Pien Huang

Reporter

Pien Huang is a reporting fellow for the GroundTruth Project, stationed at WCAI for six months in 2018. Huang is an audio producer and reporter. Her freelance stories on art, environment and culture have been featured on NPR, the BBC, PRI and PRX. She’s a former staff producer for the NPR show On Point, and executive producer of “Data Made to Matter,” a podcast from MIT Sloan School of Management. She has worked with Helmick Sculpture and Stoltze Design to tell visual stories through public art and graphic design. She has a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard, and has traveled with scientists looking for signs of environmental change in the frogs of Cameroon, the plants of Panama, and the ocean water off the coast of Antarctica.

Union of Concerned Scientists

 

Warming seas and melting sea ice are causing sea levels to rise, and putting coastal homes at risk of chronic flooding—inundation that happens, on average, 26 times or more per year.

Pien Huang/WCAI

The storm that flooded Tess Korkuch’s neighborhood was six months ago, but the images are fresh in her mind and at her fingertips. She has photos and videos on her phone—a neighbor's bocce court three feet underwater, more water pouring through the streets—and she’s ready to show them to anybody who asks.

In the Shadow of Stilts

Jun 5, 2018
Pien Huang/WCAI

  

As surely as the sea level will rise, new homes on Surf Drive in Falmouth are going up—and up.

Pien Huang

 

In the first week of February, Peter McMahon had the worst morning. He tried to make coffee with his tap water—and realized it was salt water.