Brady Dennis

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brady Dennis is a national environmental reporter for The Washington Post. He previously has covered food and drug issues, public health crises such as the Ebola outbreak and Covid-19 pandemic, and the nation's economy, including the global financial crisis that began in 2008. He worked for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and The Seattle Times prior to coming to the Post.
Latest from Brady Dennis

What’s driving the massive, destructive rainfalls around the country

"The infrastructure we have is really built for a climate we are not living in anymore," said one scientist who studies extreme precipitation.

August 6, 2022

‘They are not slowing down’: The rise of billion-dollar disasters

The summer has become prone to some of the most costly annual disasters in the United States, with hurricanes, torrential rainstorms, droughts and wildfires.

August 4, 2022

Tracking Biden’s environmental actions

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.

July 21, 2022

Crushed by heatwaves, more cities are hiring ‘Chief Heat Officers’

The relentless heat in some parts of the nation and abroad are in line with what scientists have said humans can expect in a warming world: more intense and frequent weather extremes.

July 19, 2022

U.S. climate promises hang in the balance as Manchin upends talks

The reality that President Biden’s climate ambitions were collapsing in a divided Congress reverberated far beyond Capitol Hill on Friday, as leaders around the globe were left to ponder how an absence of U.S. leadership could undermine the push to avoid catastrophic warming of Earth’s atmosphere.

July 15, 2022

Summer in America is becoming hotter, longer and more dangerous

Climate change is altering the summer months — turning a time of joy into stretches of extreme heat, dangerously polluted air, anxiety, and lost traditions.

July 2, 2022

Leaders made big climate promises. They’re struggling to follow through.

The world is barreling toward 1.5 degrees Celsius, a threshold of temperature rise leaders said they would try not to cross. But many COP26 pledges have yet to become policies.

June 10, 2022

The quest to keep carbon in North Carolina’s wetlands

“Every time you lose a foot of peat, there are just so many emissions associated with that," says one federal official. But the long-running restoration efforts need private partners in order to scale up.

May 31, 2022

Key nations agree to halt funding for new fossil fuel projects

Top environmental ministers from the Group of Seven major industrial countries have agreed to end government financing for international coal-fired power generation.

May 27, 2022

Can philanthropists help fuel a global clean energy transition?

“What’s happening in philanthropy cannot make up for where there are government policy failures,” says one climate advocate. But "it can help show the solutions.“

May 20, 2022