Los Angeles

location data

EFF Says LA’s Scooter Location Data Could Unmask Individual Riders

This month, the Los Angeles Department for Transportation will enter the next phase of collecting the real-time location of scooters like Lime and Bird.
Joseph Cox
4.11.19
super bloom

Jerks Landed a Helicopter on California's Wildflower Super Bloom

#DontDoomTheBloom.
Sarah Emerson
3.27.19
location data

Scooter Companies Split on Giving Real-Time Location Data to Los Angeles

Uber, which is pushing back against the requests for real-time location data of its JUMP scooters, was granted a provisional, month-long permit, while other companies received a full-year license.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
climate change

Here's an Interactive Map That Shows How Climate Change Will Affect Your Town in 60 Years

If we do nothing to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the weather in New York City will feel like Alabama and Los Angeles will be as hot as the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
Becky Ferreira
2.12.19
lunar eclipse

How to Watch the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Even If the Weather’s Crappy

On January 20, a total lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon. Here’s how to catch it if you have cloudy skies.
Becky Ferreira
1.18.19
Hole Patrol

Community Activists Kill Elon Musk's Plan for an Underground Freeway Tunnel in LA

Elon Musk tried to bypass a full environmental review for his test tunnel, but community groups sued and won.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.28.18
woolsey fire

California’s Woolsey Fire Burns Near Site of Nuclear Meltdown, Sparking Panic

The owner of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Boeing, says the wildfire may have started “on or near” the contaminated Los Angeles facility.
Sarah Emerson
11.14.18
Moveable

The US Energy Grid Is Making Electric Cars Dirtier Than They Should Be

Electric cars still run on coal, gas, and nuclear power.
Tracey Lindeman
1.2.18
future of flight

Uber Asked LA Mayor to Vouch for the Safety of its Still-Hypothetical Flying Taxis

A confidential FAQ that Uber sent Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti contains unprovable claims about its eVTOL technology.
Sarah Emerson
12.15.17
To Elon, From Eric

Emails Show Los Angeles Mayor’s Office Asked Elon Musk for a Driverless Car Program

So whatever happened?
Sarah Emerson
8.8.17
Los Angeles

It's Official: Elon Musk Will Start Digging a Tunnel Under Los Angeles

Following meeting with President Trump.
Ben Sullivan
1.25.17
Los Angeles

I Rode In a Tesloop, But I’m Glad We Still Had a Driver

It's a cross between a bus, Uber and Tesla.
Shawna Kenney
1.16.17
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