Ashley Ahearn is the environment reporter at Seattle public radio station KUOW and part of the award-winning regional multimedia collaborative project EarthFix. Before joining KUOW, Ashley was a producer and reporter for Living on Earth, a nationally-aired environment program from Public Radio International.
She has a master's degree in science journalism from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California and has completed reporting fellowships with Vermont Law School, the Metcalf Institute at the University of Rhode Island and the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources.
She also serves on the board of the Society of Environmental Journalists. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys riding vintage motorcycles, snowboarding and hiking in the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges of the Northwest.
Business, Finance & Economics
With coal use falling fast in the US but still growing in Asia, western coal producers are pitching a plan to build five big new coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon, but opponents warn of big new environmental risks.
Some Republicans want to give the Department of Homeland Security blanket authority to waive environmental laws on all public lands within 100 miles of any US border.
Twenty years ago today the Iron Curtain began to unravel. Now, the fortified east-west border is just a memory. But not all vestiges have vanished. Ashley Ahearn reports, in some places the former no-man's land is being preserved as a green belt.
Science, Tech & Environment
There are two ways to reduce carbon dioxide. Emit less or remove it from the atmosphere by sequestering it below the earth's surface. As Ashley Ahearn reports, some of the most promising research in this field is happening in Iceland. On PRI's The World.