Become a Supporter
Become a Supporter
Ezra David Romero
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 will report 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. I will also report on growing tension over water in the West.
What questions do you have about how climate change is altering the lives of people in California and Nevada?
Let me know below.
May 24, 2020
The triple-digit heat is back. But COVID-19 is making river rafting more difficult and experts say the virus is an added risk to an already somewhat dangerous activity.
May 20, 2020
California cities rank across the board when it comes to public access to parks. Irvine’s high on the list, Sacramento is 30th, and places like Fresno and Stockton are at the end.
May 19, 2020
Over the weekend the state began to quietly reopen parking lots at 27 state parks and beaches from Santa Cruz to Lake Tahoe to Orange County. Thirty-six of the 280 state parks were closed as of Monday.
May 14, 2020
The proposed budget update has cuts and reductions across environmental sectors including climate resilience programs to state parks. The largest proposed environmental investment is allotted to Cal Fire.
May 14, 2020
It comes in at about $19 billion less than the one the governor proposed in January, eliminating many of the new programs he proposed before the coronavirus pandemic.
May 13, 2020
The number of wildfires in the state is up roughly 60% so far this year, according to Gov. Gavin Newsom — and now Californians have to prepare for not just another possibly dangerous fire season, but also the pandemic.
May 12, 2020
California has an ambitious climate goal: 5 million electric vehicles on roads by 2030. But that may be difficult to reach because fewer people are buying cars due to the pandemic.
‘Just Be Courteous’ — CapRadio Answers Your Questions About Anxiety, Who To Listen To And What Precautions To Take As The Stay-At-Home Orders Begin to Lift
May 8, 2020
As the state slowly begins to reopen there’s a lot of mixed messages about what it means for Californians because counties, cities and the state are opening at different paces. CapRadio talks to experts to try to ease listeners' fears.
Can California’s Air Remain Clean Post Pandemic? Yes, If The State Amps Up Its Climate Goals, Studies Say.
May 7, 2020
Californians are breathing cleaner air now due to pandemic travel restrictions, but it could go away as fast as it cleared up. Although some scientists say it doesn’t have to if we double our climate goals and keep cars off roads.
May 1, 2020
The California solar industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing hundreds of businesses to shed or furlough an estimated 15,000 clean energy jobs.