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.
Tropical forests like El Yunque have evolved to recover from hurricanes. But if those storms grow more intense or frequent, forests may be less able to bounce back. And that could hurt communities that depend on the forest for water.
A new analysis finds bitcoin mining uses more energy, dollar for dollar, than gold mining.
A watchdog agency told the military last year it should track repair costs related to extreme weather and climate change. It said no.
What does Trump's energy independence policy mean for science at the EPA? The World's Carolyn Beeler moderated a panel exploring this question and more at The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
¡Puerto Rico se levanta! Rebuilding after Maria
Roads in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico were blocked by landslides for weeks after Maria, delaying emergency supplies and the restoration of power. Little would be different if a storm struck today.
What is it like to face climate change where you live? The World spoke to people from all over the globe at the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco to learn how climate change was impacting them, and what they were doing about it.
The biggest test of how much a state governor can really lead on a global problem like climate change came this week as Gov. Jerry Brown convened the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
California has provided leadership amid the vacuum left when the US federal government reversed course on climate policy. But there are things a state just can’t do.
Global Nation Education
Rosamari Palerm transferred to a school in Miami last fall after her school shut down in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She’s returned home to San Juan, but some of her classmates have stayed, making new homes in Miami.
Business, Economics and Jobs
More than 260 schools in Puerto Rico closed this summer due to low enrollment after Maria. A group of women want to transform one in western Puerto Rico into an educational center to revive the region’s coffee industry.
After 11 months, power is virtually fully restored in Puerto Rico. But the grid is still fragile, and there’s no estimate of when an overhaul to make it stronger will begin.