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Researchers at Arizona State University have created software that tracks carbon dioxide emissions of whole cities, down to individual buildings and roadways.
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Researchers measuring pollution during last year's 405 closure find air quality improved by as much as 83 percent.
Closing 10 miles of Los Angeles's busiest freeway for a second time was as uneventful as officials hoped.
This music video tells the classic story of a robot making good, moving to the big city, and eating it.
Warnings have been blaring up and down the state for months. Is this really necessary?
A landmark 2008 land use law has led to more sustainable communities.
Kids who live near busy roads are more likely to develop asthma.
L.A. artist Duc Le celebrates Park(ing) Day with some sprawling wooden street furniture.
How police and media helicopters navigate the crowded airspace of L.A. when a suspect's on the run.
Despite what New Yorkers think, they're not in New York — not by a long shot.
Growing up, I couldn't wait to flee central Indiana. Now I just feel lucky, and terrible.
The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.
One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.
Nothing says "hot product" more than a pack of burglars smashing a car into an Apple store.
Updated data from metros across the United States.
"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.