Latest from Hannah Dormido

Mount Shasta is nearly snowless, a rare event that is helping melt the mountain’s glaciers

Shasta’s glaciers have lost more than 50 percent of their volume and area in this 21st century, with 2021 as the largest year of volume loss.
  • Sep 15, 2021

How the racial makeup of where you live has changed since 1990

A Washington Post analysis of newly released tract-level census data reveals the shifting racial composition of neighborhoods nationwide.
  • Aug 13, 2021

Mapping the D.C. region’s 2020 housing market

Mapping the 2020 real estate market in the D.C. region using three housing indicators. This piece lets you explore the price, sales and change in price for each Zip code.
  • Apr 21, 2021

Satellite images show St. Vincent blanketed with volcanic ash as eruptions continue

Images reveal ash covering much of the island.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Smoke from wildfires wiped out the U.S. pandemic-related clean air gains in 2020

The U.S. average for the deadliest type of air pollution rose nearly 7 percent over 2019 because of smoke from fall fires, primarily those in California, Oregon and Washington.
  • Mar 17, 2021

Lightning activity in the U.S. was below average in 2020, with notable exceptions

Lightning activity in the United States dropped sharply in 2020 as severe weather in the Plains sputtered. In the West, lightning sparked massive blazes.
  • Feb 3, 2021

Drought is the sleeper weather story you’ll hear more about in 2021

About half the Lower 48 states are in some form of drought conditions, with some areas likely to see worsening water woes this winter.
  • Jan 7, 2021

Tracking Zeta

Maps track Hurricane Zeta’s trajectory and development in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Oct 29, 2020