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.
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.
January 7, 2021
California experienced record high temperatures and extremely dry conditions this fall. That same weather pattern is sticking around this winter.
January 4, 2021
California is known around the world as a climate leader, but new data reveals that greenhouse gas emissions have increased across the state. There is some good news: emissions in the transportation sector have decreased because of the pandemic.
December 21, 2020
While farmworkers may be part of an earlier wave of COVID-19 vaccinations, a new poll of Central Valley farmworkers shows many are wary of getting the shots.
December 19, 2020
On the edge of California’s vast Delta region, activists in Stockton are tackling climate change. They know it starts with listening to people and investing in the most vulnerable communities.
December 18, 2020
With more than 60% of its economy dependent on tourism, the Tahoe region is struggling economically. A new report shows more than 120,000 people in the region lost their jobs at the start of the pandemic.
December 14, 2020
In response to a series of devastating wildfire seasons, a group of state lawmakers say agricultural workers need to have a designated supply of face masks to protect them from the smoke of mega-blazes.
December 10, 2020
A few years ago drought threatened Giant Sequoias, but the trees mostly won. This year wildfire killed hundreds of the ancient trees, and now a new threat is here: bark beetles that like weak, big trees.
December 8, 2020
With parts of the state already entering the second round of stay-at-home orders, health officials are encouraging people to get outside — but also to stay in their neighborhoods.
December 3, 2020
There's been a spike in fishing and hunting license sales during the pandemic. The increase reverses a trend of declines spanning decades. Some are hunting for food while others just want to get outdoors.