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A Decade Ago, a Local Artist Predicted That Malibu Would Be Ravaged by a Wildfire

Anna Mayer's hidden sculptures were baked by the Woolsey fire
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Joshua Tree Truthers Say Felled Tree is Fake News

Off-roaders are fighting back against "OHV sentiment"
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Why Is L.A.’s Air Quality So Bad in the Winter?

People, we have a particle problem
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Experts Are Assessing the Damage Done to Joshua Tree During the Shutdown—and It’s Grim

The delicate environment was no match for out-of-control visitors
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In the Wake of the Wildfires, Mountain Lions Have Found Themselves in a Transformed World

Recent blazes have decimated the Santa Monica Mountains—and the habitat of L.A.’s big cats
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Are We Safer Than When the Northridge Earthquake Shook L.A. 25 Years Ago?

An earthquake expert gives us the lay of the (shaky) land
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Can a New App Save Lives When the Big One Hits?

It may only give a few seconds’ notice–but we'll take that over the alternative
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Rain Is in the Forecast for L.A.–and It Could Bring Dangerous Conditions

Recent burn areas will be particularly vulnerable
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Three Years After the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, People Are Still Reckoning with the Effects

Residents of the north San Fernando Valley continue to fight to see the SoCalGas facility shut down