Kate Selig

Washington, D.C.

Climate and Environment reporting intern focusing on policy, politics and power

Education: Stanford University, BA in philosophy

Kate Selig is a reporting intern on the Climate and Environment team. She is a rising senior at Stanford University, where she served as the editor in chief of the Stanford Daily. She previously interned with the Boston Globe, the Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Latest from Kate Selig

As flood-ravaged Vermont cleans up, more heavy rain is forecast

Saturated soils can’t hold more rain, but new rounds are expected in the Northeast from Thursday through the weekend.

July 12, 2023

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ taint nearly half of U.S. tap water, study estimates

Researchers from the United States Geological Survey collected tap water from over 700 locations across the country. Their findings, experts say, don't bode well for public health.

July 7, 2023

Biden approves largest wind project yet off U.S. shores

Ocean Wind 1, which could power hundreds of thousands of New Jersey homes, is the Biden administration's third approval of a large offshore wind energy project.

July 5, 2023

Wildfires are bad for air quality. Fireworks can make the smoke worse.

Swirling soot from Canadian blazes is likely to compound the usual pyrotechnics pollution on July 4. Health experts urge caution.

July 3, 2023

Millions face a relentless summer of smoke that won’t end anytime soon

Canadian wildfire smoke has caused U.S. air quality to plummet once again -- and it will continue to threaten Americans' health in the months to come.

June 29, 2023

Poor air quality and hazy skies as Canada wildfire smoke keeps spilling into U.S.

Smoke from Canada's wildfires is again drifting across large swaths of the United States, bringing air pollution and concerning air quality. Follow live updates.

June 29, 2023

Pressure builds for FEMA to declare deadly heat events as disasters

A FEMA disaster designation amid heat waves could reimburse states for providing vital services to save lives.

June 29, 2023

Heat and smoke are smothering most of the U.S., putting lives at risk

A heat wave blanketing the southern U.S. broke records in Texas as residents hunkered down to endure several more days of triple-digit temperatures that in recent weeks have caused at least nine deaths.

June 28, 2023

OceanGate operated in ‘lawless’ high seas. Others do, too.

Pirate ships, illegal fishing and human trafficking all operate in a legal gray zone on the open ocean. Regulation has proven difficult.

June 24, 2023

‘Scariest night’: Dozens injured as hail pummels crowd at Louis Tomlinson concert

The storm sent concertgoers at Louis Tomlinson’s show running for cover as hail up to the size of golf balls pelted down.

June 22, 2023