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Author: Carolyn Whelan

Carolyn Whelan

Carolyn is a writer, editor and analyst who covers the nexus between business and social justice issues. She broke into journalism at the Rio Earth Summit where she interviewed Al Gore and environmental pioneer David Brower. Topics covered since then range from climate change and higher education costs to drugs pricing, geopolitical strife, business ethics, artificial intelligence, gene editing, alternative energy and the search for good jobs -- and innovation in all these areas. Her pieces, reported from Europe, the US and South America have appeared in Fortune, Newsweek, the International Herald Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and SciAm.com. Previously she worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, Barrons.com, Columbia Business School, WWF, the UN and PwC. Carolyn is fluent in French and Spanish and resides in Brooklyn.

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20 People Helping Cool the Planet by 2050

20 People Helping Cool the Planet by 2050

As the world races to rein in carbon emissions by the globally agreed climate change tipping point of 2050, many in government are helping curb fossil fuel use by more than their fair share. Who

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2050: Dr. Candice Piercy – The Marsh Whisperer

2050: Dr. Candice Piercy – The Marsh Whisperer

What is your job? Research Environmental Engineer, Integrated Ecological Modeling team at the Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I translate my research to biology and engineering teams so that natural

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2050: Arlyn Andrews – The Emissions Hunter

2050: Arlyn Andrews – The Emissions Hunter

What is your job? Lead, Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases Division, Global Monitoring Laboratory, NOAA. I oversee a team tracking greenhouse gases using sensors on planes, cell towers, mountains, islands, and ships. How are you helping

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2050: Susan Babinec – The Storage Slayer

2050: Susan Babinec – The Storage Slayer

What is your job? Program Lead, Stationary Storage, Argonne National Laboratory. I work on energy storage. How are you helping cool the planet through your work? Last year was the sixth warmest since 1850. Among

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The 20 People Helping Cool the Planet by 2050

The 20 People Helping Cool the Planet by 2050

As the world races to rein in carbon emissions by the globally agreed climate change tipping point of 2050, many in government are helping curb fossil fuel use by more than their fair share. However,

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2050: Jeff Pollack – The Carbon Catcher

2050: Jeff Pollack – The Carbon Catcher

What is your job? Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, Port of Corpus Christi. I oversee strategic planning, large-scale land-use decisions, and environmental functions such as regulatory permitting/compliance and proactive stewardship. I also work with customers

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Humanizing Cities: Softer Infrastructure for U.S. Cities

Humanizing Cities: Softer Infrastructure for U.S. Cities

To shore up U.S. infrastructure and the health of the planet, we are only now starting to understand how the country's massive Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), passed last November, will help curb carbon emissions. Slowly,

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Jacky Grimshaw On a Life Serving Chicago’s Most Vulnerable 

Jacky Grimshaw On a Life Serving Chicago’s Most Vulnerable 

"It came from being a girl scout," Jacky Grimshaw said, on what sparked her to pursue a career in public service, working to make life better for Chicago's most vulnerable. "It instilled in me a

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Candice Piercy Uses Green Infrastructure to Protect the Coastline  

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Candice Piercy Uses Green Infrastructure to Protect the Coastline  

As a self-described military brat whose father's work brought her to England, Florida, Arkansas, and Virginia, Dr. Candice Piercy knew what she did NOT want to be. Not an active-duty officer. Not an academic.  What

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Arlyn Andrews Has the Right Stuff in Government for Carbon Tracking

Arlyn Andrews Has the Right Stuff in Government for Carbon Tracking

For many, supersonic planes are the purview of boys. Think of Jake Gyllenhaal and his buddies in October Sky. But the sky is not the limit for Arlyn Andrews, who leads the Carbon Cycle Greenhouse

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