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.
September 1, 2020
Researchers say coastal fog is thinning out because of climate change — and that could lead to increased fire risk.
August 20, 2020
More than 100 homes and businesses were burned in the cluster of fires in the coastal range near Vacaville. Many of the people who rushed away in the middle of the night are still waiting to return home. Here are four of their stories.
August 19, 2020
Evacuations are still in place in Vacaville Thursday as the LNU Lightning Complex fires have grown to 131,000 acres.
August 18, 2020
Almost every part of California is sweltering right now because of the heatwave, rolling blackouts, hundreds of lightning strikes, and wildfires. The 'unfortunate summer' is in part related to climate change, experts say.
August 11, 2020
If California lawmakers set rising sea level concerns and only focus on the pandemic, the state could be setting itself up for an even worse economic hardship, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office cautioned in a report Monday.
August 10, 2020
Some of California’s largest wildfires were started when trees or branches fell on power lines. With more than a dozen wildfires burning across California, a scientist says he has a solution for tracking problem trees along power lines.
August 4, 2020
Climate events that led to mass evacuations in the wake of the Oroville Dam spillway failure in 2017, could result in similar disasters in the future.
July 31, 2020
Each year, scientists release data about how Lake Tahoe is changing — and in the past year the lake lost eight feet of clarity. But tiny shrimp are making it difficult to sustain that clarity. That’s why researchers want to turn them into dog treats.
California Has A New Plan To Protect Its Water Supply From Climate Change, But Some Say It's Based On Old Thinking
July 29, 2020
California has a new plan for equipping the state to cope with water related challenges like climate change. What it outlines could help areas like Sacramento. But others say it relies on old thinking and harmful water storage projects.
Federal Bill Could Mean Huge Investment In California National Parks And Improved Access For Communities Of Color
July 27, 2020
Congress passed perhaps one of the largest conservation bills since WWII last week. The Great American Outdoors Act, if signed into law, would help national parks, repair deteriorating infrastructure and create new green spaces in urban areas.