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.

Why Australia doesn't want to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered
Great Barrier Reef
danger zone

Why Australia doesn't want to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered

The biggest tech layoffs of 2022
A pink slip.
Briefing

The biggest tech layoffs of 2022

Everything to know about the storm poised to pummel the South
Tornado
Storm Watch

Everything to know about the storm poised to pummel the South

Houston under boil water advisory following power outage at purification plant
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
H2O no!

Houston under boil water advisory following power outage at purification plant

Iran calls for U.S. expulsion from the World Cup claiming it 'disrespected' flag
Iran woman, life, freedom banner
penalty kick

Iran calls for U.S. expulsion from the World Cup claiming it 'disrespected' flag

Why do people hate billionaires?
A dartboard.
Briefing

Why do people hate billionaires?

19 things Donald Trump has said about Ron DeSantis
Donald Trump.
Briefing

19 things Donald Trump has said about Ron DeSantis

Ukraine and Moldova experience power outages from Russian attacks
Kyiv independence square in the dark
winter is coming

Ukraine and Moldova experience power outages from Russian attacks

Ronaldo immediately leaving Manchester United following scathing interview
Ronaldo
red card

Ronaldo immediately leaving Manchester United following scathing interview

Budweiser will send its unsold beer to the World Cup winner
Budweiser World Cup beer
Party time

Budweiser will send its unsold beer to the World Cup winner

World Cup teams abandon armbands in support of LGBTQ community
One Love armband
Team pride

World Cup teams abandon armbands in support of LGBTQ community

Should you boycott the World Cup?
The World Cup trophy.
Opinion

Should you boycott the World Cup?

What happened at COP27?
COP27.
Briefing

What happened at COP27?

Why are Starbucks workers striking?
The Starbucks logo.
Briefing

Why are Starbucks workers striking?

Naomi Biden's wedding will be the 19th in White House history
Jill Biden, President Biden, Naomi Biden, Peter Neal
Here comes the bride

Naomi Biden's wedding will be the 19th in White House history

Qatar bans sale of beer in World Cup stadiums
Camels at Qatar World Cup
Bye, Bye, Beer!

Qatar bans sale of beer in World Cup stadiums

Kari Lake refuses to concede to Katie Hobbs
Kari Lake
I win, you lose

Kari Lake refuses to concede to Katie Hobbs

Ukraine grain deal gets extended amid continuing Russian attacks
cargo ships on Black Sea
grainy diplomacy

Ukraine grain deal gets extended amid continuing Russian attacks

Will Joe Biden run again in 2024?
President Biden.
Briefing

Will Joe Biden run again in 2024?

Will Donald Trump run for president in 2024?
Donald Trump.
Briefing

Will Donald Trump run for president in 2024?

Judge blocks Georgia's 6-week abortion ban
Abortion protest in Atlanta, Georgia
ban block

Judge blocks Georgia's 6-week abortion ban

Why Big Tech is bleeding jobs
A pink slip.
Briefing

Why Big Tech is bleeding jobs

The 'hard truths' of our climate failures
Earth.
Briefing

The 'hard truths' of our climate failures

Democrat Katie Hobbs defeats Republican Kari Lake in Arizona gubernatorial election
Katie Hobbs.
2022 Midterms

Democrat Katie Hobbs defeats Republican Kari Lake in Arizona gubernatorial election

World population hits 8 billion this week
Crowd overhead
lost in the crowd

World population hits 8 billion this week

EU expecting recession as inflation remains high
Energy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
Are you down?

EU expecting recession as inflation remains high

The biggest LGBTQ victories of the 2022 midterms
Pride flag in front of capitol
Rainbow wave

The biggest LGBTQ victories of the 2022 midterms

The biggest Republican victories of the 2022 midterms
J.D. Vance, Ron DeSantis, and Chuck Grassley
Briefing

The biggest Republican victories of the 2022 midterms

Putin is skipping G20
Vladimir Putin
war and peace

Putin is skipping G20

CPI report shows inflation may be starting to cool
Columns on Federal Reserve
On the way down

CPI report shows inflation may be starting to cool

Supreme Court split over challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act
Supreme Court
Tribal tribulation

Supreme Court split over challenge to Indian Child Welfare Act

Which states had abortion on the ballot?
California abortion ballot initiative rally
Ballot buzz

Which states had abortion on the ballot?

Is Beto O'Rourke's political career over?
Beto O'Rourke
0 for 3

Is Beto O'Rourke's political career over?

What climate initiatives were on the midterm ballot?
NY voting booths
Green Schemes

What climate initiatives were on the midterm ballot?

Maura Healey becomes 1st woman and openly lesbian governor in Massachusetts
Maura Healey
Making history

Maura Healey becomes 1st woman and openly lesbian governor in Massachusetts

The 2022 midterms were the most expensive ever
Polling place sign
Money moves

The 2022 midterms were the most expensive ever