Andy Lipkis

Founder and President of Tree People

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Founding president of TreePeople

Andy Lipkis on KCRW

California got about 18 trillion gallons of rain in February, which is enough to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools.

With so much rain and snow lately, how is California capturing all the water?

California got about 18 trillion gallons of rain in February, which is enough to fill 27 million Olympic-sized pools.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Federal, state and local agencies are reminding home owners there's not much time until January, when massive storms are predicted from the El Niño condition in the Pacific Ocean.

It's "All Hands on Deck" for El Niño

Federal, state and local agencies are reminding home owners there's not much time until January, when massive storms are predicted from the El Niño condition in the Pacific Ocean.

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LA exists thanks to imported water. But does it have to?

Can the Southland Become Water Self-Sufficient?

LA exists thanks to imported water. But does it have to?

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