Jimmy Tobias

Jimmy Tobias is a freelance reporter and frequent Nation contributor who writes about extinction, extraction, and environmental justice.

Doctors speaking during congressional pandemic committee meeting

Amid Partisan Politicking, Revelations on a Covid Origins Article Amid Partisan Politicking, Revelations on a Covid Origins Article

Given the ongoing uncertainty over the origins of the pandemic, little was expected from Tuesday's hearing. But thanks to a new release of public records, we now know more about wh...

Jul 12, 2023 / Jimmy Tobias

Former “Science and Health” editor Nicholas Wade, Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Paul G. Auwaerter, and former US Center for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield swear before House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic about Investigating the Origins of Covid 19.

Exclusive: A House Subcommittee Releases Key Documents on the Pandemic Origin Paper Exclusive: A House Subcommittee Releases Key Documents on the Pandemic Origin Paper

The documents, released to The Nation, formed the basis of a memo made public before the subcommittee’s first hearing on the origin of Covid-19.

Apr 10, 2023 / Jimmy Tobias

Unredacted NIH E-mails Show Efforts to Rule Out a Lab Origin of Covid

Unredacted NIH E-mails Show Efforts to Rule Out a Lab Origin of Covid Unredacted NIH E-mails Show Efforts to Rule Out a Lab Origin of Covid

In early 2020, top scientists told Anthony Fauci they were concerned that SARS-CoV-2 appeared potentially "engineered." Here’s a look at what happened next.

Jan 19, 2023 / Feature / Jimmy Tobias

How Lyme Disease Became Unstoppable

How Lyme Disease Became Unstoppable How Lyme Disease Became Unstoppable

There was nothing inevitable about the Lyme epidemic. Then humans disrupted the environment and fueled an era of tick-borne diseases.

Jul 25, 2022 / Feature / Jimmy Tobias

The Collapse of Wild Red Wolves Is a Warning That Should Worry Us All

The Collapse of Wild Red Wolves Is a Warning That Should Worry Us All The Collapse of Wild Red Wolves Is a Warning That Should Worry Us All

If the government is already struggling to protect iconic creatures like wolves from extinction in the wild, how will it handle the daunting future?

Aug 2, 2021 / Feature / Jimmy Tobias

What if Scientists Already Know How to Prevent the Next Pandemic?

What if Scientists Already Know How to Prevent the Next Pandemic? What if Scientists Already Know How to Prevent the Next Pandemic?

One Health is a pan-species approach that could ward off the next big outbreak. But first, it has to overcome the anti-science ethos of the Trump era.

Dec 14, 2020 / Feature / Jimmy Tobias

The Extinction Crisis Devastating San Francisco Bay

The Extinction Crisis Devastating San Francisco Bay The Extinction Crisis Devastating San Francisco Bay

The San Francisco Bay’s rich ecosystem is collapsing—and the region’s liberal leaders bear part of the blame.

Apr 21, 2020 / Feature / Jimmy Tobias

The Road to the Green New Deal Lies Through This Overlooked Agency

The Road to the Green New Deal Lies Through This Overlooked Agency The Road to the Green New Deal Lies Through This Overlooked Agency

The Department of Interior will shape the fate of this country’s climate resilience—but first it will have to be rebuilt after being ransacked by Trump cronies.

Jan 27, 2020 / Jimmy Tobias

Chesa Boudin

The San Francisco Establishment Is Desperate to Stop Chesa Boudin The San Francisco Establishment Is Desperate to Stop Chesa Boudin

Boudin’s insurgent campaign has enough momentum to send him to victory in the DA’s race. The mayor and police are determined not to let that happen.

Nov 4, 2019 / Jimmy Tobias

Chesa Boudin

This Son of the Left Could Become San Francisco’s Next District Attorney This Son of the Left Could Become San Francisco’s Next District Attorney

Chesa Boudin is the child of political radicals who were imprisoned when he was young. Now he’s running to transform his city’s criminal justice system—from the inside.

Oct 3, 2019 / Jimmy Tobias

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