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

The ‘no mow’ movement could transform our lawns

“No mow” initiatives are becoming a popular springtime effort to help support bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

April 22, 2023

    Why ‘no-mow’ lawns are a paradise for pollinators

    April is "No Mow Month" in Greenbelt, Md., when residents hold off on cutting their lawns to benefit local pollinating species.

    April 20, 2023

      California’s ‘super bloom’ is underway. Here’s why it’s so epic.

      California’s impressive wildflower bloom comes after massive amounts of precipitation drenched much of the state in recent months.

      April 19, 2023

      New tech could one day scrub ‘forever chemicals’ from your tap water

      While there are already developed technologies to remove PFAS from water, experts say these existing approaches have several major limitations.

      April 16, 2023

      Some E-bike batteries can explode. Here’s how to stay safe.

      Batteries from reputable manufacturers that have undergone testing and certifications are widely considered safe. But problems may start to arise when batteries are damaged, modified or shoddily made.

      April 8, 2023

      At least 3 dead as tornadoes sweep through midwestern, southern states

      Tornado watches are in effect for over 28 million people from around Chicago to the east of Dallas.

      April 1, 2023

      How to know whether you have allergies or a virus

      The symptoms of allergies and respiratory illnesses, including colds, flu and covid-19, are often similar. Here’s how to tell them apart.

      March 29, 2023

      Why huge masses of seaweed are floating to Florida and the Gulf

      The great Atlantic Sargassum belt is a collection of sargassum patches that weighs about 13 million tons and is large enough to be seen from space.

      March 15, 2023

      How California is using recent floods to prepare for future drought

      California water regulators have approved a plan to divert floodwaters to replenish critical groundwater stores, a process called “managed aquifer recharge."

      March 15, 2023

        The viral #StopWillow campaign shows how TikTokers are tackling climate change

        As the Biden administration deliberates the ConocoPhillips Willow Project, hashtags such as #StopWillow have amassed millions of views on TikTok.

        March 7, 2023