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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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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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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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
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Wildfire Smoke Could Be to Blame for Some COVID Cases and Deaths in the West

A Harvard study indicates that there's a statistical link between the ravages of climate change and the ravages of the coronavirus
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California Is Considering Legalizing Composting the Dead

A bill introduced by a local legislator could give folks in the Golden State a greener alternative to burial or cremation
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L.A. Zoo Is Launching an Ambitious Plan to Conserve Wildlife—and at a Crucial Moment

Biologist Jake Owens gives us a sneak peek at the zoo's new conservation strategic plan, which tackles environmental justice, the illegal animal trade, and more
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Smoke from the West’s Wildfires Has Made It All the Way to NYC

A red sun gleamed over Central Park this morning as a weather system carried a little bit of the West Coast to the East Coast