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The Pandemic Has Had Environmental Upsides, but Will They Be Short-Lived?

There's good news and bad news for the planet this Earth Day
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How to Get Through a Heat Wave During Quarantine

L.A. is expecting "very warm conditions" this week. What can you do when all the normal ways to cool off are closed?
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As Many Stay Home, L.A.’s Air Quality Is Better Than It’s Been in Decades

Even when city life resumes post-pandemic, one expert hopes telecommuting is here to stay
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Jane Fonda and Norman Lear Join Activists in Occupying Oil Company Offices in DTLA

The action follows the first Fire Drill Friday rally in L.A.
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These Australia Fire Benefits Make it Easy to Support Relief Efforts

Support the continued work to combat devastating wildfires with these events and fundraisers

With No Cleanup Plan in Place, Santa Susana Field Lab Still Stokes Contamination Fears

The Woolsey Fire started near the site of a 1959 reactor meltdown that released more radiation than the three mile island incident. Now Malibu residents worry their homes were tainted by radioactive fallout from the blaze

New Attacks Ads Are the Latest Salvo in a Battle Between a Local Union and the Mayor

The union that reps most DWP workers is going after Eric Garcetti's plan to close a trio of power plants

As Wild-Caught Species Vanish, Are Lab-Grown Fish the Future?

Overharvesting and climate change are imperiling several species popular on dinner plates—but big-money biotech startups are floating a solution
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Stunning Images Show the Easy Fire Creep Perilously Close to the Reagan Library

Firefighters (and goats) have kept the flames at bay
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The Faults Involved in July’s Earthquakes May Be Capable of a Bigger One

The Garlock Fault in the Mojave desert was quiet for 500 years–but it's not looking so quiet any more