Ian James is a reporter who focuses on water in California and the West. Before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2021, he was an environment reporter at the Arizona Republic and the Desert Sun. He previously worked for the Associated Press as a correspondent in the Caribbean and as bureau chief in Venezuela. He is originally from California.
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Experts are urging California officials to beware of pitfalls as they pursue water management agreements in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Feb. 22, 2024
Storms in February have significantly boosted California’s snowpack, giving the state near-average conditions and ample water supplies.
Feb. 22, 2024
Efforts to make room for rivers to spread out on floodplains hold promise as a solution to capture and store water — and to help struggling fish and ecosystems.
Feb. 21, 2024
Efforts to restore river floodplains are expanding in California. Making space for water is increasingly seen as a natural solution for floods and droughts.
Feb. 20, 2024
Human-caused climate is projected to bring wetter, more intense storms. Scientists explain what these shifts mean for California and the West.
Feb. 8, 2024
Affected by warm conditions, California’s snowpack remains far below average. Approaching storms are forecast to bring more snow to the Sierra Nevada.
Jan. 31, 2024
Groundwater depletion is worsening in many of the world’s farming regions. But a global study also found that some efforts are helping to boost aquifers.
Jan. 25, 2024
California water regulators proposed conservation rules for cities. A legislative review found the rules, as written, would be costly and complex to implement.
Jan. 17, 2024
Among the trims are clean transportation programs and others that address forest maintenance, watershed resilience, coastal protection and sea level rise.
Jan. 11, 2024
Some of the heaviest surf in years pounds the Southern California coast, prompting warnings of dangerous surges.
Dec. 30, 2023