Al Shaw

Al Shaw is a news applications developer at ProPublica.

Hell and High Water

Houston is a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Why isn’t Texas ready?

Houston is home to the nation's largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored.

Climate & Energy

Lousiana has a crazy plan to save its sinking coastline

The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong?

Losing Ground

Louisiana is drowning, quickly

One of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation's history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years, so far unabated and largely unnoticed.