Everyone Knew Houston’s Reservoirs Would Flood — Except for the People Who Bought Homes Inside Them

by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune and Reveal, Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune, and Al Shaw, ProPublica This story was co-published with The Texas Tribune. When Jeremy Boutor moved to a master-planned community in Houston’s… Read More

Texas Official After Harvey: The ‘Red Cross Was Not There’

Once again, there were appeals for donations to the Red Cross. And once again, local officials are saying the charity hasn’t delivered. by Justin Elliott, Jessica Huseman and Decca Muldowney This story was co-published with… Read More

A tale of two Puerto Ricos: What Trump saw — and what he didn’t

CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO — The Puerto Rico that President Trump saw during his four-hour visit on Tuesday afternoon was that of Angel Pérez Otero, the mayor of #Guaynabo, a wealthy San Juan suburb known for… Read More

The Great Acceleration Death Trap

by Robert Hunziker The Great Acceleration, post WWII humanity forcing the earth system, is charging ahead at exponential speed, including record temps year-after-year-after year-after year and on and on it goes, relentlessly. Fatally, many parts… Read More

Lost weekend: How Trump’s time at his golf club hurt the response to Maria

At first, the Trump administration seemed to be doing all the right things to respond to the disaster in Puerto Rico. As Hurricane Maria made landfall on Wednesday, Sept. 20, there was a frenzy of… Read More