Rachel Becker

reporter covering climate change and environmental politics for CalMatters

Rachel Becker on KCRW

The U.N. climate change summit wraps up this week in Glasgow, Scotland.

What the rest of the world can learn from California about cutting methane emissions

The U.N. climate change summit wraps up this week in Glasgow, Scotland.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Before the oil spill in Orange County, Democratic Congressman Mike Levin had introduced legislation in the House that would prohibit new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of…

After Orange County oil spill, will calls to ban offshore drilling gain more momentum?

Before the oil spill in Orange County, Democratic Congressman Mike Levin had introduced legislation in the House that would prohibit new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Across California, city and county officials are finding dangerous chemicals in their drinking water wells.

New California environmental standards reveal toxins in some water systems

Across California, city and county officials are finding dangerous chemicals in their drinking water wells.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

The relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and the medical profession is unhealthy and it impacts us all.

from Second Opinion

Celebrity athletes are shaping American politics and culture, says Jane Coaston of the New York Times.

from To the Point

Roughly 4.4 million Southland residents are expected to hit the road or take to the skies this Thanksgiving.

from KCRW Features

As the approaching second pandemic winter is raising concerns about another surge, California health officials are forging ahead with its campaign to get as many people as possible…

from Zócalo's Connecting California

On this week’s Life Examined, host Jonathan Bastian talks with avid outdoor enthusiast Jaqueline L.

from Life Examined

New urban oil wells would be prohibited under new regulations proposed by the Newsom administration.

from Greater LA

Many Native American boarding schools closed long ago and are viewed as sites of trauma, but Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is different.

from Greater LA

The FDA and CDC are expected to soon green-light the use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Santa Susana Field Lab — overlooking Chatsworth, Simi Valley, and Canoga Park — was a nuclear testing site for America’s space exploration programs from 1948 until 2006.

from Greater LA