Archive for April, 2016

An El Niño Post Mortem

When it comes to assessing El Niño 2016, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that reports from the Sierra suggest that, overall, California snowpack reached about 87 percent of the average. This means Northern California got close to the amount of water it normally receives, which helps replenish the past few…

LA’s Clean Streets Goes High Tech

In an effort to keep more than 9,100 miles of Los Angeles streets and alley clean, Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the most comprehensive street-by-street cleanliness assessment system in the U.S. “CleanStat” will use dashcam video footage and GIS data to provide a block-by-block assessments of the entire city every three months. Modeled after LAPD’s…

Top 5 Earth Day Celebrations in Los Angeles

Tragedy struck on January 28, 1969, just off the coast of Santa Barbara. When a pipe being extracted from an offshore drilling rig operated by Union Oil developed extreme pressure, it burst the well. A large volume of natural gas split the casing, caused cracks to form in the seafloor and three million gallons of…

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