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The City’s Flawed Earthquake Alert App Is Getting an Overhaul

After ShakeAlertLA failed to alert anyone about the Ridgecrest quakes, the city is making some updates
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Climate Change Could Kill Off Southern California’s Joshua Trees

A new study shows even best-case scenarios aren't great
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These L.A.-Area Communities Have a Higher Fire Risk than Paradise, California

A new report shows that the NorCal city is no anomaly
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Protesters Who Glued Themselves to the Universal Studios Globe Are Stuck with Felony Charges

The climate change activists are part of a global organization which staged large demonstrations on Earth Day
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Automakers Defy Trump and Make a Climate Deal with California

Four top car companies will increase fuel efficiency even as the Trump administration works to ease standards
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Turns Out E-Scooters Aren’t as Eco-Friendly as Everyone Thought

A new study highlights heavy CO2 emissions from charging, manufacturing, and more
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Can the Los Angeles We Know Survive the Death of Its Trees?

L.A.'s 6 million trees keep us healthy—and they are all in jeopardy
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California Is Entering an Era of Endless Wildfires

Fire season is nearly here again—but it isn't really a "season" anymore
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No, L.A. Is Not a Desert

The new book This Is (Not) L.A. takes L.A. cliches and turns them on their heads