Anita Hofschneider is a journalist based in Hawaii. She's currently a senior staff writer at Grist, a nonprofit news site dedicated to climate solutions and a just future. She writes watchdog stories, investigative and explanatory deep-dives, features and breaking news. At Grist, Hofschneider covers the intersection of environmental issues and Indigenous Pacific communities.
For the last 20 years, Walter Ritte has been working to restore a massive, human-made lagoon along the south shore of the island of Molokai. Before Hawaiʻi become a state, before the United States overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom, this 55-acre pond was a fish farm — one of an estimated 450 brackish, coastal coves that […]