Environment

Some bats have white noses, and that's a sign of a disease that’s killed millions of bats across North America. Now it's arrived in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It would cost $416 billion to build enough seawalls to protect American cities against rising sea levels. That's according to a new report by the Center for Climate Integrity.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA residents who signed up for a    ShakeAlertLA    notification on their smartphone did not get a warning about last week’s earthquakes, sparking harsh condemnation. What happened?

The earth moved in LA last week. Why didn’t you get an alert?

LA residents who signed up for a ShakeAlertLA notification on their smartphone did not get a warning about last week’s earthquakes, sparking harsh condemnation. What happened?

from Greater LA

Seismologist Lucy Jones hikes through a dirt trail into a canyon, past a riverbed, and through some brush in Altadena.

You may survive the Big One, but LA’s water supply may not

Seismologist Lucy Jones hikes through a dirt trail into a canyon, past a riverbed, and through some brush in Altadena.

from Greater LA

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What to do during an earthquake if you're not at home

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from News Stories

A couple of big earthquakes interrupted the Independence Day weekend. The epicenter of the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude quakes was in Ridgecrest, about 100 miles from the San Andreas fault.

Do the recent quakes tell us anything about the big one?

A couple of big earthquakes interrupted the Independence Day weekend. The epicenter of the 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude quakes was in Ridgecrest, about 100 miles from the San Andreas fault.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite the hardening of California’s electrical infrastructure, wildfires will continue to burn. When they do, the smoke often blankets an entire region.

LA’s worsening air quality

Despite the hardening of California’s electrical infrastructure, wildfires will continue to burn. When they do, the smoke often blankets an entire region.

from Greater LA

On a rural road in the town of Acton, about an hour north of Los Angeles on the edge of the High Desert, utility crews are unspooling a long line of new electrical wire.   
  The…

California’s big utilities vow to spend billions on wildfire mitigation

On a rural road in the town of Acton, about an hour north of Los Angeles on the edge of the High Desert, utility crews are unspooling a long line of new electrical wire.  The…

from Greater LA

The Trump administration plans to open up parts of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to more mining and grazing. It's become a flashpoint in the grab for public lands.

When everybody wants a piece of 'God's Country'

The Trump administration plans to open up parts of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to more mining and grazing. It's become a flashpoint in the grab for public lands.

from NPR

President Trump is finally fulfilling his campaign pledge to undo the Obama Clean Power Plan.

How Trump is reversing Obama's climate change actions

President Trump is finally fulfilling his campaign pledge to undo the Obama Clean Power Plan.

from To the Point

Ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert and her husband, Pat, had no real training when they set off to travel 4000 miles by rowboat, foot, skis, and rafts across some of the most remote and…

A couple’s 4000-mile journey across the Arctic by foot and canoe

Ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert and her husband, Pat, had no real training when they set off to travel 4000 miles by rowboat, foot, skis, and rafts across some of the most remote and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

A journey inside the weather forecasting machine

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

from Design and Architecture

In California, generations of victims have adapted, rebuilt and expanded development into fire-prone areas. But last year’s blazes set new records for massive destruction.

Are Californians prepared for more fires?

In California, generations of victims have adapted, rebuilt and expanded development into fire-prone areas. But last year’s blazes set new records for massive destruction.

from To the Point

Emaciated grey whales continue to wash up on California beaches at alarming rates.

California sees a spike in gray whale deaths

Emaciated grey whales continue to wash up on California beaches at alarming rates.

from The 805

O ur critics review "Child's Play," the eighth movie about the murdering doll, but this time Chucky is a defective robot/app; "Anna," about a former model-turned-assassin; "Toni…

With Forky in 'Toy Story 4,' is there a recycling message?

O ur critics review "Child's Play," the eighth movie about the murdering doll, but this time Chucky is a defective robot/app; "Anna," about a former model-turned-assassin; "Toni…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

At least 81 gray whales have washed up this year along the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

More than 80 whales starved, washed up on Pacific Coast this year

At least 81 gray whales have washed up this year along the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Journalist Will Evans exposed Tesla’s flagrant labor violations, but all the company’s founder did was shrug him off and cry "fake news."

Elon Musk Is Gaslighting America

Journalist Will Evans exposed Tesla’s flagrant labor violations, but all the company’s founder did was shrug him off and cry "fake news."

from Scheer Intelligence

Kennedy Meadows, in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, not too far from towering Mt. Whitney is busy.

Summer begins, but there's still snow on the Pacific Crest Trail

Kennedy Meadows, in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, not too far from towering Mt. Whitney is busy.

from Greater LA

The topic of reparations has gained traction on the campaign trail, with several Democratic presidential candidates supporting the idea, including former Texas Congressman Beto…

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on reparations, climate change, and regulating tech giants

The topic of reparations has gained traction on the campaign trail, with several Democratic presidential candidates supporting the idea, including former Texas Congressman Beto…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Summer arrives this week, and the beach is calling. Many of us will be swimming, surfing, and relaxing on the sand.

The best tide pools in Southern California

Summer arrives this week, and the beach is calling. Many of us will be swimming, surfing, and relaxing on the sand.

from Greater LA