Daniella Cheslow is a reporter and editor based in Washington, DC. She has reported from Germany, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Israel and Hungary for The World and other outlets, including the Associated Press, NPR and The New York Times.
A natural spring in the shadow of Cape Town's Table Mountain provides a measure of relief — and a new pop-up community — for drought-strapped residents.
When Cape Town's growing water crisis started bubbling up last year, a local radio station in the South African city jumped on the beat with wall-to-wall coverage and water-saving tips for listeners.
The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is easing a bit, but the city and many of its businesses and institutions are forging ahead with expensive efforts to increase supply, including private desalination plants.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria brought a catastrophic power outage to Puerto Rico. But they also created an unprecedented opportunity for solar power and battery storage on the island.
Venezuela used to have a thriving Jewish population. But many of them fled violence and economic collapse. One couple was settling into their new life in San Juan when Hurricane Maria hit.