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Rosanna Xia

Rosanna Xia coversthe environment, with a focus onCalifornia's coastline. She previously reported on natural disasters andwrote articles that connected science, infrastructure and policy. With a team of reporters, she published a seriesin 2013 that prompted lawmakers and the public to confront thousands ofbuildings at riskof collapse in a major earthquake. She has also covered higher education for The Times and reportedfor the Business section. An East Coast transplant, she graduated from Tufts University.
Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds

Salt marshes along the entire West Coast could disappear by 2110, according to a new study by a team of scientists led by the U.S. Geological Survey. The research quantifies for the first time the fate of this entire ecosystem on the West Coast, based on current projections of sea level rise.

In shadow of San Andreas fault, hundreds of Inland Empire buildings face collapse in huge earthquake

More than 600 hundred brick buildings in the Inland Empire are unretrofitted and at risk of collapse during a major earthquake, despite decades of warning, a Times analysis has found

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