Devika Rao

Staff writer

Devika Rao is a staff writer for The Week. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Environment and Sustainability and a minor in Climate Change. Previously, she worked as a Policy and Advocacy associate in the nonprofit space advocating for environmental action from the business perspective. She is passionate about the environment, books, and music.

Europe's energy crisis, explained
Gas pumps.
Briefing

Europe's energy crisis, explained

Italy predicted to elect far-right leader Giorgia Meloni
Giorgia Meloni
Far-right leaning tower of pisa

Italy predicted to elect far-right leader Giorgia Meloni

NASA's Webb Telescope captures clearest image of Neptune's rings in 30 years
Neptune with rings
Put a ring on it

NASA's Webb Telescope captures clearest image of Neptune's rings in 30 years

California becomes 1st state to create Office of Gun Violence Prevention
California AG Rob Bonta
first shot

California becomes 1st state to create Office of Gun Violence Prevention

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico days after a 7.6 magnitude
Mexico earthquake
Shaken up

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico days after a 7.6 magnitude

The dawn of the 'Pandemicene'
A body.
Briefing

The dawn of the 'Pandemicene'

Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.75 points
Jerome Powell
Rate ramp-up

Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.75 points

New York attorney general files lawsuit against Trump for fraud
NY AG Letitia James
He's a fraud!

New York attorney general files lawsuit against Trump for fraud

Hurricane Fiona strengthens to Category 4, heads toward Bermuda
Aftermath of Fiona in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona strengthens to Category 4, heads toward Bermuda

India's rice ban, explained
Rice.
Briefing

India's rice ban, explained

Influx of migrants prompts NYC to consider cruise ships as shelter options
NYC Skyline
Shipwrecked

Influx of migrants prompts NYC to consider cruise ships as shelter options

Climate crisis and Ukraine main topics of UN General Assembly
UN General Assembly
UN General Assembly

Climate crisis and Ukraine main topics of UN General Assembly

Hurricane Fiona strengthens to Category 3
Hurricane Fiona
Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona strengthens to Category 3

The real cost of fast fashion
Earth.
Briefing

The real cost of fast fashion

Hurricane Fiona leaves destruction in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic
Person in hurricane
In the eye of the hurricane

Hurricane Fiona leaves destruction in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

Marjorie Taylor Greene appears to kick activist in confrontation
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Caught on camera

Marjorie Taylor Greene appears to kick activist in confrontation

Senate Democrats push gay marriage vote to after midterms
DC Pride
bumpy Rainbow road

Senate Democrats push gay marriage vote to after midterms

Ron DeSantis sends 2 planes of migrants to Martha's Vineyard
Ron Desantis
Once on this island

Ron DeSantis sends 2 planes of migrants to Martha's Vineyard

California sues Amazon for anticompetitive practices
Amazon logo on phone
Pricing problems

California sues Amazon for anticompetitive practices

Tennis great Roger Federer announces retirement
Roger Federer
Final Serve

Tennis great Roger Federer announces retirement

White House hosts summit to address hate-based violence
Joe Biden
Say no to hate

White House hosts summit to address hate-based violence

What the conservative Supreme Court spells for America
A gavel.
Briefing

What the conservative Supreme Court spells for America

Senators unveil bill deeming Russia state sponsor of terrorism
Senator Graham and Blumenthal
Russian reign of terror?

Senators unveil bill deeming Russia state sponsor of terrorism

Thousands line up to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Line to see Queen
Mourning the Queen

Thousands line up to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Mortgage demand falls as interest rates surge past 6 percent
Federal Reserve flag
Mortgage Mayhem

Mortgage demand falls as interest rates surge past 6 percent

China's Xi Jinping will meet with Putin in 1st trip since pandemic
Xi Jinping
Bringing China Back

China's Xi Jinping will meet with Putin in 1st trip since pandemic

California Mosquito Fire burns toward community
California Mosquito Fire
California Wildfires

California Mosquito Fire burns toward community

Schumer giving Democratic Senate candidates $15 million from his own campaign
Chuck Schumer
Securing the Blue Wave

Schumer giving Democratic Senate candidates $15 million from his own campaign

Biden details efforts to end cancer
Biden Cancer Moonshot Address
Cancer Moonshot

Biden details efforts to end cancer

Blue Origin rocket fails seconds into launch
Blue Origin New Shepard rocket
Blast off

Blue Origin rocket fails seconds into launch

La Niña returns for the 3rd consecutive year
Flooding in Australia
Third Time's a Charm

La Niña returns for the 3rd consecutive year

Alcaraz becomes youngest No. 1 ranked player in men's tennis
Carlos Alcaraz
Serving up victory

Alcaraz becomes youngest No. 1 ranked player in men's tennis

The climate effects of the Inflation Reduction Act
The Capitol.
Briefing

The climate effects of the Inflation Reduction Act

Ted Cruz considering running for president
Ted Cruz
Eyes on 2024

Ted Cruz considering running for president

Court vacates decision blocking CA ban on rifle sales
Numerous Assault Rifles Hanging On Wall
Stick to your guns

Court vacates decision blocking CA ban on rifle sales

Newly discovered 'super-Earth' could possibly support life
Earth from Space
Far Out

Newly discovered 'super-Earth' could possibly support life