Urban Ecology |

The rain is gone, but Malibu's not out of the woods yet

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| Miles of Malibu roads and hiking trails are still closed. Even though the skies are blue now, there's still rocks and dirt coming loose and spilling into paths.

One man's quest to create water out of thin air

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Architect David Hertz was known for his devotion to sustainability. Then he expanded into the business of water creation, and he just won $1.5 million for it.

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With little science, cities struggle to formulate coyote policies

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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.

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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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