National Climate and Environment Reporter
Adam Mahoney is the national climate and environment reporter at Capital B News, a local-national nonprofit news organization focused on the Black experience. Before joining Capital B, he was an environmental justice reporter at Grist and reported on police and prisons for several Chicago-based publications. Mahoney is a two-time Peter Lisagor Award winner for best reporting on race in Illinois in 2021 and best reporting on climate change in 2022. Mahoney was a 2021 Center for Health Journalism Data Fellow. He was a 2022 national finalist for best community-centered journalism from the Online News Association for his Data Fellowship project “In the Shadow of Refineries, a Southern California Community Endures a Long History of Pollution,” about the impact of oil production on the community where he grew up. His reporting also led him to become a finalist in the 2022 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards. He has reported in Uganda, Vietnam, and Palestine, and currently resides in his hometown of Los Angeles.
A new community survey exposes widespread cancer, asthma, anxiety, and depression in Wilmington, California.
Deaths spiked in Wilmington during the pandemic — but a reporter finds it wasn't because of COVID as much as pollution-driven illnesses.
Wilmington, California, has experienced hundreds more deaths than it does on average. Power, pollution, and poverty all play a role.
Hundreds of people have been shot and killed in the industrial corridors of Wilmington, California.
Recientemente, Willmington, California ha perdido más vidas de lo usual. El poder, la contaminación ambiental, y las dinámicas socioeconómicas tienen la culpa.
The Los Angeles Times calls it “an island in a sea of petroleum,” but since I was 6 years old, I’ve just called it home.