Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard covers energy and environmental politics in the Washington bureau of Mother Jones. She was previously the political reporter for Grist and a writing fellow at The American Prospect.

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?

Why we pretend the next storm won't happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.

Climate Change Could Increase Areas at Risk of Flood by 45 Percent

Rising seas and increasingly severe weather could drastically increase the costs of floods in the United States.