Tony Barboza

environment reporter, LA Times

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Reporter Tony Barboza covers air quality and the environment for the Los Angeles Times.

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The Getty Fire has burned more than 650 acres and is only 5% contained as of this morning.

Wildfires release black carbon and undercut climate goals

The Getty Fire has burned more than 650 acres and is only 5% contained as of this morning.

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The air in Los Angeles violated federal standards for 87 days in a row this year. That hasn’t happened in nearly two decades.

Smog in LA

The air in Los Angeles violated federal standards for 87 days in a row this year. That hasn’t happened in nearly two decades.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 110 and 105 interchange in Los Angeles Photo courtesy of  Rémi Jouan  
 President Trump has proposed rolling back CAFE standards, the gas mileage levels set for cars and light…

Building homes near freeways

The 110 and 105 interchange in Los Angeles Photo courtesy of  Rémi Jouan President Trump has proposed rolling back CAFE standards, the gas mileage levels set for cars and light…

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