Nathalie Baptiste

Nathalie Baptiste is an editorial fellow at Mother Jones in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of cases of bottled water sit inside a church.

Four Years After the Water Crisis, Who Should Flint Residents Trust?

Officials say Flint’s water is safe. Residents say it’s not. Scientists say it’s complicated.

People line up to collect water from a spring in the Newlands suburb of Cape Town.

Cape Town May Not Run Out of Water

The city’s severe water restrictions may allow taps to stay on through the end of the year.

Children play on a street in front of an oil refinery

Black Communities Are 75% More Likely to Live Near Toxic Facilities

They also face serious health risks connected to oil and gas plants.

A house and a field full of grasses, separated by a chain-link fence.

Lost to Sandy, Reclaimed By Nature

Here’s why one community chose not to rebuild.

People fill containers with water from a tank truck at an area hit by Hurricane Maria in Canovanas.

An Awful Test for Puerto Rico's Water Infrastructure

After Hurricane Maria, 1.5 million people currently lack clean water.

A pile of debris with a sign reading "need for insurance."

The National Flood Insurance Program Is a Mess

Hurricane Harvey is about to slam into Texas. Meanwhile, a series of disasters has already left the NFIP in dire straits.

A woman walks down a flooded sidewalk in knee-high water

The Cities Poised to Face Massive Flooding in the Not-So-Distant Future

“We have time to respond. We must use it wisely.”