Brady Dennis

Washington, D.C.

Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brady Dennis is a national environmental reporter for The Washington Post. He previously has covered food and drug issues, public health crises such as the Ebola outbreak and Covid-19 pandemic, and the nation's economy, including the global financial crisis that began in 2008. He worked for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and The Seattle Times prior to coming to the Post.
Latest from Brady Dennis

‘We can do better’: FEMA makes sweeping changes to speed up disaster aid

Agency announces sweeping changes in response to complaints about red tape and delays following hurricanes, floods, fires and other calamities.

January 19, 2024

Thousands of U.S. homes have flooded over and over again. Here’s where.

The number of U.S. properties that have flooded numerous times continues to rise, according to federal data, in the latest sign of the nation’s mounting flood risk.

January 9, 2024

A flood-prone historic site decides to live with rising water rather than fight it

The site of the Battleship North Carolina faces peril from a rising sea. Now those who run it want to surrender some of its land back to nature.

January 2, 2024

Want to know if your future home might flood? These states are requiring disclosure.

North Carolina, South Carolina, New York and New Jersey this year embraced more stringent requirements for home sellers to disclose whether a property is at risk of flooding.

December 27, 2023

Record-setting storm wallops East Coast with flooding, high winds

Over 800,000 customers were without power in the Northeast on Monday afternoon, while major coastal flooding pushed water levels up to 4 feet above normal,

December 18, 2023

Winners and losers in the new global climate deal

Island nations left COP28 disappointed. The UAE gained some bragging rights. And the prospect of the world hitting its most ambitious climate goal remained in limbo.

December 13, 2023

COP28 live updates: Oil companies make surprise pledge to curb world’s most pressing climate threat

World leaders address the U.N. Climate Change Conference, or COP28, as it continues Saturday in Dubai’s Expo City. Follow live updates on the summit and agenda highlights.

December 2, 2023

Extreme weather helped fuel surge in malaria cases last year

Cases of malaria rose globally last year, according to a World Health Organization report released Thursday, in part because of record flooding in Pakistan.

November 30, 2023

Climate impacts in the U.S. are ‘far-reaching and worsening,’ federal report finds

The federal government’s National Climate Assessment says the U.S. economy, environment and public health face deepening threats as the world grows hotter.

November 14, 2023

The threat of saltwater in the Mississippi River

For months, saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico has crept up the Mississippi River, contaminating the area’s water supply and putting residents of Louisiana’s Plaquemines Parish on the front lines of a slowly unfolding environmental disaster.

October 17, 2023