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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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.
Commentary: Why close the ‘super bloom’? Because we can’t seem to love nature without trampling it
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?
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.
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.
Children shouldn’t be forced to learn and play in hot, asphalt-covered, fenced-in campuses, especially in neighborhoods that already lack park space.
Let this be the year we harness our collective anger and demand politicians finally do what is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Editorial: Why a fossilized gas station is the perfect symbol for California’s climate fight
The sculpture of a fossilized gas station at California’s new emissions testing lab in smoggy Riverside? The symbolism is perfect.
Paved surfaces, tree cover, and home construction quality can make the difference between heat waves being an inconvenience or a threat to your life.
L.A. City Council members are calling for new measures to protect residents from the health impacts of extreme heat.
Climate change is supercharging California heat waves, and the state isn’t ready
California’s worst heat waves arrive in a one-two punch — high temperatures combined with humid air from Baja.