Tony Barboza is an editorial writer focusing on climate change and environmental justice. Before joining the editorial board in November 2021, he worked for 15 years as a news reporter for the Times’ California section, covering air quality, climate change, environmental health and other topics. Barboza was born and raised in Colorado and is a graduate of Pomona College.
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The American Ornithological Society says it is changing the names of birds named after humans, such as Townsend’s warbler. It’s a courageous decision.
Nov. 9, 2023
I went to Coalinga and Huron to hear out the head of an oil industry campaign targeting Latinos. I didn’t find opposition to California’s climate policies the oil lobby is peddling.
Oct. 20, 2023
Experiencing extreme temperatures should not be something to check off the bucket list. This is an ongoing, spiraling, unnatural human disaster caused by our own ongoing pollution of the atmosphere.
July 23, 2023
All Californians should be able to live in an efficient and non-polluting home even if it wasn’t built for an all-electric world like the new houses in Menifee.
July 9, 2023
Every mass shooting becomes another horrific point on the map I can’t avoid compiling in my mind: One that remembers all the places where people have been senselessly killed by gun violence.
April 2, 2023
L.A.’s mountains aren’t always a grounding landmark in the West. But when they emerge from a winter storm, gleaming in white snow, there’s nothing like them.
Feb. 28, 2023
It’s too bad officials have closed off public access to a spectacular bloom of wildflowers. Why can’t we seem to appreciate natural beauty without destroying it?
Feb. 16, 2023
As an environmental reporter, I write about how climate change is hurting people and the planet. But at home, I’ve struggled to talk about it with my own daughters.
Dec. 18, 2022
The dazzling first images from the James Webb Space Telescope are the latest in a gradual but continually improving understanding of the universe, like the newfound clarity you find when you leave the light-polluted vistas and view a starry night under a truly dark sky.
July 14, 2022
Children shouldn’t be forced to learn and play in hot, asphalt-covered, fenced-in campuses, especially in neighborhoods that already lack park space.
March 27, 2022