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Water, Methane Leaking Under LA Homes

In the late aughts, a team of University of Southern California researchers investigated a mysterious surge in water main breaks in Los Angeles and made an unexpected discovery. California was experiencing another severe drought at the time, and restrictions placed on lawn watering actually led to more main bursts, and as a result, more lost Read More…

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The Real Problem for Childhood Obesity

Over a decade ago, health advocates took a page from the playbook on fighting against cigarette companies by trying to hold fast-food companies responsible for the growing obesity epidemic. They used the argument that these companies mislead consumers by making a dangerous product look good. So in 2002, they filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s asking Read More…