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Not your grandmother’s infrastructure

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Remember those hot days last Labor Day weekend?  Who could forget!   Those hot, hot days led to electricity service disruptions across the state right when we were relying on electricity to keep us cool.  That meant inconvenience for some people and for others, some seriously dangerous conditions. Hot summers are nothing new in LA, but…

Reflecting on Black History

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While we only had 28 days to highlight a few of our favorite Black leaders, there are millions more Black people who care about and are working hard every single day to ensure that communities are safe, healthy, and protected from the disproportionate impact of air and water pollution, toxic contamination, and climate change.

Elevating Black History

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In 2020, many wondered if that vision could be possible as the country struggled through a pandemic and the simmering civil unrest due to centuries of unjust and racist policies that burden and kill low-income communities of color—especially Black communities.

When it comes to smart energy policy, L.A. County won’t be left in the dark

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L.A. County residents are not immune from energy disruptions. But the good news is that the state has enough energy to meet demand. It just needs to do a better job of managing the grid.

A Deep Dive on L.A.’s Water Future

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“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water,” W.H Auden once wrote. Science tells us water makes up about roughly two-thirds of our bodies, about the same amount of Earth itself.

L.A. County to Take Big Bite Out of Plastic Pollution

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To get a better handle on what all this plastic pollution means for L.A. County and how to reduce it, the County’s Board of Supervisors directed the Chief Sustainability Office last year to commission a data-driven analysis from UCLA researchers. The survey focused on the food-service sector, one of the biggest culprits when it comes to pollution.

New Year’s Resolutions We Must Keep

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With the coming of the New Year, many of us vow to make a fresh start, turn a corner or renew a forgotten commitment. After an indulgent holiday season, we make resolutions to live more wisely – whether it’s cutting down on sweets or putting money into savings.

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