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L.A. Has a ‘Canopy Equity’ Problem. A New Program Is Setting Out to Fix It

L.A.’s uneven distribution of trees has been a ”chronic issue,” but an army of locals are becoming Tree Ambassadors to help the city's most sun-scorched neighborhoods

This Is What Sea Level Rise Could Do to Santa Monica Pier

A new report by Climate Central shows what will happen to coastal areas if carbon emissions aren't curbed
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A Federal Lawsuit Has Been Filed in the O.C. Oil Spill

Records show that the outfit in charge of the ruptured oil line has a history of violating safety and ecological regulations
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Authorities Close Miles of Orange County Beaches as a Giant Oil Spill Washes Ashore

Huntington Beach officials say the incident has already caused “significant ecological impacts” to beaches and wetlands
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L.A.’s Brief Brush with Fall-Like Weather Is Coming to an End

Heat, winds, and low humidity are on the horizon for the rest of the week and weekend
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Why Everything We Know About Wildfires May Be Wrong

Governor Gavin Newsom recently launched a $2.6 billion plan to tame California’s wildfire epidemic, but experts warn that aspects of the policy are out of step with the shifting science of fire management and climate change
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Is That Wildfire Smoke We’re Seeing in L.A. Today?

Authorities say that today's ominous sky is actually the result of smoke that's blowing in from other parts of the state
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The Water Situation Is Bad, and Californians Are Barely Cutting Their Consumption

Amid a historic drought and an appeal to use 15 percent less water, SoCal only cut its consumption by .1 percent year over year in July
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A New Podcast Explores How Fire Shaped the West—and How We Can Live with It Moving Forward

Historian and host Bill Deverell says he hopes the new series encourages people "to become more attentive students of fire”
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Local Fashion Students Are Making Major Strides Toward Sustainability

As fashion houses like Hermès and Stella McCartney experiment with biomaterials, a local costume designer is giving students a jump on the future