Environment

Fritz Coleman has been providing the weather on Channel 4 for nearly four decades.

from Greater LA

Casey Schreiner is out with the new book called “Discovering Griffith Park: A Local’s Guide.” He talks about the park’s history and gives recommendations for the least-crowded trails.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There’s never been a fire season amid a pandemic that’s straining state and local resources. David Shew, retired CALFIRE staff chief, talks about what to expect.

What California’s fire season could look like during this pandemic

There’s never been a fire season amid a pandemic that’s straining state and local resources. David Shew, retired CALFIRE staff chief, talks about what to expect.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The police killing of George Floyd has protesters focusing on another key issue — environmental injustice.

The link between racial and environmental injustice

The police killing of George Floyd has protesters focusing on another key issue — environmental injustice.

from To the Point

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many nature programs have shut down due to statewide budget shortfalls. Some Black and Latinx families lost access to nature.

Why some Black and Latinx families lose access to nature during pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many nature programs have shut down due to statewide budget shortfalls. Some Black and Latinx families lost access to nature.

from Greater LA

To connect with an owl, even in a small way, is a rare gift. Elusive, mysterious and powerful: owls inspire both fear and awe.

Two Owls

To connect with an owl, even in a small way, is a rare gift. Elusive, mysterious and powerful: owls inspire both fear and awe.

from Nocturne

Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment.

‘The Biggest Little Farm’ reveals challenges of sustainable farming

Nearly a decade ago, John and Molly Chester were evicted from their Santa Monica apartment.

from Good Food

Over Memorial Day weekend, San Diego, Kern, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties are starting up their economies again.

Big Bear, Joshua Tree, Ventura County resume business during Memorial Day

Over Memorial Day weekend, San Diego, Kern, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties are starting up their economies again.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The coastline of Southern California has been putting on a nightly show. Crashing waves are lighting up a neon blue as they roll in.

‘Sea sparkle’ dazzles Southern California beachgoers with natural light show

The coastline of Southern California has been putting on a nightly show. Crashing waves are lighting up a neon blue as they roll in.

from Greater LA

Extra food packages, more cleaning products, and the return of flimsy single-use plastic bags are hallmarks of the pandemic, and they’re piling up in our wastebaskets.

Waste in some landfills is down, but so is recycling. Here’s why

Extra food packages, more cleaning products, and the return of flimsy single-use plastic bags are hallmarks of the pandemic, and they’re piling up in our wastebaskets.

from Greater LA

The upside to the coronavirus pandemic: less pollution as most people are staying at home.

Trump administration quietly weakens more environmental regulations

The upside to the coronavirus pandemic: less pollution as most people are staying at home.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The fifth annual City Nature Challenge starts this Friday.

City Nature Challenge: Take photos of cool wildlife in your neighborhood, share them with scientists

The fifth annual City Nature Challenge starts this Friday.

from Greater LA

Los Angeles lost a poet and a pioneer on Tuesday. Lewis MacAdams died from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.

A tribute to Lewis MacAdams, the poet whose mission was to restore the LA River

Los Angeles lost a poet and a pioneer on Tuesday. Lewis MacAdams died from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Due to COVID-19, traffic is down and skies are clearer worldwide.

Why fixing climate change may not take the sacrifice that COVID-19 requires

Due to COVID-19, traffic is down and skies are clearer worldwide.

from KCRW Features

As the U.S. faces its worst economic crisis since the Great Recession, Americans are talking more about reopening the economy and lifting stay-at-home orders.

Cleaner air, less commuting: Will these positive changes last after LA’s economy reopens?

As the U.S. faces its worst economic crisis since the Great Recession, Americans are talking more about reopening the economy and lifting stay-at-home orders.

from Greater LA

Shutting down the economy means cleaner skies, but that good news for climate change won’t last, says scientist   Katherine Hayhoe.

What does COVID-19 mean for climate change long-term and Trump’s re-election?

Shutting down the economy means cleaner skies, but that good news for climate change won’t last, says scientist Katherine Hayhoe.

from To the Point

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

Coronavirus pandemic offers lessons to combat climate change

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.

Painted lady butterflies: Track their migration from Mexico to LA to northern states

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