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Charge Your Phone for Free on This Solar Bench

The “Soofa” has two USB charging ports and tracks data on air quality, foot traffic, and radiation.

A Hypnotic Animation of the World's Carbon Emissions

Greenhouse gases swirl in abandon in this NASA video.

NC3D / Flickr / California High-Speed Rail Authority

No, California High-Speed Rail Money Shouldn't Go to Roads

Four reasons the zero-sum argument misses the point.

Clark et al

Is L.A. Becoming Less Segregated?

The short answer, according to a new geographical analysis, is yes.

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Where L.A. Is Losing Parking Lots to Transit Development

Plenty still exist. But new Metro stations have marked the end of others.

LA Metro

Public Transit Does Not Have to Reduce Traffic Congestion to Succeed

There are plenty of other benefits that have nothing to do with drivers.

AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato

Bike Commuting: Still on the Rise

New numbers from the League of American Bicyclists show that if you build the lanes, cyclists will come.


Coming Soon to Google Maps: Street-Level Air Pollution

A new partnership with Aclima will track air quality in L.A., San Francisco, and California's Central Valley.

California High-Speed Rail Authority

There's an Awful Lot of Parking Near This California High-Speed Rail Station

If a goal of the train is to reduce car-reliance, why does a new rendering show a big surface lot?


California's Snow Hasn't Been This Depleted in 500 Years

A majorly diminished Sierra Nevada snowpack is something we should get used to, say researchers.

Alfredo Adan Roses/Instagram

Forget Crosswalk Buttons, Pound the 'Walkbump'

The fist-shaped crosswalk activator begs you to give it some love.

L.A. Metro / The Source

Late to the Bike-Share Party, L.A. Could End Up a Leader

The proposed system will become part of the city’s public transportation system—a first in the U.S.

Matt Werner

They're Making a Musical Out of Burning Man

Nudity, shrooms, the worship of “decommodification”—it’s all here in song.


The Raging Future of American Wildfires

The risk of major blazes could increase 600 percent by mid-century, say scientists.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The Making of the L.A. Metro 'M'

A story of deli counters, legal threats, and hidden meanings—in one letter.

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L.A.'s New Mobility Plan Envisions a Different Kind of City

Its car-reliant reputation might become a thing of the past.


Almost Half of Americans Are at Risk From Earthquakes

That’s double a U.S. Geological Survey estimate made in 2006.

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Compton, Revisited

Dr. Dre pledges proceeds from his new album, Compton, to building a performing arts center in the city that catapulted him to stardom.