Joshua Partlow

Washington DC

National and foreign affairs. Former correspondent focusing on Latin America and the Middle East.

Education: Duke University, BA, 2000; Columbia University, MS in journalism, 2002; Columbia University, MA in international relations, 2003

Joshua Partlow is a reporter on the national desk of The Washington Post. He has previously worked as the bureau chief in Mexico City, Kabul, and Rio de Janeiro. He has also been a correspondent in the Post's Baghdad bureau. Partlow joined The Washington Post in 2003 as an intern on the financial desk and later worked for the Metro section covering the Maryland suburbs. He grew up in Olympia, Washington.
Latest from Joshua Partlow

A ‘carbon bomb’ or desperately needed energy? Alaskan village holds key to Biden’s climate policy.

The Biden administration will soon weigh in on ConocoPhillips’s Willow project on Alaska’s North Slope.

June 26, 2022

Forest Service says it failed to account for climate change in New Mexico blaze

The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire has become the latest flashpoint in the debate over prescribed burns meant to reduce the risk of disastrous wildfires.

June 21, 2022

A factory wants to reopen making ‘green’ aluminum. Now it just needs clean energy.

The struggle to re-open the Alcoa Intalco aluminum smelter shows the difficulties of creating green manufacturing jobs at home

June 7, 2022

Once eager to drill, oil companies exit leases in Arctic refuge

Three big oil companies announced they would drop the exploration leases they won for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after spending years to get access to the sensitive region in northern Alaska.

June 2, 2022

In worsening drought, Southern California water restrictions take effect

Under new rules taking effect Wednesday, outdoor water use for more than 6 million residents in the Los Angeles area will be limited to one day per week amid the record-breaking drought fueled by the warming climate.

June 1, 2022

Former Interior secretary didn’t violate lobbying laws, watchdog finds

In a report, the Interior Department’s internal watchdog said the investigation found no evidence that David Bernhardt violated lobbying laws with a California water client.

May 19, 2022

Facing a new climate reality, Southern California lawns could wither

The persistent drought in the West has forced Southern California officials to take unprecedented water conservation measures affecting 6 million people. The move means that many residents' lawns may wither, as Los Angelenos face up to a new climate reality.

May 9, 2022

Meat grown from fungus? It could save the world’s forests.

A study in Nature suggests that eating meat made from microbes could stave off half the world’s deforestation — but at a certain point, land-saving effect is diminished.

May 4, 2022

Salmon travel deep into the Pacific. As it warms, many ‘don’t come back.’

A research expedition involving American, Canadian and Russian scientists is trying to understand salmon booms and busts in the ‘black box’ of the high seas.

March 29, 2022