The Arizona Republic reporter
Ian James is a reporter at The Arizona Republic, where he often writes about water issues and climate change. Ian has reported on topics ranging from the overpumping of groundwater to the shrinking of the mountain snowpack in the West due to rising temperatures. He also has written extensively about the Colorado River and the shrinking Salton Sea. Last year, he produced an investigation examining pollution on the U.S.-Mexico border and the effects on people’s health. He previously worked for The Desert Sun in Southern California, and for The Associated Press as a foreign correspondent in Venezuela and the Caribbean.