Laris Karklis

Washington, D.C.


Education: Mary Washington College, BA in geography and historic preservation

Laris was hired by the Washington Post in 2000 as a cartographer. From 2009 to 2015 he served as deputy director of the graphics department. Currently serves as senior graphics editor/cartographer.
Latest from Laris Karklis

Russian military movements near Ukraine: What satellite images show

Satellite images show how Russian forces and materiel have moved toward Ukraine from as far away as Siberia.

December 8, 2021

    Climate change fuels a water rights conflict built on over a century of broken promises

    A historic dry spell has parched a region once dubbed the “Everglades of the West,” leaving thousands without water and worsening tensions between Native Americans, farmers, ranchers and the federal government.

    November 22, 2021

    First fires, now floods: British Columbia and Washington reeling from atmospheric river

    Floodwaters engulfed entire communities, displacing thousands of people, after a summer of devastating heat waves and wildfires.

    November 18, 2021
    • Analysis

    How Youngkin shifted the vote toward Republicans across Virginia

    Republican Glenn Youngkin won the race against Democrat Terry McAuliffe by keeping margins close in Virginia’s populous large metro areas while also performing well in rural areas.

    November 3, 2021

      How tropical storms and hurricanes have hit U.S. shores with unparalleled frequency

      A record 18 storms and hurricanes have made landfall in the past two years, and climate change could increase intervals like this over the coming decades.

      September 29, 2021

        Before and after images show the devastation from Hurricane Ida

        The storm brought extensive storm surges and wind damage to southeastern Louisiana.

        September 1, 2021

          Wind ‘fingerprints’ show how Ida turned out to be a very different kind of storm from Katrina

          Ida hit Louisiana with faster winds than Katrina, but a hurricane's category number is just part of what makes each storm unique — and uniquely destructive.

          August 31, 2021

          Chaos at Kabul airport: Satellite images capture the scramble to leave Afghanistan

          Satellite photos taken late Monday morning illustrate the developing chaos on the ground at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

          August 16, 2021

            Reservoirs are drying up as consequences of the Western drought worsen

            Many reservoirs are at or approaching historic low levels

            July 9, 2021

              How a heat dome is pushing extreme temperatures to new heights in the West

              The heat dome, linked to the onslaught of record temperatures, is striking for its incredible strength, geographic scope and persistence.

              June 18, 2021