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Los Angeles tests cooling pavement paint to beat heat

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A morning view of downtown Los Angeles with the 101 freeway in the foreground, January 1, 2017 from the Hollywood Bowl Overlook in Hollywood, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

Can a splash of gray pavement paint help combat global warming?

LOS ANGELES, USA (Aug. 14, 2017) — Can a splash of gray pavement paint help combat global warming? Continue reading Los Angeles tests cooling pavement paint to beat heat

Massive California gas leak permanently capped

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SEALED. A general view over homes affected by the gas leak from the mountain behind them are pictured in the affluent community Porter Ranch Estates in Porter Ranch, California, USA, January 7, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA
‘We have confirmed that the leak of gas has been capped. We have the gas emissions under control,’ says an official of the California Department of Conservation

LOS ANGELES, USA (Feb. 19, 2016) — A leaking gas well that spewed tons of methane into the air and forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes has been permanently sealed, state officials said Thursday, February 18.

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Millions of California’s Trees May Die Due to Drought

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Satellite data and laser-imaging technology has shown that about 888 million trees in California have experienced water losses due to the ongoing drought.

January 1, 2016 — The new study from the Carnegie Institution for Science – published December 28 in the journal of the National Academy of Sciences – used a new and much better technique to assess the health of tree population in California. Continue reading Millions of California’s Trees May Die Due to Drought