Environment Correspondent + Editor
Carolyn Beeler leads environment coverage for The World. She reports and edits stories focused on the people and places most impacted by climate change, and what they're doing to address it.
She has reported from all seven continents and won national and regional awards for her breaking news and in-depth feature reporting.
Before joining The World, Carolyn helped pilot the weekly health and science show, The Pulse, at WHYY in Philadelphia, and reported from Berlin for a year as a Robert Bosch Foundation fellow.
She studied journalism at Northwestern University and got her start in radio as a Kroc fellow at NPR.
Lead mining, smelting and other exposures kill an estimated 143,000 people per year.
Scientists say a warm Pacific Ocean could be pushing seabird prey to cooler areas, or killing the fish off. And that's hurting Alaskan birds as well.
VW head Matthias Mueller is expected to propose a fix Wednesday to a fleet of diesel cars that have been cheating emissions tests.
Experts are scrambling to find out exactly what kind of bomb went off in North Korea on Wednesday. The detective work could take days or weeks as seismic waves are more closely analyzed and US and Japanese sniffer planes try to test atomic plume particles.
China’s smog has gotten so bad some residents are buying bottled air from the Canadian mountains to breathe when they need a break.
Most people agree that the Paris climate agreement is a good start toward curbing the worst impacts of climate change. But others worry too much self-congratulating will jeopardize the path toward stricter carbon cuts.
The Pinta tortoises of the Galapagos Islands have been extinct since the last one, Lonesome George, died in 2012. Now, scientists are trying to revive the species using hybrid descendants recently discovered.
Just about every country on Earth is at the negotiating table at the Paris climate summit. But communities that span national borders, like the Sami of far-Northern Europe, can feel shut out.
French 20-somethings in Paris have mixed emotions as the city hosts what could be a pivotal climate summit.