Ezra David Romero
Former Environment Reporter
Climate change is becoming the great equalizer of our time. It’s altering everything: our lives, cities and the wilderness that surrounds us. I’ve realized that climate change isn’t holding back and has left us all in a tension.
As CapRadio’s environment reporter, I reported on disadvantaged communities vulnerable to climate change, and how they are affected by state and federal decisions and policy that focus on the environment and our relationship to it.
February 22, 2021
California has ambitious climate goals. For example, by 2045 all energy has to come from renewable sources. Now, the state wants to lean on an untapped resource: its windy coastline.
February 3, 2021
Over the past week Northern California was walloped by winter’s first big storm. But experts say more storms are needed to ward off drought this year
January 29, 2021
After a rough legislative session last year, California lawmakers are dreaming of ways to adapt to or prevent the climate crisis. Bills this session explore corporate accountability, funds for sea level rise adaptation and other efforts.
January 27, 2021
The Sacramento City Council voted to declare a local emergency and open at least one warming center after two unhoused people died during last night's powerful winter storm.
January 27, 2021
An intense winter storm damaged trees, powerlines, homes, and cars throughout the Sacramento region Tuesday night. Here's what it looked like as residents worked to recover Wednesday morning.
January 26, 2021
Environmental advocates and experts are giving mixed reviews on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s two years in office. They say he’s made some progress on climate change, but now is his time to take bold action.
January 21, 2021
President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to help curb climate change. But his orders also challenge California — one of the country’s leaders on climate action — to do better.
January 15, 2021
California lawmakers are dreaming up big ideas to prevent future wildfires from devastating communities. Bills this session explore banning development in high fire severity zones, making utilities more accountable and a bond for wildfire prevention.
California Lawmakers Should Invest One-Time Budget Funds Into Projects With Long-Term Benefits, Experts Suggest
January 11, 2021
The new proposed state budget includes billions to curb climate change and prevent wildfires. As the legislature considers the budget the Legislative Analyst's Office is asking lawmakers to consider ways to make one-time funds have lasting impact.
January 8, 2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a $227.2 billion budget proposal Friday, kicking off a 6-month-long process to finalize a state budget for 2021-2022.