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Ezra David Romero
Ezra David Romero is Capital Public Radio’s environment reporter. His stories have run on NPR programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Here & Now.
He grew up on a peach farm south of Fresno and spent the last five years reporting on agriculture and environment for Valley Public Radio covering six counties between Los Angeles and Sacramento.
He’s a graduate of Fresno State, where he studied digital media and geography.
Romero also worked for the Fresno Bee covering police, elections, government and higher education.
He’s filmed multiple award-winning documentaries and has won five Golden Mike Awards through RTNA of Southern California for his radio reporting. In 2016, he was awarded a second place podcast award from PRNDI.
In his spare time, Romero hikes the Sierra Nevada, road trips the Pacific Coast and frequently visits ice cream shops.
If you have story ideas email Ezra at email@example.com.
It's Festival Season! One California Lawmaker Wants To Reduce Plastic Waste By Allowing Reusable Cups And Plates.
April 22, 2019
Current law prohibits the use of reusable foodware like cups, plates and forks at temporary events, because they must be cleaned at approved facilities. A new bill could change that.
As Temperatures Rise, Scientists Hope Predicting Heat Waves Could Prevent Fatalities And Damage In California
April 17, 2019
As climate change creates more extremes in weather it’s important to know when heat waves will hit California. Now scientists think a phenomenon in the Indian and eastern Pacific Oceans might predict when the next one could hit the state.
April 11, 2019
Over a year ago, the Trump administration rolled back a treaty that protected migratory birds like eagles and hummingbirds. But some lawmakers want to exempt California.
April 8, 2019
Lacrosse players at Rio Americano High School won't be able to play their first game this week on their new turf field. It's because of a pair of nesting shorebirds called killdeer.
April 2, 2019
The state received some good news on Tuesday: Its snowpack is well above normal, at 162 percent of average.
March 26, 2019
California has a rodent problem, but it's not mice or rats. Nutria are 20-pound invasive rodents that like to burrow in the state's wetlands and water delivery systems. The state has killed 410 in a year.
March 25, 2019
The first could drop more than a quarter-of-an-inch of rain at low elevations, and up to a foot of snow in the mountains. The second storm, arriving Tuesday evening, could triple the rain and snow totals from the first storm.
March 25, 2019
You might double check the brand before you slice into one. Some of the state’s avocados are being recalled. All the avocados in question have a yellow and green oval-shaped sticker with a black barcode.
Gov. Newsom Declares 'Statewide Emergency' On Wildfires, Waives Environmental Reviews On Forest Management Projects
March 22, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom's executive order on wildfire prevention would expedite forest management projects intended to protect 200 communities prone to fire risk.
March 20, 2019
Cities, real estate and freeways keep the lions from breeding with other populations.