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Teresa Carey

Teresa Carey

Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink. Before becoming a journalist she was a US Coast Guard licensed captain and professional mariner. She works primarily on the Atlantic Ocean, and from a tiny desk in Annapolis. As a grad of the University of California Santa Cruz science communication graduate program, and a NatGeo Explorer, she loves telling stories on the intersection of science, culture, and heart. Carey’s written, audio, and television broadcast work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more.

Recent Work by Author

Sustainability
Can the Maritime Industry Go Green? Washington Ferries Show Us How
Washington ferries
Sustainability
Can the Maritime Industry Go Green? Washington Ferries Show Us How
Washington ferries will soon make the switch from diesel to batteries, becoming the world’s largest hybrid-powered, car-carrying ferries.
February 17, 2020

Washington ferries will soon make the switch from diesel to batteries, becoming the world’s largest hybrid-powered, car-carrying ferries.

Guardians of the Apocalypse
Move the Sun, Save the Earth: The Plan to Relocate Our Solar System
stellar engine
Guardians of the Apocalypse
Move the Sun, Save the Earth: The Plan to Relocate Our Solar System
This stellar engine could harness the power of the sun to drag our solar system throughout the galaxy, preventing a catastrophic collision.
February 8, 2020

This stellar engine could harness the power of the sun to drag our solar system throughout the galaxy, preventing a catastrophic collision.

Social Impact
Helping the Invisible Be Found
helping homeless people
Social Impact
Helping the Invisible Be Found
Volunteer digital detectives are helping homeless people reunite with their families.
February 3, 2020

Volunteer digital detectives are helping homeless people reunite with their families.

Dope Science
Legal Pot Is Finally Growing Up and Going to College
cannabis degree program
Dope Science
Legal Pot Is Finally Growing Up and Going to College
As medical marijuana becomes mainstream, so does the need for an educated workforce in the industry. Enter the nation's first-ever cannabis degree program.
January 31, 2020

As medical marijuana becomes mainstream, so does the need for an educated workforce in the industry. Enter the nation's first-ever cannabis degree program.

Sustainable Solutions
In a Circular Economy, Leaders Look to Eliminate Waste
In a Circular Economy, Leaders Look to Eliminate Waste
Sustainable Solutions
In a Circular Economy, Leaders Look to Eliminate Waste
A step further than recycling, a circular economy would eliminate the idea of garbage completely. But will consumers hop on board? We gave it a try, and here's our honest review.
January 29, 2020

A step further than recycling, a circular economy would eliminate the idea of garbage completely. But will consumers hop on board? We gave it a try, and here's our honest review.

Below the Surface
The Fleet of Underwater Drones Probing Earth’s Interior
underwater drones
Below the Surface
The Fleet of Underwater Drones Probing Earth’s Interior
The Earth’s interior may be the last wild frontier, but not for long. These underwater drones are scanning the ocean to create a 3D model of its internal dynamics.
January 24, 2020

The Earth’s interior may be the last wild frontier, but not for long. These underwater drones are scanning the ocean to create a 3D model of its internal dynamics.

Future of Medicine
The First Universal Flu Vaccine Could Be Coming Soon
The First Universal Flu Vaccine Could Be Coming Soon
Future of Medicine
The First Universal Flu Vaccine Could Be Coming Soon
After flu season, vaccines are outdated and researchers must predict next year’s virus. But soon, we may have a universal flu vaccine that doesn't expire.
January 14, 2020

After flu season, vaccines are outdated and researchers must predict next year’s virus. But soon, we may have a universal flu vaccine that doesn't expire.

Uprising
Tree-Planting Drones Restore Charred Forests
tree-planting drones
Uprising
Tree-Planting Drones Restore Charred Forests
This Seattle startup is bringing new life to charred forests by releasing swarms of smart, tree-planting drones equipped with seeds, mini seedbeds, and cameras.
January 11, 2020

This Seattle startup is bringing new life to charred forests by releasing swarms of smart, tree-planting drones equipped with seeds, mini seedbeds, and cameras.

Global Impact
Powering the Most Remote Areas on Earth
Powering the Most Remote Areas on Earth
Global Impact
Powering the Most Remote Areas on Earth
With off-grid solar power systems, this company is building sustainable communities in remote areas, providing a source of renewable energy and clean water.
January 5, 2020

With off-grid solar power systems, this company is building sustainable communities in remote areas, providing a source of renewable energy and clean water.