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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.

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Recent Work by Author

Climate Crisis
How Subterranean Microbes Are Devouring Carbon Emissions
subterranean microbes co2
Climate Crisis
How Subterranean Microbes Are Devouring Carbon Emissions
Researchers at Pellissippi State Community College found naturally occurring microbes deep in the Earth’s crust are helping soak up CO2.
June 17, 2021

Researchers at Pellissippi State Community College found naturally occurring microbes deep in the Earth’s crust are helping soak up CO2.

Sustainability
Lithium Mining Just Became A Water Sport
lithium mining
Sustainability
Lithium Mining Just Became A Water Sport
A team of scientists claims they’ve created an affordable method for extracting lithium from seawater, as an alternative to lithium mining.
June 16, 2021

A team of scientists claims they’ve created an affordable method for extracting lithium from seawater, as an alternative to lithium mining.

Climate Crisis
This Machine Will Make Seashells Out of CO2
making seashells out of co2
Climate Crisis
This Machine Will Make Seashells Out of CO2
Scientists are building a machine that will suck carbon dioxide out of the ocean and turn it into seashells.
June 13, 2021

Scientists are building a machine that will suck carbon dioxide out of the ocean and turn it into seashells.

Biology
Want Strong Teeth? Eat This Candy.
candy for stronger teeth
Biology
Want Strong Teeth? Eat This Candy.
Researchers claim to have invented an experimental breath mint that may renew tooth enamel and strengthen teeth, and it’s already headed into human trials.
June 12, 2021

Researchers claim to have invented an experimental breath mint that may renew tooth enamel and strengthen teeth, and it’s already headed into human trials.

Clean Energy
China's "Artificial Sun" Sets a New Record for Nuclear Fusion
China’s nuclear fusion reactor
Clean Energy
China's "Artificial Sun" Sets a New Record for Nuclear Fusion
China’s nuclear fusion reactor, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), has set a new world record for temperature.
June 11, 2021

China’s nuclear fusion reactor, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), has set a new world record for temperature.

Agriculture
Antidote Saved 100% of Bees from Lethal Pesticide
pesticides kill bees
Agriculture
Antidote Saved 100% of Bees from Lethal Pesticide
Beehives are under threat from common insecticides. But researchers created pollen-like microparticles to deliver an antidote.
June 10, 2021

Beehives are under threat from common insecticides. But researchers created pollen-like microparticles to deliver an antidote.

Climate Crisis
Startup Plans to Remove 1 Billion Tons of CO2 from the Air
carbon sequestration startup
Climate Crisis
Startup Plans to Remove 1 Billion Tons of CO2 from the Air
A new carbon sequestration startup plans to remove one billion tons of excess carbon from the atmosphere by 2035 using enhanced mineral weathering.
June 9, 2021

A new carbon sequestration startup plans to remove one billion tons of excess carbon from the atmosphere by 2035 using enhanced mineral weathering.

Food
Yuan Longping: His Rice Helped Feed The World
Yuan Longping Rice
Food
Yuan Longping: His Rice Helped Feed The World
Scientist Yuan Longping's hybrid rice helped feed the world. His wild rice discoveries and hybrid rice inventions in the 1960s and 1970s helped alleviate food scarcity across Asia and Africa.
June 8, 2021

Scientist Yuan Longping's hybrid rice helped feed the world. His wild rice discoveries and hybrid rice inventions in the 1960s and 1970s helped alleviate food scarcity across Asia and Africa.

Climate Crisis
The Maldives Are Constructing a Floating City to Combat Rising Sea Levels
floating city
Climate Crisis
The Maldives Are Constructing a Floating City to Combat Rising Sea Levels
Government officials of the island nation, Maldives, debuted plans to build the world's first fully floating city.
June 6, 2021

Government officials of the island nation, Maldives, debuted plans to build the world's first fully floating city.