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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 7, 2019
The Washoe people date their existence in the Lake Tahoe basin back 15,000 years. For them, the lake, or “da ow aga,” as they call it, is the center of their homeland.
Should Coastal And Southern California Mountain Lions Be Listed As Endangered? Animal Activists Say Yes.
June 26, 2019
Mountain lions aren't listed as an endangered species in California, but environmental groups want to change.
June 26, 2019
California’s getting serious about reducing plastic pollution. If two state bills become law this legislative session, they could revolutionize how the state — and the nation — deals with plastic pollution.
June 25, 2019
Every summer, neon-green or white scum emerges on the surface of waterways across the state. It's harmful to humans — and can be deadly to pets. And officials say it's already limiting access to recreation spots.
June 12, 2019
More than a million Californians don't have access to clean drinking water. But a decision by the state Legislature Sunday to spend $130 million yearly could change that.
May 28, 2019
Summer is just around the corner, and people will flock to national parks. But new research suggests the air quality in places like Yosemite and Joshua Tree isn’t as fresh as you’d think.
Hundreds Of California Species At Risk Of Extinction, United Nations Report Says — In Addition To Millions Globally
May 6, 2019
In California, there are around 300 species at risk and 346 species in California, Nevada and Southern Oregon combined.
May 1, 2019
The Trump administration wants to strip federal protection of gray wolves in almost all of the lower 48 states. Wolves were listed under federal endangered species laws in 1978.
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.