Rachael Kay Gleason

REPORTER | EDITOR | PRODUCER

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

BREAKING NEWS
In February 2016 I was part of the team that broke the news of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death. In addition to providing West Texas sources, making calls and reporting, I also handled publishing and promoting subscriber-only coverage and digital extras on ExpressNews.com. 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas Ranch | February 2016
San Antonio professors: Scalia 'respected and idealized' by St. Mary's law students | February 2016
Slate: How the San Antonio Express-News Got the Scoop on Scalia's Death

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

GREAT ENERGY CHALLENGE BLOG
Canadian College Teams, Midwest High Schools Win Big  | April 2014
Students Reflect on Shipping, Travel Costs During Last Leg of Race | April 2014
Student Teams Share Tools, Advice Off the Track During Eco-marathon | April 2014
Detroit Teams Look to Innovation and the City’s Future | April 2014
Shell Eco-marathon Americas Heats Up in Houston as Student Teams Test Prototypes | April 2014

GREAT LAKES ECHO

ONLINE NEWS
Litter crackdown: states battle trash left by ice anglers | February2010
Asian carp push Great Lakes invasion through Minnesota | August2011
Poisoning Michigan: Author revisits PBB crisis |  June2010
Great Lakes states hand out cash for clunker appliances | February 2010
Drought causes lake level drops in Minnesota, Wisconsin | November 2009
U.S/Canadian examine inconsistent water quality measuring | October 2009
Study: Winter road salt pollutes Great Lakes streams | September 2009
Tree rings record Lake Erie water levels, could predict future | September 2009

ONLINE IN-DEPTH & EXPLANATORY
BEACH CONFLICT |  With more than 10,000 miles of shoreline, the Great Lakes have the most freshwater access in the world — at least, in theory. There are growing conflicts over who can do what where roads meet the water.

GREAT LAKES COMPACT | In 2008, Great Lakes state governors agreed to prevent large-scale water diversions and employ conservation measures. See how states measure up to policy requirements halfway through implementation.

WATER WAGES | Many Great Lakes city utilities are setting water rate structures that discourage consumption and encourage conservation. But these rates can be bad for business if set poorly.

CLEANING COAL | Burning coal is dirty business. Coal-fired power plants install scrubbers to clean air emissions. But sometimes that means the pollution goes into the water instead of the air. Click here for the entire project.

ONLINE BLOGS & FEATURES
Echo catches up with a quick-witted Asian carp | August 2011
See emerald ash borers in action; states still battling the bug | July2011
Can you pronounce Great Lakes cities better than a Texan? | February 2011
Great Lakes SmackDown! | October-November 2010
What's on your Great Lakes bucket list? | October 2010
Researchers use planes, lasers to survey Lake Superior | August 2010
People with Midwest ties make Time's influential 100 |  May 2010
Michigan officials: Latin name of state tree too sexy for plate | June 2010
Cool maps of deformed lakes | March 2010