Bettina Boxall

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.
With Colorado River water shortages looming, feds will intervene on drought plan

After two states fail to sign off on a plan to cope with water shortages on the Colorado River, the feds say they will develop their own plans.

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More wildfires, drought and climate change bring devastating changes to California wildlands

Southern California's native landscapes are famously tough. But repeated wildfire and drought amplified by climate change pose a growing threat to wildlands that provide us with drinking water, untamed refuge from the Southland’s sprawl and stop mountainsides from sliding into our living rooms.