Climate change

David Wallace-Wells says, despite the failures of COP-27, he’s less pessimistic about climate change than he was five years ago.

from To the Point

Traits and attributes that animals find appealing may not make sense in a warming world, such as a lion’s dark and bushy mane or a peacock’s picturesque plumage.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.

This climate solution saves water and creates solar energy

California needs to save more water and create more renewable energy. A new solar panel project on exposed water canals will bring a lot of both.

from Greater LA

Environmentalist and author Paul Greenberg recalls fishing with his father, but says the time has come to eliminate the “trophy catch.”

Remembering his father, Paul Greenberg weighs in on recreational fishing

Environmentalist and author Paul Greenberg recalls fishing with his father, but says the time has come to eliminate the “trophy catch.”

from Good Food

The birth rate is the lowest it’s been in U.S. history. Meanwhile, climate change is a growing reason why Gen Zers and millennials are not having kids.

Want kids but afraid of climate change? So are these people

The birth rate is the lowest it’s been in U.S. history. Meanwhile, climate change is a growing reason why Gen Zers and millennials are not having kids.

from Greater LA

Experts say the best way to teach kids about the climate crisis without scaring them is to talk about it more, discourage doomscrolling, and find hope to share.

How to teach climate change without scaring kids

Experts say the best way to teach kids about the climate crisis without scaring them is to talk about it more, discourage doomscrolling, and find hope to share.

from Greater LA

Many LA County residents could be inundated by at least a foot of flood water — should a once-in-a-100-year storm hit the area, according to UCI researchers.

Most vulnerable to flooding: Long Beach north to Bell Gardens

Many LA County residents could be inundated by at least a foot of flood water — should a once-in-a-100-year storm hit the area, according to UCI researchers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Marine ecologist Carl Safina on wolves, whales, and the wonders of the natural world.

Carl Safina: Wolves, whales and the wonders of nature

Marine ecologist Carl Safina on wolves, whales, and the wonders of the natural world.

from Life Examined

A decade ago, about 200,000 Californians lived in areas where they were exposed to extreme smoke. By 2020, 4.5 million did.

In California, unhealthy pollution from wildfire smoke has become dangerously common

A decade ago, about 200,000 Californians lived in areas where they were exposed to extreme smoke. By 2020, 4.5 million did.

from News Stories

The California Fish and Game Commission once again delayed the vote on whether to list the western Joshua tree as endangered. Its fate won’t be decided until next year.

Joshua trees’ quest to gain protection just got longer

The California Fish and Game Commission once again delayed the vote on whether to list the western Joshua tree as endangered. Its fate won’t be decided until next year.

from Greater LA

The pebble plains ecosystem, found only in the San Bernardino Mountains, survived six ice ages and human development. Now it’s facing its biggest threat.

This million-year-old ecosystem survived 6 ice ages. Now it’s dying

The pebble plains ecosystem, found only in the San Bernardino Mountains, survived six ice ages and human development. Now it’s facing its biggest threat.

from Greater LA

The failed history of America’s biggest utility is the focus of Katherine Blunt’s book, “California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric – And What it Means for America’s…

Can PG&E keep the lights on?

The failed history of America’s biggest utility is the focus of Katherine Blunt’s book, “California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric – And What it Means for America’s…

from To the Point

Mike Cirone brings apples down from See Canyon which baker Emily Eversman shops for at the farmer’s market.

High temperatures literally cooked apples on the tree this season

Mike Cirone brings apples down from See Canyon which baker Emily Eversman shops for at the farmer’s market.

from Good Food

Panelists discuss Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ response to Hurricane Ian, the feminist protests sweeping Iran, and the potential consequences of the upcoming Supreme Court docket.

Will DeSantis’ handling of Hurricane Ian help his potential presidential bid?

Panelists discuss Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ response to Hurricane Ian, the feminist protests sweeping Iran, and the potential consequences of the upcoming Supreme Court docket.

from Left, Right & Center

LA is on average more than 4 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than it was in the 19th century.

Hotter, more humid, but cleaner: How LA’s air has changed

LA is on average more than 4 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than it was in the 19th century.

from Greater LA

Hurricane Ian is the first major storm to hit the Tampa Bay area in about a century. Like many coastal regions, its population has rapidly grown.

Hurricane Ian will bring dangerous, days-long flooding to Florida

Hurricane Ian is the first major storm to hit the Tampa Bay area in about a century. Like many coastal regions, its population has rapidly grown.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

SoCal is facing a third year of La Niña, meaning drier and hotter conditions with no end in sight, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Boldt.

‘Triple dip’ La Niña: Drier, hotter weather in store for SoCal

SoCal is facing a third year of La Niña, meaning drier and hotter conditions with no end in sight, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Eric Boldt.

from Greater LA

The Biden administration has chosen two sections off the California coast to build massive wind turbines, but environmentalists and commercial fishing groups are concerned.

Wind turbines off CA coast? Big engineering feat generates anxiety

The Biden administration has chosen two sections off the California coast to build massive wind turbines, but environmentalists and commercial fishing groups are concerned.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California scientists are looking to beavers to help mitigate fire damage through a new program called the beaver restoration unit. Why are these animals so necessary?

Boosting beaver population could help CA fight climate change

California scientists are looking to beavers to help mitigate fire damage through a new program called the beaver restoration unit. Why are these animals so necessary?

from Greater LA

This month’s heat wave broke temperature records across the American West, and now the top of Mount Shasta is largely brown. It used to have almost year-round snow cap.

With less snow and ice at Mt. Shasta, Californians face more water restrictions

This month’s heat wave broke temperature records across the American West, and now the top of Mount Shasta is largely brown. It used to have almost year-round snow cap.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand