Deadline Club finalist

The team that worked on “Katrina 10,” a special report about New Orleans a decade after the historic storm, is a finalist in the 2015 Deadline Club awards in the category of Multimedia, Interactive Graphics and Animation. This project was a group effort, with help from Katy Reckdahl, Annie Hauser, Bob Marshall, Steve Beatty, […]’s Climate Disruption Index

Which cities will feel the effects of climate change the most? looked at six factors ranging from extreme precipitation to sea-level rise to determine which places across our country will get hit the hardest. Here, we present our top 25. (June 2015)

Trafficking Jam: Scientists Become Nature’s Detectives

Crimes against wildlife deplete animal populations and natural resources. Even more so when circumstances — weather, migration — make them vulnerable, particularly in the face of a changing climate. A handful of wildlife crime scene investigation labs around the country are tackling this problem, focusing on the evidence to stop these heinous acts. (Feb. 6, […]

A River Runs Through It Again

In the past 15 years, close to 1,200 dams have been taken down across the U.S. But why would we remove something that likely cost taxpayers a pretty penny? How do we do it? And what happens to those ecosystems when we do? (Sept. 12, 2014)

Stark Images of Maryland Towns Sinking as Sea Levels Rise

Three millimeters may not sound like much. But when it’s the height water is steadily rising outside your doorstep every year, it may as well be three feet. Photographer Greg Kahn set out to capture what it’s like for these sinking towns in Maryland, in his series “3 Millimeters.” (Aug. 28, 2014)

Who Owns the Ocean Floor?

The ocean floor teems with metal: copper and nickel, cobalt and silver, even gold. Many consider it the next mining frontier. Yet much of the ocean remains unstudied. As we near the first deep-sea mining expeditions, scientists scramble to get a baseline before we no longer can. (Aug. 20, 2014)