No other animal seems more threatened by climate change than polar bears. Will these icons of the Arctic be able to adapt their diets to survive in their rapidly transforming environment?
Carina Storrs writes news stories, feature articles and essays for web and print. She focuses on infectious diseases, medical treatments and equity in science, but pursues just about any health/environment story that features intriguing characters and surprising impacts on society. Carina has worked as a freelancer for about 10 years, and also as a reporter/researcher for CNN Health and Health.com. In addition to reporting projects, Carina pens pieces for research institutes and academic groups, and edits and fact checks for mainstream and technical outlets. She takes every chance she can to travel for work. In 2015, Carina received a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to investigate efforts to improve vaccine performance in Bangladesh and India. Carina got a master’s in journalism from NYU’s Science, Health & Environmental Reporting Program in 2010. Before writing about science, Carina was parked at the lab bench doing it. She spent about seven years dissecting viruses and has a PhD from Columbia University in microbiology. She lives in NYC with her scientist husband, young daughter (who says she wants to be a scientist) and two cats who are generally very good office mates.