Michael Isaac Stein

Michael Isaac Stein is a freelance writer and photographer based in New Orleans.

A house partly submerged by flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Rose City, Texas

New Report Says FEMA Badly Underestimates Flood Risk

41 million Americans—not 13 million—are at risk of experiencing a 100-year flood, according to the study.

The Uneven Gains of Energy Efficiency

Low-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs.

An abandoned home in Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, where the population has dwindled to 99 people.

How to Save a Town From Rising Waters

Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles Resettlement Project is the only government-funded climate relocation in the country—and a test case for more to come.

Smoke is released into the sky at an oil refinery in Wilmington, California

What Will Happen to the Gulf Coast If the Oil Industry Retreats?

Hurricane Harvey pummeled the country’s energy infrastructure, and there are few incentives in place to promote renewables.