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A Huge NASA Fuel Tank Will Lumber Through L.A. This Weekend

The 65,000-pound Space Shuttle Program relic has come from New Orleans via the Panama Canal.

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How Los Angeles Is Using Data to Tackle Street Cleanliness

A new system gives a numerical ranking to every block of the city’s 22,000 miles.

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The Diverging Economies of L.A. and San Francisco

A conversation with Michael Storper, the author of a new book on why San Francisco has outperformed L.A. in recent decades.

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California Rises to 111 Degrees Warmer Than the Northeast

The West has broiled with incredible heat, while the East Coast looks forward to more snow.

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Despite El Niño-Fueled Storms, California Remains in a Drought

A survey of mountain snowpack has revealed below-average water content.

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California's Snowpack Is Looking Much Healthier Compared to 2015

Drifts as deep as 16 feet rest atop the Sierra Nevadas.

California Department of Water Resources

California's Drought-Plagued Reservoirs Are Making a Comeback

The state’s two largest reservoirs have finally exceeded their historical averages.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

A Wild Otter Gives Birth at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Never has graphic biological content been so adorable.

NWS San Francisco/Monterery

Drought-Struck California Finally Looks Due for an Epic Soaking

El Niño could roar back to life in March, potentially dropping more than 100 inches of snow on the mountains.

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Los Angeles Has a Huge Number of Stray Chihuahuas

Whether it’s because of their popularity or tendency to bolt out the door is anyone’s guess.

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Some Bus Riders Do Secretly Just Want a Car

But a sharp new study also shows that plenty of others truly prefer their transit trip.


California Hits Its Deepest Snowpack in 5 Years

It’s unknown if this mountain powder will help stop the drought.

Christipher Weber / AP

L.A.'s Blind Spot on Extreme Weather

Last week’s torrential storms showed how deeply unprepared Los Angeles is to help its homeless population deal with El Niño—and climate change.

John Peabody

The Sound and Fury of California's El Niño-Powered Storms

It’s been a week of savage weather on the West Coast.

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

This Week, Angelenos Can Board the First American Airlines Flights to Cuba

This is what it means for Cuban tourism.

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How Parking Conquered L.A.

The 14 facts, maps, and figures that explain how 14 percent of Los Angeles County ended up devoted to car storage.


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.