Environment

California is in the middle of a severe wind warning right now — 65 to 90 mph gusts are being recorded. That’s in hurricane territory.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Evan Kleiman thinks that gardening feels a lot like cooking. You mix soil with compost or fertilizer and put it in pots, then add the main ingredient, the plant.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gary Potter wasn’t paying much attention when he walked outside of his Monrovia home one night last September. And then he looked up.

UC Davis vets treat wildlife hurt by fires, including a big cat from LA’s Bobcat Fire

Gary Potter wasn’t paying much attention when he walked outside of his Monrovia home one night last September. And then he looked up.

from Greater LA

The average American throws away nearly five pounds of trash daily.

Wasted: A new KCRW series

The average American throws away nearly five pounds of trash daily.

from Greater LA

Charlie Hodges makes toy houses out of paperboard and eco-friendly inks.

How one LA toymaker is tackling the country’s plastic waste problem

Charlie Hodges makes toy houses out of paperboard and eco-friendly inks.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles, home to 10 million people, is the riskiest county for natural disasters in America, according to FEMA. Scientists have warned that “the big one” is coming.

LA is a COVID capital and now the most dangerous county to live in the US, says FEMA

Los Angeles, home to 10 million people, is the riskiest county for natural disasters in America, according to FEMA. Scientists have warned that “the big one” is coming.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal was awarded the prestigious World Food Prize. It’s considered to be equivalent to a Nobel Peace Prize in agriculture. Over his career, Dr.

Soil scientist wins the agricultural equivalent of Nobel Peace Prize

Soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal was awarded the prestigious World Food Prize. It’s considered to be equivalent to a Nobel Peace Prize in agriculture. Over his career, Dr.

from Good Food

Trees have been on the earth for 390 million years, according to woodland biologist Artur Cisar-Erlach.

Trees, wood, flavor: the obsession of a woodland biologist

Trees have been on the earth for 390 million years, according to woodland biologist Artur Cisar-Erlach.

from Good Food

The holly, with its prickly green leaves and bright red berries, is often used as decoration this time of year.

Toyon: California’s indigenous plant is festive, beautiful and edible

The holly, with its prickly green leaves and bright red berries, is often used as decoration this time of year.

from Greater LA

Animals can get COVID-19 too. For some reason, minks are susceptible.

Certain animals are getting COVID. Minks are particularly susceptible

Animals can get COVID-19 too. For some reason, minks are susceptible.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Tackling climate is a massive priority for President-elect Joe Biden, so there’s a lot of attention on who he’ll pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

Why California’s lead environmental official, Mary Nichols, will likely not run the EPA

Tackling climate is a massive priority for President-elect Joe Biden, so there’s a lot of attention on who he’ll pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On a recent warm day, Irvine Ranch Conservancy CEO Michael O’Connell walked along Agua Chinon Canyon, in the hills east of Irvine, surveying the damage from October’s Silverado Fire.

OC Silverado Fire: A test of whether native plant restoration methods work

On a recent warm day, Irvine Ranch Conservancy CEO Michael O’Connell walked along Agua Chinon Canyon, in the hills east of Irvine, surveying the damage from October’s Silverado Fire.

from Greater LA

Wastewater-based epidemiology is an approach to providing real-time information on our exposure to certain diseases using pooled waste water extraction (aka “sewage”).

The advantages of wastewater epidemiology

Wastewater-based epidemiology is an approach to providing real-time information on our exposure to certain diseases using pooled waste water extraction (aka “sewage”).

from Second Opinion

As of today, a futures market for California’s water can be bought and sold on the stock market. Water now joins other commodities like gold, oil, and corn.

Trading California's future water availability on Wall Street

As of today, a futures market for California’s water can be bought and sold on the stock market. Water now joins other commodities like gold, oil, and corn.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Rep. Adam Schiff has a bill that would more than double the size of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and preserve its wildlife habitats.

Congressman Adam Schiff on expanding Santa Monica Mountains and being ‘very close’ to more COVID relief

Rep. Adam Schiff has a bill that would more than double the size of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and preserve its wildlife habitats.

from Greater LA

Kelly Browne never knew she grew up near the second-largest gas storage facility in the country. But after it suffered a blowout, she began seeing its effects everywhere.

Years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, residents say they face chronic health issues and want the facility closed

Kelly Browne never knew she grew up near the second-largest gas storage facility in the country. But after it suffered a blowout, she began seeing its effects everywhere.

from Greater LA

Fires are raging in Orange County today, already scorching more than 3500 acres.

Wildfire smoke is poisoning the Central Valley air. Some kids are paying a high price

Fires are raging in Orange County today, already scorching more than 3500 acres.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Harvard law professor Jody Freeman and Princeton international affairs professor Michael Oppenheimer about Biden’s climate plans and what it means to…

What’s next for Biden, climate change and Trump’s big lie?

KCRW’s Warren Olney talks with Harvard law professor Jody Freeman and Princeton international affairs professor Michael Oppenheimer about Biden’s climate plans and what it means to…

from To the Point

Big Santa Anita Canyon was an idyllic getaway for thousands of Southern California locals.

‘It’s like a family member dying.’ Taking stock of loss in historic cabin community after Bobcat Fire

Big Santa Anita Canyon was an idyllic getaway for thousands of Southern California locals.

from Greater LA

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

Ratpocalypse: COVID pandemic is causing a rat infestation

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rats seem to be more prominent in every major city.

from Greater LA