Niko Kommenda


Graphics reporter focusing on climate, environment and energy

Education: Cardiff University, MS in Computational Journalism; Vienna University of Technology, BS in Software Engineering

Niko Kommenda is a graphics reporter on The Washington Post's climate and environment team. Before joining The Post in 2022, he worked as a visual journalist at the Financial Times and the Guardian.
Latest from Niko Kommenda

    The early heat wave gripping the Northwest is rare — and worrying

    Parts of the Pacific Northwest may reach daily averages up to 30 degrees above normal that could pose health problems this early in the warm season.

    May 13, 2023

    Why the size of the Mississippi tornado was remarkable

    Less than 1 percent of tornadoes in the U.S. travel more than 50 miles, and only 1 in 1,100 tornadoes cover more than 100 miles.

    March 26, 2023

      The risk of damage from hurricane winds will shift in coming decades. See the impact by Zip code.

      Strong winds fueled by climate change are expected to reach further inland and northward, putting more Americans at risk.

      February 27, 2023

        Here’s what the derailed Ohio train was carrying — and what was burned

        A visual timeline of how the Norfolk Southern train disaster unfolded.

        February 18, 2023

        This is the environmental cost of the food we eat

        Chicken or tuna? Tofu or lentils? Rice or potatoes? See which food is better for the planet.

        February 1, 2023

          Trees were a California city’s salvation. Now they’re a grave threat.

          Maps and videos show the scale of the damage that brutal storms inflicted on Sacramento’s trees this month

          January 20, 2023

          The surprising reasons parts of Earth are warming more slowly

          These relatively cool spots offer yet more examples of how humanity has damaged the planet.

          December 14, 2022