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California and Los Angeles
9/3/21:"Los Angeles speeds up net-zero transition plans by a decade to 2035"
9/3/21:"LA100: The Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study" Complete Report
8/27/21: "Lake Tahoe Suffocates With Smoke" NYT
7/21/21:'California moves to cut off water to thousands of farmers, as drought dries up rivers" SacBee
6/12/21: "Hoover Dam reservoir reaches record-low water levels"
5/15/21: "The California Air Resources Board Challenges Our Carbon Credits Investigations. We Respond" ProPublica
5/11/21: "Air Pollution From Livestock and Fertilizers Kills Nearly 18,000 People Yearly"
5/4/21: "The toxic, soupy biomass choking water systems in California" High Country News
4/27/21: "DDT Dump Site Off The Coast Of Los Angeles Significantly Larger Than Scientists Anticipated" KPCC broadcast
4/26/21: "Stunning DDT dump site off L.A. coast much bigger than scientists expected" LAT
2/12/21: "LA's Park To Playa Trail: After 20 Years You Can Now Hike From Crenshaw To The Beach"
1/29/21: "State Habitat Restoration Project Breaks Ground at Southern End of Salton Sea"
12/31/20: Ballona Wetlands Restoration divides environmentalists, LAT
12/24/20: Amid climate crisis, California approves far more drilling permits
12/10/20: "Tribe urges court to toss Westlands' federal water contract"
10/19/20: In One Week in September nature went haywire LAT
TESS DUNHAM: California’s Three-Legged Stool for Improving Groundwater Quality: Porter Cologne, SGMA and the Recycled Water Policy – How Do They Work Together?
10/1/20: No more gas-powered cars_ Why California's shift to zero-emission vehicles is huge
10/1/20: How a gas car ban could fail in California
9/24/20: "These 5 Stats Show Just How Devastating California’s Wildfires Have Been—So Far"
9/20/20: Mike Davis: "California’s Desert Fauna Will Never Recover"
9/15/20: "In a Dry State, Farmers Use Oil Wastewater to Irrigate Their Fields, but is it Safe?"
8/25/20: "‘The forest is not gone’: California’s ancient redwoods survive wildfires" Guardian
8/22/20: "California wildfires reach historic scale and are still growing" WaPo
8/24/20: "The Climate Crisis Has Already Arrived. Just Look to California's Abnormal Wildfires" Guardian/RSN
8/14/20: As California’s recycling industry struggles, companies and consumers are forced to adapt LAT
Heal the Bay: LA River Report card (PDF of entire report)
Is state getting soft in climate battle? LAT
Against the Current on LA River
A steady generator of controversy: As activists called for closure of Valley power plant, DWP sat on the fact it was leaking 9/27/20 LAT
Don’t build gas plant, climate activists urge LAT 11/19/19
Gas plants are focus of climate fight
Super-Emitters’ In California Release A Third Of The State’s Methane
PG&E about to cut off power as climate change makes CA fires worse.
4 coastal power plants may get a reprieve amid outage worries
How close are you in LA to a toxic site?
California raises the caution flag on ‘green jobs’
How Hot is it Going to Get in LA?
Paradise Lost: Homelessness in Los Angeles (7 mins, YouTube)
LA Should Plant More Jacarandas
LA Times OpEd: Salton Sea is an environmental disaster
Sierra Club activists challenge LADWP on gas fired power plants
Who keeps buying California's scarce water? Saudi Arabia
Rainy weather washes away drought conditions in LA
From paradise to landfill: beloved California beach covered in trash
Mayor's Report on Resilient Los Angeles (Jul2018)
Concrete is using up the world's sand
Maps show where wildfires have burned over and over again in LA county
How LA is conserving water
The shot hole borer beetle could kill 38 percent of all trees in LA
6/1/21: "California's snowpack is 0% of June 1 average. Here's what that means." SFGate
5/6/21: "Los Angeles is the largest US city to be certified as a biodiversity haven"
4/19/21: "Water Wars Are Heating Up Between States"
12/25/20: "Will California finally fulfill its promise to fix the Salton Sea?"
10/7/20: California will dedicate 30% of its land to conservation by 2030, Gov. Gavin Newsom announces
10/1/20: "In ‘a Huge Victory,’ California’s Joshua Tree Becomes the First Plant Protected Due to Climate Change"
10/1/20: "No more gas-powered cars? Why California’s shift to zero-emission vehicles is ‘huge’" LAT
10/1/20: "How a gas car ban could fail in Calif."
9/23/20: "Governor Newsom’s Executive Order: No New Fossil-Fuel Vehicles in California by 2035"
The science connecting wildfires to climate change" NatGeo
9/4/20: "Dome Fire's destruction of Joshua trees reminds us of climate change's carnage"
8/21/20: "California Has Australian Problems Now"
8/17/20: Some California cities think they’re safe from sea level rise, they're not
LA County: We Need More Air Quality Management District Monitoring Stations
A drop of irony in water plan LAT LADWP Owens Lake
Plan to restore Ballona wetlands divides activists
Clean Energy Triple Play for L.A. County Schools
pLAn: Garcetti's Green New Deal for LA
California will lose 389 bird species to climate change (Audubon Report, 10/30/19)
The mystery of the sea gull guano on Catalina Island
Defensibleapp shows fire danger all over California
Move Over Wall Street, People’s Banks Are Coming to Replace You 8/25/19
On California’s Lost Coast: Sea Lions, Surf and Squiggly Roads NYT 8/26/19
The LA River and the future of LA
Clean Energy for LA by 2030
Clean Energy for LA full report from Food & Water Watch
A new generation of activists in Wilmington struggle for environmental justice
Protect Western state native artifacts and lands
alifornia defies Trump claim
LA's tap water rated better than bottled water
LAT: Scientists Warn of California droughts
Local sea level rise if nothing is done about climate change.
Climate change as permanent phenomenon in CA
LA is on the verge of becoming 100% renewable!
Stormwater: the future of LA water?
Restoring the LA River for Angelenos
LA River Floodplain map challenges revitalization plans
The Fate of the Forest in the Southwest US
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