Allyson Chiu

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering climate solutions

Education: Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Allyson Chiu is a reporter focusing on climate solutions for The Washington Post. She previously covered wellness and worked overnight on The Post's Morning Mix team. She has also contributed to the South China Morning Post and the Pacific Daily News. Allyson graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 where she studied journalism and integrated marketing communications.
Latest from Allyson Chiu

Biden rule, heeding Supreme Court, could strip over half of U.S. wetlands’ protections

The Biden administration finalized the new regulation to comply with a Supreme Court decision from this year.

August 29, 2023

Maui utility may have compromised evidence in fire probe, lawyers say

The utility removed damaged poles, lines and other equipment from where the Lahaina fire reportedly started before investigators were able to view the scene.

August 26, 2023

The chaotic efforts to search for loved ones still missing after Maui’s wildfire

Official efforts to determine the status of the missing have been slow going, and for people without power, cell signal or transportation, those efforts have been out of reach. What’s left, for many, is chaos and uncertainty.

August 20, 2023

What’s killing Florida’s coral reefs — and why you should care

A blistering marine heat wave has sent water temperatures off the coast of South Florida skyrocketing to record highs, causing a massive coral bleaching event.

August 9, 2023

Your body can build up tolerance to heat. Here’s how.

Safely spending some time outdoors when it’s sweltering out could help build up your tolerance to hotter conditions.

July 29, 2023

These thermal images show how Phoenix uses technology to keep cool

Cool pavement and strategic shade are some examples of heat mitigation approaches that Phoenix is testing.

July 26, 2023

    Phoenix marks record-setting heat

    On July 18, the temperature in Phoenix was above 110 degrees for the 19th day in a row.

    July 19, 2023

    Phoenix hits record for 19th day of 110+ degrees in a row — with more ahead

    High temperatures are forecast to reach 115 degrees or hotter for at least the next week.

    July 18, 2023

    Five ways to sleep better during a heat wave without blasting the AC

    Here are five tips to help you sleep better on hot nights.

    July 15, 2023

    What not to eat when it’s hot out

    Does ice cream really cool you down? These are the best foods to eat during a heat wave, and what to avoid eating in extreme heat.

    July 13, 2023