Environment

The first glimpse of the water driving down Highway 86 is breathtaking. From some angles, you can’t even see the other side of California’s biggest lake.

from Greater LA

California fully reopens next week, so you may be thinking about hitting the roads this summer.

from KCRW Features

Just one Bitcoin transaction uses as much power as an average American household consumes in an entire month. That’s according to the website Digiconomist.

How cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin can harm the environment

Just one Bitcoin transaction uses as much power as an average American household consumes in an entire month. That’s according to the website Digiconomist.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

National Geographic announced there is a fifth ocean around Antarctica. It's called the Southern Ocean. The designation has big implications for our understanding of climate change.

The Southern Ocean: National Geographic announces new ocean near Antarctica

National Geographic announced there is a fifth ocean around Antarctica. It's called the Southern Ocean. The designation has big implications for our understanding of climate change.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Texas beekeeper Erika Thompson posted a video of her removing a swarm of bees from an umbrella and moving them into a box — all with her bare hands. No protective gear whatsoever.

LA urban beekeepers are up in arms about protective gear after online beef

Texas beekeeper Erika Thompson posted a video of her removing a swarm of bees from an umbrella and moving them into a box — all with her bare hands. No protective gear whatsoever.

from Greater LA

Ticks have been showing up on beaches in Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey.

Lyme disease-carrying ticks are popping up at some California beaches. How to stay safe

Ticks have been showing up on beaches in Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While researching pollution from the meat industry, environmental lawyer Nicolette Hahn Niman met with ranchers who practiced responsible stewardship of raising healthy animals, as…

Advocating for sustainable meat production

While researching pollution from the meat industry, environmental lawyer Nicolette Hahn Niman met with ranchers who practiced responsible stewardship of raising healthy animals, as…

from Good Food

“In one teaspoon of soil, you can have millions of microbes present.

Make your SoCal home garden bloom this summer: Tips from Inglewood-based educator

“In one teaspoon of soil, you can have millions of microbes present.

from Greater LA

The country’s national parks are often dubbed “America’s best idea.” California has nine — more than any other state.

Native Americans lived on the lands that became national parks. How about returning the parks to them?

The country’s national parks are often dubbed “America’s best idea.” California has nine — more than any other state.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This year is expected to be one of the driest years ever recorded in the West and California.

California expected to face the worst drought ever this year. What that means for crops and wildfires

This year is expected to be one of the driest years ever recorded in the West and California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Peter Wohlleben is a renowned German forester and author of “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate.”

Do trees have a social network?

Peter Wohlleben is a renowned German forester and author of “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate.”

from Life Examined

A brisk walk in nature is known to be beneficial for our health.

How trees can help lower blood pressure and ease depression

A brisk walk in nature is known to be beneficial for our health.

from Life Examined

On Wednesday, lawmakers unveiled a bill that would expand health care and disability benefits to veterans exposed to toxic chemicals.

Burn pits at military bases are making veterans sick. Now Congress has a plan

On Wednesday, lawmakers unveiled a bill that would expand health care and disability benefits to veterans exposed to toxic chemicals.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

All of California is officially facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . And much of the state is in extreme or severe drought after the dry winter.

Joe Mathews on the fight over groundwater rights in the California desert

All of California is officially facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor . And much of the state is in extreme or severe drought after the dry winter.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

With rising heat, deadly drought, and erratic storms, the desert tortoise needs your help.

In Our Backyard No. 6 (bonus): Warning! This is your Tortoise Service Announcement

With rising heat, deadly drought, and erratic storms, the desert tortoise needs your help.

from To the Point

California deserts are unique in the world, but heat and drought threaten plants and animals with extinction.

In Our Backyard No. 6: Life in the desert demands resilience, especially when lightning strikes

California deserts are unique in the world, but heat and drought threaten plants and animals with extinction.

from To the Point

Tashanda Giles-Jones is an environmental educator in Inglewood, and her mission is to empower gardeners of all levels. What questions do you have for her about your SoCal garden?

The garden doctor is in. What questions do you have about your plants?

Tashanda Giles-Jones is an environmental educator in Inglewood, and her mission is to empower gardeners of all levels. What questions do you have for her about your SoCal garden?

from Greater LA

Forest bathing and forest therapy are ways of immersing our senses in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and health and wellness benefits.

Calm your senses with forest therapy as quarantine ends

Forest bathing and forest therapy are ways of immersing our senses in the atmosphere of the forest for relaxation and health and wellness benefits.

from Greater LA

Rising seas got you confused? Severine Fournier from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab explains the basics of our warming ocean as a result of climate change.

In Our Backyard No. 5 (bonus): Melting icebergs are the least of your worries when it comes to rising seas. Satellites prove it

Rising seas got you confused? Severine Fournier from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab explains the basics of our warming ocean as a result of climate change.

from To the Point

Scientists say that all 800 miles of California beaches may disappear in the next 80 years because of sea level rise caused by climate change.

In Our Backyard No. 5: Sea level rise means life on California’s beaches is ending up on the rocks

Scientists say that all 800 miles of California beaches may disappear in the next 80 years because of sea level rise caused by climate change.

from To the Point