Bettina Boxall

Writer

Bettina Boxall covers water issues and the environment for the Los Angeles Times. She shared the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting with colleague Julie Cart for a five-part series that explored the causes and effects of escalating wildfire in the West. She began her journalism career as a photographer at a small Texas daily and reported for newspapers in Vermont and New Jersey before joining The Times in 1987.

Recent Articles

  • Last-minute push for California drought legislation creates friction between Feinstein and Boxer

    Last-minute push for California drought legislation creates friction between Feinstein and Boxer

    House Republican leaders and California’s senior senator announced Monday a new attempt to pass legislation that would increase water deliveries to San Joaquin Valley agribusiness and Southern California. The 90-page proposal was added to a water infrastructure bill that Congress is expected to...

  • Chinook salmon spawning season improves

    Chinook salmon spawning season improves

    The picture has brightened slightly for endangered winter-run Chinook salmon after two disastrous spawning seasons. The number of juveniles migrating downstream this fall is roughly twice what it was last year, thanks to better temperature conditions in the Sacramento River. “We’re declaring success...

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