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Are we leaving nature behind?

Peter Kareiva

The crisis is taught in classrooms with phrases such as “species are being lost at one hundred times the background rate.” But concepts like background rate—the rate at which species…


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Recycled water is good for your health

David Colgan

For decades, recycling has been a focal point for environmentalists. And yet California—a state known for its progressive, earth-friendly ethos—has been slow to recycle an important and scarce resource: water.…


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School’s out for science

David Colgan

Time was of the essence, but they weren’t rushing to a music festival or spring break in Mexico—they just didn’t want to miss low tide. It’s a routine that Denita…


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Powering energy policy with big data

David Colgan

The Los Angeles County Energy Atlas is an interactive map that combines utility data, census information and details about buildings—their age, size and whether they’re used for residential or commercial…


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Antartica could be headed for major meltdown

David Colgan

It was more than 16 million years ago, so times were different. But there was one important similarity with the world we live in today: The air contained about the…


Review

Renewable energy ignites debate

David Colgan

In front of a sold out crowd at UCLA, four experts debated the future of energy and the environment at Powering Earth 2050: Is California’s 100% Renewable Strategy Globally Viable?…