Urban Ecology |

Plants Sprout Again After Fire...but it's Not All Good News

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| The Santa Monica Mountains are showing their first signs of life, but fast-growing invasive plants are giving the native species a run for their money.

L.A. Puts Millions Towards Planting More Trees

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A new study shows Los Angeles is behind other cities in urban forest management, despite having more trees in parks and along streets than anywhere else nationwide.

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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.

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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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