Climate change

Citing climate and health concerns, city leaders in California are slowly taking action to limit the use of gas in both homes and businesses.

from Good Food

Water agencies across SoCal are investing in cloud seeding programs to squeeze more moisture out of their winter storms. But playing rain god has risks and limitations.

from Greater LA

President Biden’s $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan includes major climate change reforms, but it’s lacking support, including from Sen. Joe Manchin.

If Build Back Better dies, what happens to climate legislation?

President Biden’s $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan includes major climate change reforms, but it’s lacking support, including from Sen. Joe Manchin.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Industrial ecology professor Roland Geyer shares ways to reduce consumption while keeping the holiday magical.

What to give, when the planet is in peril?

Industrial ecology professor Roland Geyer shares ways to reduce consumption while keeping the holiday magical.

from Life Examined

Competing fears about nuclear risks, climate change and power supplies are framing the discussion over the future of Diablo Canyon, says Joe Mathews.

Devilish debate emerges over Diablo Canyon’s future

Competing fears about nuclear risks, climate change and power supplies are framing the discussion over the future of Diablo Canyon, says Joe Mathews.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The so-called king tide shows what high tides will look like as sea level continues to rise.

California’s king tides offer a peek at a warmer planet

The so-called king tide shows what high tides will look like as sea level continues to rise.

from Greater LA

Southern California experienced one of its biggest storms of the season today. But it’s not enough to alleviate the severe drought facing the state.

To alleviate drought, CA needs up to 10 more storms like today

Southern California experienced one of its biggest storms of the season today. But it’s not enough to alleviate the severe drought facing the state.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A research scientist and professional skier react to a new report projecting snowless winter seasons in the Western U.S. in the not-so-distant future.

The West faces a no-snow future. New report sparks flurry of action

A research scientist and professional skier react to a new report projecting snowless winter seasons in the Western U.S. in the not-so-distant future.

from Greater LA

Around 150 million people around the world could be forced to move because of climate change within the next few decades, according to the World Bank.

Climate change is shifting who’s in your neighborhood. What does it mean for CA’s future?

Around 150 million people around the world could be forced to move because of climate change within the next few decades, according to the World Bank.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year is often called the “most wonderful time of the year,” and it’s also the most wasteful.

In a landfill or someone’s belly? California steps up food rescue programs

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year is often called the “most wonderful time of the year,” and it’s also the most wasteful.

from Greater LA

The LA Auto Show is back in action after being canceled last year due to COVID, and the spotlight has shifted from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).

520 miles on a charge, ‘loft on wheels,’ supercomputers: LA Auto Show debuts new EVs

The LA Auto Show is back in action after being canceled last year due to COVID, and the spotlight has shifted from internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs).

from Greater LA

The U.N. climate change summit wraps up this week in Glasgow, Scotland.

What the rest of the world can learn from California about cutting methane emissions

The U.N. climate change summit wraps up this week in Glasgow, Scotland.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As the UN climate conference is taking place, UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Professor Alex Hall tells KCRW, “There are so many great opportunities around sustainability and…

To fight climate change, focus on 1 action and share it with others

As the UN climate conference is taking place, UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Professor Alex Hall tells KCRW, “There are so many great opportunities around sustainability and…

from KCRW Features

KCRW listeners share what actions they’re taking to make the earth a greener and cleaner place.

How Angelenos are channeling their climate change anxiety into sustainable living

KCRW listeners share what actions they’re taking to make the earth a greener and cleaner place.

from Greater LA

Santa Clarita is “one of the areas that is going to see the greatest increases in extreme heat, where the average high temperatures will increase by up to 60 degrees by mid-century,”…

Santa Clarita, East LA, communities of color will be among those hit hardest by climate change, says new county report

Santa Clarita is “one of the areas that is going to see the greatest increases in extreme heat, where the average high temperatures will increase by up to 60 degrees by mid-century,”…

from Greater LA

New urban oil wells would be prohibited under new regulations proposed by the Newsom administration.

LA’s oil wells can harm human health, not many residents know about them. Will new state law make a difference?

New urban oil wells would be prohibited under new regulations proposed by the Newsom administration.

from Greater LA

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is in Glasgow for the U.N.

LA is among 1,000 global cities committed to carbon neutrality. Mayor Garcetti explains how we’ll get there

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is in Glasgow for the U.N.

from Greater LA

When his Malibu neighbors pack up and evacuate an approaching wildfire, Kirby Kotler stays. Even if it means dousing flames with his own firehose.

Fire hydrants and flat roofs: How to build a (nearly) fireproof home

When his Malibu neighbors pack up and evacuate an approaching wildfire, Kirby Kotler stays. Even if it means dousing flames with his own firehose.

from Greater LA

KCRW looks at how human industrial activities produce methane, and how we can change behaviors to reduce those emissions.

Methane: Its big impact on climate change, how humans create it and can reduce it

KCRW looks at how human industrial activities produce methane, and how we can change behaviors to reduce those emissions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) has launched in Glasgow, Scotland. California Governor Gavin Newsom will not be there in person.

‘Cool City’ winner: Irvine receives $1 million to reach carbon neutrality by 2030

The United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) has launched in Glasgow, Scotland. California Governor Gavin Newsom will not be there in person.

from Greater LA