Latest from Carolyn Van Houten

In Colorado’s climate change hot spot, the West’s water is evaporating

Post analysis found the largest part of the continental United States to warm more than 2 degrees Celsius since 1895 lies in Colorado and Utah.
  • Aug 7, 2020

Lives adrift in a rapidly warming world: A photographic portrait

Climate change may seem like a distant danger to many, but around the globe, people are seeing its full, transformative impact. From Alaska to Angola, Qatar to Colorado and more, Post photographers share their stories of a growing crisis.
  • Dec 2, 2019

A crisis in the water is decimating this once-booming fishing town

The gradual disappearance of fish is a death knell for Tombwa, a town of 50,000 in Angola that has little else to offer residents.
  • Nov 27, 2019

Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world

Major parts of the globe have already passed the 2 degrees Celsius of warming threshold, a Washington Post investigation has found.
  • Sep 11, 2019

Inside the Border Patrol’s largest migrant processing center

The Washington Post gets an inside look at U.S. Border Patrol's largest holding facility along the southwest border.
  • Aug 14, 2019

Botswana, land of elephants

The southern African country is home to nearly a third of Africa’s elephants
  • Jun 25, 2019

This school aims to keep young Guatemalans from migrating. They don’t know it’s funded by the U.S. government.

As migration from Central America surges, a school funded by the U.S. government in a Guatemalan village aims to give youth the job skills to be successful in their own country. Will it keep them from heading north?
  • Apr 19, 2019

They descended from African American slaves. They fled to Mexico 170 years ago. Here’s a window into what’s left of their tribe.

The Mascogos ran to Mexico to escape slavery, forming a tiny black community in the middle of the desert. Now, some are migrating to America work, while others mourn a dying culture.
  • Apr 12, 2019

How an immigrant with fake papers got a job at a hunting retreat owned by the president's sons

Juan Quintero worked illegally at a property co-owned by Eric and Donald Trump Jr. No one inquired about his employment eligibility, he says.
  • Mar 6, 2019

After cold, busy month at border, illegal crossings expected to surge again

Record number of Central American families put border arrests on pace for highest level in a decade.
  • Mar 4, 2019