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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.
San Diegans could face two tax hikes to fund world-class transit system. But will they foot the bill?

San Diegans will probably be asked in coming years to pay for an expensive but world-class public transit system — complete with a San Diego Grand Central, potentially new trolley lines and commute times that rival driving.

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.

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