Environment

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

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

Maybe you want to start a family or expand the one you have. Does climate change have you worried about having children? We want to hear from you.

Is climate change making you think twice about having kids?

Maybe you want to start a family or expand the one you have. Does climate change have you worried about having children? We want to hear from you.

from Greater LA

The Orange County Power Authority is set up to provide greener electricity to hundreds of thousands of residents in the area. But officials want more oversight over the agency.

‘Power play’ by OC electricity agency prompts calls for more transparency

The Orange County Power Authority is set up to provide greener electricity to hundreds of thousands of residents in the area. But officials want more oversight over the agency.

from Greater LA

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

Tomatoes grown in greenhouses use 90% less water than ones grown outdoors. Why isn’t it catching on in drought-stricken California?

Future of tomatoes amid CA drought: Hydroponic farming?

Tomatoes grown in greenhouses use 90% less water than ones grown outdoors. Why isn’t it catching on in drought-stricken California?

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

What are the risks of keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open? And an atheist and Muslim agree on what happens when people find religion through politics.

Diablo Canyon: Can the nuclear plant work safely for 10 more years?

What are the risks of keeping the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant open? And an atheist and Muslim agree on what happens when people find religion through politics.

from To the Point

Due to drought, vital agricultural products — corn, wheat and tomatoes — are seeing the lowest yields in years. What does this mean for California farmers and consumers?

Amid heat and drought, farmers are watching their crops wither

Due to drought, vital agricultural products — corn, wheat and tomatoes — are seeing the lowest yields in years. What does this mean for California farmers and consumers?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

As a heat wave continues in California, policies about air conditioning access are distorted, says a USC professor. And 20% of LA households don’t have AC.

Universal AC access? CA’s power grid likely can’t handle it

As a heat wave continues in California, policies about air conditioning access are distorted, says a USC professor. And 20% of LA households don’t have AC.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A major water utility in Southern California has asked 4 million of its customers to stop watering their yards for two weeks while the company repairs a pipe.

4 million residents asked to stop outdoor watering amid heat wave. Will they?

A major water utility in Southern California has asked 4 million of its customers to stop watering their yards for two weeks while the company repairs a pipe.

from Greater LA

California is loaning ​​PG&E more than $1 billion to keep the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant running. The utility company’s equipment sparked the 2018 Camp Fire.

With more intense heat waves, what new risks could PG&E face?

California is loaning ​​PG&E more than $1 billion to keep the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant running. The utility company’s equipment sparked the 2018 Camp Fire.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Documentary producer-director Lori Miller followed natural winemakers during devastating wildfires who are still working to maintain the ancient beverage’s integrity.

‘Living Wine’: The craft of making wine without chemicals

Documentary producer-director Lori Miller followed natural winemakers during devastating wildfires who are still working to maintain the ancient beverage’s integrity.

from Good Food

A declining fish population in the polluted Gulf Coast spurred clashes between Vietnamese fishermen and KKK members after the Vietnam War.

Anti-Vietnamese racism and pollution spurred violence in Gulf Coast

A declining fish population in the polluted Gulf Coast spurred clashes between Vietnamese fishermen and KKK members after the Vietnam War.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To address drought, some people are proposing a giant pipeline to ferry water from the Mississippi River over the Rockies and through California’s parched deserts.

Can drought-stricken CA get water from Midwest via pipeline?

To address drought, some people are proposing a giant pipeline to ferry water from the Mississippi River over the Rockies and through California’s parched deserts.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Triple-digit temperatures can cause cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke for vulnerable individuals. A research scientist gives tips on protecting yourself and your neighbors.

Extreme heat can be a ‘silent killer.’ How to stay safe indoors and outdoors

Triple-digit temperatures can cause cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke for vulnerable individuals. A research scientist gives tips on protecting yourself and your neighbors.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Soil is something that often gets ignored as we think broadly about health.

The link between soil and health

Soil is something that often gets ignored as we think broadly about health.

from Second Opinion

Climate scientist Alan Robock, one of the authors of a groundbreaking Nature Food paper on the little-discussed impacts of nuclear war, talks to Robert Scheer about his work.

The terrifying research nuclear powers don’t want you to see

Climate scientist Alan Robock, one of the authors of a groundbreaking Nature Food paper on the little-discussed impacts of nuclear war, talks to Robert Scheer about his work.

from Scheer Intelligence

The California Air Resources Board is expected to finalize Gov. Newsom’s order that bans the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. People will still be able to buy a used gas car here.

Will rebates, tax credits, $30K new EVs drive you away from gas guzzlers?

The California Air Resources Board is expected to finalize Gov. Newsom’s order that bans the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. People will still be able to buy a used gas car here.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. Forest Service knows it needs to set prescribed burns on thousands of acres in Big Bear every year. This year, it's only burned 20.

The window to protect Big Bear from wildfire is shrinking

The U.S. Forest Service knows it needs to set prescribed burns on thousands of acres in Big Bear every year. This year, it's only burned 20.

from Greater LA