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With little science, cities struggle to formulate coyote policies

Stuart Palley for KPCC
| Coyotes have attacked pets and even humans. But with almost no research on what causes coyote-human conflicts and how to prevent them, it's hard to make policy.

Mountain lion mom P–39 killed crossing freeway

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A mountain lion killed crossing the 118 Freeway earlier this month has been identified as P–39, a female that was traveling with three six-month-old kittens, wildlife officials said Thursday.

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Using old landfill sites to generate solar power

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There are thousands of acres of these abandoned landfills around Southern California. They're often a perfect location for alternative energy projects.

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Air district might ax controversial cap-and-trade program

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The South Coast AQMD is considering ending the market-based approach in favor of setting strict emission limits for certain pollutants.

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Where does LA's rainfall end up?

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Most of it evaporates or runs off into the ocean. But L.A. needs to capture more runoff and store it in the ground to battle the drought.

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Coyote attacks on the rise in LA, Orange counties

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More people were bitten by coyotes in 2015 than in any of the previous three years — and this year is likely to surpass that. What's going on?

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First-ever LA urban coyote study generates surprises

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Biologists have always wanted to know more about the city's urban coyotes. Last year, the National Park Service began the first-ever study. Here's what they've learned so far.

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Navy failed to consider dolphin protections, court rules

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The federal appeals court ruling reinstates environmentalists' legal challenge of a permit that authorities gave the Navy to use sonar around dolphins.