Category Archives: Public Health

Walk Score: How an Online Tool is Changing the Way We Think About “Walkability”

Walk Score is a website that takes a physical address—enter yours here—and uses software to compute data that can measure the walkability of the surrounding neighborhood. Once you type in an address, data is aggregated into an intuitive interface, showing you … Continue reading

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H2 uh-0h: The Reality of Water Scarcity in Southern California

The natural West is a desert landscape, and Los Angeles is a fragile construction of a city. In fact, it would be fatally dry if not for the deliberate diversion of water that is not native to the Los Angeles basin. This … Continue reading

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AB32 Gets Political

With the June 8th primaries for the next Governor of California rapidly approaching, I thought we’d take a look to see where the big names stand regarding  AB 32.  For those of you unfamiliar with AB 32, its best summarized … Continue reading

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What’s in your Water?

Do you know what’s in your water?  California Watch reports that an increasing number of Californians are being affected by unhealthy levels of nitrates in their water supply.  According to the report, over 2 million people have been affected in the … Continue reading

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