Hawaii’s Forgotten Native-Language Newspapers Are a Treasure Trove of Climate Data

Researchers translating the papers uncovered accounts of extreme weather that struck the islands in the past

Lucy Sherriff
Future Human

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There were once more than 100 native language newspapers in circulation in Hawaii that chronicled daily life on the islands. As early as 1834…

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Lucy Sherriff
Future Human

Freelance Multimedia Journalist in Los Angeles | Covering Environment, People | Lensherriff@gmail.com