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24,000 Gallon Spill of Untreated Sewage Shuts Down 3 L.A. Beaches

Health officials downgraded the size of the spill after three beaches were shut down on Wednesday; it’s unclear when they will re-open

Trump Era Drilling Nixed in San Luis Obispo, 11 Wells Permanently Closed

An agreement between advocacy groups and the Bureau of Land Management was reached after approval to drill at Carrizo Plain expired
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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
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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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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

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
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In Terms of Wildfires, 2021 Is Already Shaping Up to Be a Worse Year than 2020

If stats from the first seven months of the year are any indication, California is in for a frightening fall
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California Appears to Be Falling Short on Wildfire Prevention

A new report indicates that certain measures were publicly inflated and that the pandemic complicated everything