Kate Wheeling

Kate Wheeling is a staff writer at Pacific Standard, where she specializes in criminal justice and the environment. She was previously an associate editor and editorial fellow.

How Police Body Cameras Influence the Way People Assign Blame

A new study finds that people who watch body camera footage attribute less blame to police officers involved in incidents than if those same officers were caught on dash cams.

Tourists take a selfie on a beach in the coastal city of Larnaca, Cyprus.

Tourism's Climate Footprint Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought

The industry accounts for about 8 percent of global climate emissions, and that number is expected to rise.

People walk on the Champs-Elysees during a car-free day in central Paris in 2015.

49 Countries Have Already Reached Peak Emissions

City-level solutions, including banning vehicles from the streets, have helped dozens of nations speed toward a greener future. But will they be enough?

How Many People Are Really Killed By Police in the United States?

A new study uses a statistical technique from wildlife ecology to estimate the number of people killed by cops. It turns out every database is undercounting them.