San Jose Mercury News
Resources and environment writer for the San Jose Mercury-News and managing editor of the Science unit at KQED in San Francisco
The Trump administration plans to open up the California coast to oil drilling. But practically, is that possible? There’s huge opposition to that in the state.
Jan. 5, 2018from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The natural landscape of the American West is vanishing at an alarming rate, and California has lost the most of all the Western states according to a new study from Conservation…
May. 18, 2016from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
It has been against the law to sell ivory or any elephant parts for that matter in California since 1977 -- and nationwide since 1990.
Sep. 1, 2015from Which Way, L.A.?
Scientists hope to reduce whale fatalities from ship collisions.
Aug. 23from The 805
LA was California's main wine producer in the 19th Century. But it was wiped off the winemakers map due to Prohibition, crop disease, and a population boom.
Aug. 14from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Three shootings in the span of one week in California, Texas, and Ohio have community members and political leaders speaking out against gun violence and hateful rhetoric toward the…
Aug. 5from Greater LA
The communities of Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton are recovering after attackers shot and killed at least 34 people and injured dozens more. Erroll Southers, Director of Homegrown…
Aug. 9from KCRW Features
Can he really get Republicans on board?
Aug. 9from Left, Right & Center
March for Our Lives unveiled what they’re calling "A Peace Plan for a Safer America."
Aug. 21from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Last week's mass shooting in El Paso has been particularly painful for Angelenos, because so many have close ties to that city.
Aug. 8from Greater LA
Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force.
Aug. 19from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A new Trump administration rule says legal immigrants must forgo all public programs like food stamps and Medicaid if they want to become U.S. citizens.
Aug. 13from Press Play with Madeleine Brand