Environment

The pandemic creates an opportunity to learn new habits, like telecommuting and finding forms of entertainment that require fewer resources.

from Greater LA

Painted lady butterflies are now flying from Mexico across Los Angeles, heading to the northern states and Canada.

from Greater LA

We look at the health benefits of being outside (while maintaining social distance, of course). Plus, there are some cool places to check out that maybe you haven't thought of.

How to enjoy LA nature during 'Safer at Home' order

We look at the health benefits of being outside (while maintaining social distance, of course). Plus, there are some cool places to check out that maybe you haven't thought of.

from Greater LA

At the new exhibit “  Current in the Shadows  ,” long gold and yellow strands of seaweed hang from the walls and ceiling of Ventura College’s New Media Gallery.

Ojai artist weaves seaweed for new exhibit in Ventura

At the new exhibit “ Current in the Shadows ,” long gold and yellow strands of seaweed hang from the walls and ceiling of Ventura College’s New Media Gallery.

from KCRW Features

Alligator mating season is about to hit Southern California. A ton of them are already in the area. They’re actually just a few inches long, and weigh about an ounce.

The strange mating season of alligator lizards in Southern California

Alligator mating season is about to hit Southern California. A ton of them are already in the area. They’re actually just a few inches long, and weigh about an ounce.

from Greater LA

Big oil wells are scattered throughout Southern California.

The environmental and health impacts of deserted oil wells sitting in Southern California

Big oil wells are scattered throughout Southern California.

from Greater LA

Global warming is changing California in profound ways, says New York Times Magazine’s climate columnist David Wallace Wells

California wildfires wipe out the state’s green energy gains

Global warming is changing California in profound ways, says New York Times Magazine’s climate columnist David Wallace Wells

from KCRW Features

Seven years ago, scientists unveiled the first laboratory-created hamburger.

Creating meat in the lab in the face of climate change and population growth

Seven years ago, scientists unveiled the first laboratory-created hamburger.

from Good Food

"We're not talking about pieces of mom in the compost. ...

Compost your dead body? New California bill would allow it

"We're not talking about pieces of mom in the compost. ...

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Pink Princess Philodendron features heart-shaped leaves with streaks of pink. Plant enthusiasts are paying hundreds of dollars for it.

High demand for Pink Princess Philodendron leads to scams

The Pink Princess Philodendron features heart-shaped leaves with streaks of pink. Plant enthusiasts are paying hundreds of dollars for it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The tech sector has long been criticized for not being environmentally friendly. Microsoft says it’s trying to change that. The company has decided to go    carbon negative by 2030   .

Microsoft wants to go carbon negative. What does that mean?

The tech sector has long been criticized for not being environmentally friendly. Microsoft says it’s trying to change that. The company has decided to go carbon negative by 2030 .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Monarch butterflies are among the best known types of butterflies in North America. But the population has suffered recently, especially in California.

Troubled lives of monarch butterflies … just got worse

Monarch butterflies are among the best known types of butterflies in North America. But the population has suffered recently, especially in California.

from Greater LA

The U.S. is in the middle of an oil and gas boom, especially as the Trump administration continues to cut regulations. As the industry grows, so does the waste it produces every day.

Fracking endangers health of truckers who haul radioactive waste

The U.S. is in the middle of an oil and gas boom, especially as the Trump administration continues to cut regulations. As the industry grows, so does the waste it produces every day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti    unveiled his latest effort    to fight climate change. The plan doubles down on LA’s Green New Deal, which he launched in 2019.

Mayor Garcetti’s climate change plan focuses on transit

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his latest effort to fight climate change. The plan doubles down on LA’s Green New Deal, which he launched in 2019.

from Greater LA

Every Wednesday, diverse activists congregate outside the Farmer John’s slaughterhouse in Vernon to pay respect to pigs before their final moments.

Activists hold a ‘pig vigil’ outside LA slaughterhouse

Every Wednesday, diverse activists congregate outside the Farmer John’s slaughterhouse in Vernon to pay respect to pigs before their final moments.

from Greater LA

The Environmental Protection Agency is stripping protections for streams, wetlands, and groundwater nationwide.

Trump rolls back Obama-era water protections. How will that affect California?

The Environmental Protection Agency is stripping protections for streams, wetlands, and groundwater nationwide.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

Threatened super bloom site is at heart of new film

The Carrizo Plain National Monument boasts extensive spring wildfire blooms, and it’s home to one of the highest concentrations of endangered species in California.

from KCRW Features

“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

The dangers and delicacy of Santa Barbara sea urchins

“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

from KCRW Features

The nonprofit Compost LA maintains community gardens where residents can drop off food scraps, but many are at capacity, and cities have different rules on what’s allowed to go into…

Composting in LA isn’t as easy as it sounds

The nonprofit Compost LA maintains community gardens where residents can drop off food scraps, but many are at capacity, and cities have different rules on what’s allowed to go into…

from Greater LA

2019 was a bad year for recycling in California. Hundreds of recycling centers closed. That’s where you go to redeem bottles and cans for five or 10 cents each.

To improve recycling, state legislature wants beverage companies to take back their own containers

2019 was a bad year for recycling in California. Hundreds of recycling centers closed. That’s where you go to redeem bottles and cans for five or 10 cents each.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand