Sophia Schmidt is a Delaware native. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.
Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.
Coastal wetlands can absorb and store carbon even faster than forests do. Research questions whether that may be changing as the climate warms. (Story originally aired on WeSat on May 8, 2021.)
Scarlett Helmecki, the first girl in Delaware to achieve the rank, accepted the Eagle Scout challenge two years after joining an all-girl BSA troop.
The first class of female Eagle Scouts has officially been inducted. They've built skills, and faced some teasing and skepticism along the way.
More than 4 million homes face substantial risk of expensive flood damage, a research organization says. Communities where flood insurance is already unaffordable face potentially catastrophic damage.