Molly Peterson

independent producer

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LA can get hot. Really hot. Some of the heat comes from the landscape itself: the “urban heat island” effect renders this concrete jungle almost six degrees hotter than the…

What you need to know about LA’s urban heat problem

LA can get hot. Really hot. Some of the heat comes from the landscape itself: the “urban heat island” effect renders this concrete jungle almost six degrees hotter than the…

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Every year kids go back to school during Southern California's hottest months. Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees.

What happens when school gets too hot?

Every year kids go back to school during Southern California's hottest months. Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees.

from KCRW Features

Heat is a hard enemy to fight. Heat related illnesses are under reported, and often the only solution is keeping cool.

What can you do when heat is making you sick?

Heat is a hard enemy to fight. Heat related illnesses are under reported, and often the only solution is keeping cool.

from KCRW Features

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