A series on local solutions to global climate change.
“Repairing Earth” is a new podcast series from Hawaii News Now and producer Emily Cristobal that showcases the people who are fighting climate change in our own backyard. The six-part series will release monthly on the Hawaii News Now podcast channel, as well as on our website and mobile app.
Coral reefs are so important that they’re often called the rainforests of the sea, and a quarter of the ocean’s fish depend on healthy reefs to live. But corals around the world are in crisis as rising ocean temperatures and increases in human pollution threaten their livelihood.
Listen to our first episode, The Reef Protectors, by clicking the play button below.
Trees are often called the lungs of the world, producing oxygen for humans to breathe and trapping harmful pollutants like carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But as global temperatures continue to rise and the world sees more catastrophic wildfires, these lifelines are dying.
Listen to our second episode, Taking Tech to the Skies, by clicking the play button below.
From cutting down invasive species with hand saws to growing native plants across the islands, many hands are needed to restore and protect Hawaii’s unique environment. Oftentimes, people in this line of work are from outside of Hawaii. But one group is trying to change that. They want to build an army of environmental warriors from Hawaii and for Hawaii.
Listen to our third episode, Building the Next-Generation of Environmental Warriors, by clicking the play button below.
It’s Earth Week!
In this episode, we are joined by Matthew Gonser, the Chief Resilience Officer and Executive Director of the city’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. He breaks down the city’s plan in tackling the massive issue of climate change and the steps we can take to limit our harm on the environment.
Listen to our fourth episode by clicking the play button below.
In 2016, Gov. David Ige made a pledge to double local food production by 2030.
Six years later, agriculture experts say the state isn’t anywhere close to reaching the governor’s goal. While it’s proven an elusive goal, we spoke to just some of the many organizations that are working to bring more locally grown food to your plate.
Listen to our fifth episode, Paving a Path Toward Food Sustainability in Hawaii, by clicking the play button below.
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