Environment

It is possible to create a beautiful and functional home garden during California’s upcoming drought-induced water restrictions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Aric Allen was 21, he lived in a desolate mountain cabin for 10 weeks. There he planned to write a novel, but instead he learned how to be alone.

from UnFictional

The monarch butterfly population has been dwindling over the years, so the Monarch Fellowship has decided to take things into their own hands to save the species in California.

To save monarch butterflies, this LA group is giving away milkweed seeds

The monarch butterfly population has been dwindling over the years, so the Monarch Fellowship has decided to take things into their own hands to save the species in California.

from Greater LA

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year’s City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

Find LA's rare plants and animals through City Nature Challenge

In LA, more than 2500 species were identified by about 1400 observers in this year’s City Nature Challenge. The western fence lizard was the most observed species.

from Greater LA

Plans for a Poseidon Water desalination plant in Huntington Beach were unanimously rejected by the California Coastal Commission. What’s the future for desalination in the state?

After salty debate, plans for OC desalination plant are wiped out

Plans for a Poseidon Water desalination plant in Huntington Beach were unanimously rejected by the California Coastal Commission. What’s the future for desalination in the state?

from Greater LA

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

ChopValue gives single-use utensils a second life

Over a sushi dinner, wood engineer Felix Böck had a eureka moment and dreamed up ChopValue, a company that makes products out of recycled chopsticks.

from Good Food

Veteran award-winning journalists Patrick Cockburn and Robert Scheer, who met in Moscow in 1987 when Mikhail Gorbachev optimistically promised peace, now fear a descent into nuclear…

Will the Ukraine war end without destroying all life on the planet?

Veteran award-winning journalists Patrick Cockburn and Robert Scheer, who met in Moscow in 1987 when Mikhail Gorbachev optimistically promised peace, now fear a descent into nuclear…

from Scheer Intelligence

Measure W is meant to raise money to clean and capture rainwater. LA County residents voted to pass it in 2018. Is it making a difference?

Angelenos have put tax dollars into recycling rainwater. Worthwhile?

Measure W is meant to raise money to clean and capture rainwater. LA County residents voted to pass it in 2018. Is it making a difference?

from Greater LA

One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters. Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought.

1 man won’t stop watering, another says lawn doesn’t belong here

One man waters his yard daily. Another has native plants and hardly ever waters. Southern Californians are taking their own approaches to the drought.

from Greater LA

LA’s youth climate leaders must juggle school work as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and push to secure a liveable future.

Not just an after-school activity: LA teens call for climate action

LA’s youth climate leaders must juggle school work as they lobby for climate legislation, rally a generation, and push to secure a liveable future.

from Greater LA

P-22, the beloved LA mountain lion, has reached the ripe old age of 12, which is the normal life expectancy for a wild cougar. How much longer might he be around?

P-22, the Brad Pitt of cougars, is aging. Will he still find love?

P-22, the beloved LA mountain lion, has reached the ripe old age of 12, which is the normal life expectancy for a wild cougar. How much longer might he be around?

from Greater LA

Californians will face new water restrictions this summer.

Drought worsens Black rural communities’ struggle to find water

Californians will face new water restrictions this summer.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Millions of Californians will face water restrictions this summer due to the state’s worsening drought. What questions do you have about the new rules?

SoCal drought: How will water restrictions change your life?

Millions of Californians will face water restrictions this summer due to the state’s worsening drought. What questions do you have about the new rules?

from Greater LA

Netflix’s new documentary series, “Our Great National Parks,” covers five continents and 10 countries, showing intimate footage of elusive and new species.

‘Our Great National Parks’: Discover stunning landscapes and species with Obama

Netflix’s new documentary series, “Our Great National Parks,” covers five continents and 10 countries, showing intimate footage of elusive and new species.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Forest Service is struggling to hire enough firefighters to handle what’s expected to be a brutal wildfire season.

Firefighters are quitting en masse amid burnout, staff shortages

The U.S. Forest Service is struggling to hire enough firefighters to handle what’s expected to be a brutal wildfire season.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Biden’s agricultural priorities include wildfire protection, conservation, and protection of individual producers against price manipulation from larger food corporations.

Biden boosts allocations for agriculture and food programs in 2023 budget

President Biden’s agricultural priorities include wildfire protection, conservation, and protection of individual producers against price manipulation from larger food corporations.

from Good Food

The GOP will likely retake the U.S. House during the midterm elections. Democrats worry that the next few months will be their last shot at passing climate change legislation.

Biden stares down Memorial Day deadline to pass climate change bill

The GOP will likely retake the U.S. House during the midterm elections. Democrats worry that the next few months will be their last shot at passing climate change legislation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Extreme drought is forcing millions of Southern Californians to cut their water use starting June 1. How could LA’s future mayor tackle climate change locally?

How will LA’s mayoral candidates tackle climate change amid drought?

Extreme drought is forcing millions of Southern Californians to cut their water use starting June 1. How could LA’s future mayor tackle climate change locally?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Liz Marshall directed “Meat the Future,” a documentary that follows a former cardiologist and his team to fast track the process of creating real meat in a lab.

Test-tube meat could be the sustainable and ethical way forward

Liz Marshall directed “Meat the Future,” a documentary that follows a former cardiologist and his team to fast track the process of creating real meat in a lab.

from Good Food

Diving deeper into ancestral farming traditions and regenerative agriculture can help the farming industry practice sustainability and fight climate change.

‘Healing Ground’: How ancestral farming methods will combat climate change

Diving deeper into ancestral farming traditions and regenerative agriculture can help the farming industry practice sustainability and fight climate change.

from Good Food