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Environment

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I’ve covered wildfire impacts, land-use, water, climate change and cutting edge science extensively throughout the Monterey and San Francisco Bay areas. My reporting has spurred regulatory investigations and earned statewide awards.

News

Land use

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Features

Geologists assess debris flow risk in Santa Cruz Mountains

The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News, The East Bay Times | Nov. 28,2020

‘It’s gone to the ground’: Big Basin Water Co. struggles to recover from fire 

The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News, The East Bay Times | Oct. 30, 2020

Big Basin Water Co. faces state ordered deadlines to bolster supplies

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | May 13, 2021

Amah Mutsun Tribal Band reignites cultural burning

The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News, The East Bay Times | November 25, 2021

A Checkup On California's Efforts To Combat Climate Change

NPR | ​March 14, 2020

Metal polluted air puts Los Angeles residents at risk

UC Santa Cruz Science Notes | October 30, 2019

One Increasingly Popular Way to Control Floods: Let the Water Come

KQED | March 19, 2019

Water

Early indicators of drought surface in Santa Cruz County

The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News, The East Bay Times | March 27, 2021

Steel tanks replace redwood relics; Lompico modernizes water system

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | June 17, 2021

Mill Creek Dam in San Vicente Redwoods, set to be removed

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | April 28, 2021

Big Basin Water Company lifts do not drink water order for some customers

Santa Cruz Sentinel | November 9, 2020

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Research

Pumas inched closer to cities during COVID shelter-in-place orders

June 30, 2021, The Santa Cruz Sentinel

Researchers, robots dive into what makes some bay algal blooms toxic

April 24, 2021 The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News, The East Bay Times

Western Pacific leatherback turtle population dwindling

March 21, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, The Mercury News, The East Bay Times.

Wildfires linked to humid, stormy weather have become more common across California, researchers find

December 3, 2021, The Santa Cruz Sentinel