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Joshua Emerson Smith

Joshua Emerson Smith covers the environment for The San Diego Union-Tribune. He's driven by a deep sense of curiosity and desire for truth. He finds inspiration in the interests and concerns of the community. He appreciates reader feedback and does his best to respond to questions and concerns. When he's not pounding the keys, he enjoys camping in the desert, seeing live music and waxing philosophical about just about anything.
Climate change should tamp down California’s wildfire-fanning Santa Ana winds, study finds

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography have found a positive trend when it comes to Southern California’s battle against wildfires.

State money is funding anti-pollution efforts in San Diego

Money from California's cap-and-trade program is going toward cleaning up the air in San Diego communities near the port, where the risk of asthma and cancer are high.

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