Latest from Tim Meko

Satellite imagery shows the scale of the traffic congestion at the ports of Los Angeles

Satellite images show congestion at the L.A.-Long Beach port complex. Record demand for imported goods, beginning in mid-2020, coupled with shortages of truckers, shipping containers and other equipment, has slowed ship unloading and left dozens of vessels waiting offshore.
  • Sep 17, 2021

Map of dry gas stations impacted by cyberattack

The Colonial Pipeline system fuels 45 percent of the east coast's gas supply. A recent cyberattack halted the supplier and lead to panic purchases and price spikes.
  • May 18, 2021

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

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

Stimulus payments will cover seven months of rent for some, less than one for others

Depending on your filing status and where you live, your stimulus payment could cover multiple rent bills – or not even a full month.
  • Mar 11, 2021

A year of the pandemic: Sorrow, stamina, defiance, despair

For most Americans, March 11 was the day the coronavirus crisis first became real. Fifty-two weeks later, millions have fallen ill and millions more have been vaccinated. More than 525,000 are dead. This timeline tells the story of a singular period in history.
  • Mar 11, 2021

The political winds in the U.S. are swirling

See how political shifts and changes in turnout from 2016 have affected the 2020 election across the U.S.
  • Dec 15, 2020

How much is 250,000 deaths? Enough to empty wide swaths of the country.

250,000 people in the United States have died of covid-19, more than the population of most counties in the United States. Over 11 million confirmed cases have been reported, which is more than the combined population of multiple states.
  • Nov 20, 2020

Tracking Delta

Maps track Hurricane Delta’s trajectory and development in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Oct 9, 2020

Is it too close to the election to confirm a Supreme Court nominee?

Since 1975, it's taken about 71 days for a president's nomination to be confirmed in a vote on the Senate floor.
  • Sep 19, 2020