu. In this episode we look at how scientists are using limu to monitor environmental changes happening in the ocean and on land.
12 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
How Bullets And Arrows Are Battling Climate Change
Axis deer were introduced to Hawaii more than 100 years ago and, ever since, they have become a plague on Hawaii's environment and food system. While many have spoken about eradicating the animals from the island, they have become part of the food system for hunters. Consciously or not, hunters have become part of the solution to the problem. Follow father-son duo Hunter and Fisher Betts as they hunt for deer on Maui.
8 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
The surprising way soil can combat climate change
Healthy soil is not just good for Hawaii’s farmers, but it can also help the state combat climate change. In more ways than one.
2 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
An exciting announcement…
You'll see some changes in this space over the next few days.
9 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
So, Are We Doomed?
In the final episode of the series we tackle the titular question: are we doomed?
10 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
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.
9 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
What You Really Need To Know About Carbon Footprints
We answer listener questions about carbon footprints, coral health and drinking water safety.
9 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
How Is Oahu's Trash Impacting the Waianae Coast?
Debates within the Nanukuli and Maili community about a possible landfill expansion are heating up.
7 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
How Do I Teach My Kids About Climate Change?
Many parents are having to take a more active role in their children's education due to the pandemic, so we collected resources and advice for stress-free ways to talk to your kids about an stressful subject.
7 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
What Happens To Honolulu's Recyclable Paper and Cardboard?
A look at what happens to our island’s paper and cardboard when we’re done using it, why we don’t recycle even more and how we can all help the process run a little smoother.
7 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
What's Next For Hawaii's Zero Waste Movement?
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of single-use plastics back into our lives and onto our beaches.
8 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
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.
7 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
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 multi-million dollar industry.
8 minutes | May 18, 2020
Where in the World Do We Send Our Recycling?
Civil Beat digs into Hawaii's recycling data and explains what the numbers mean for Hawaii residents looking to be environmentally friendly with their waste.
7 minutes | May 4, 2020
Why Should My Cat Stay in Quarantine With Me?
Yes, cats can catch COVID-19, but that’s not the only reason to keep them indoors. For the health of Hawaii’s environment, experts say that all cats should be indoor pets.
8 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
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.
9 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
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.
8 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Will Climate Change Affect The Spread of Disease?
A warming climate could negatively impact Hawaii residents' ability to fight off diseases like the flu, and will enable the spread of more ailments.
9 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
How Do You Talk To People About Climate Change Without Freaking Them Out?
A majority of adults in Hawaii know global warming is happening, but not many discuss the issue with friends, family or co-workers. We explore the best ways to talk about this sensitive subject without being uninvited from Thanksgiving.
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