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Sandra Maestre, left, and Camila Rojas
Sandra Maestre, left, and Camila Rojas are working to develop more efficient ways of disposing waste in areas with large homeless populations. (Photos/Courtesy of Sandra Maestrae and Camilla Rojas)

Undergrads use sustainability fellowship to improve waste disposal for homeless Angelenos

Though Sandra Maestre and Camila Rojas know they can’t solve all of L.A.’s problems, the juniors from Costa Rica and Venezuela are hoping their project can at least address hygiene concerns on Skid Row.

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West Coast wildfires air quality California
The sky across California darkened and turned orange in September as smoke from many wildfires across the state created a massive smoke cloud changing the sunlight and air quality. (Photo/Jason Doiy, iStock)

Big fires demand a big response: How 1910’s Big Burn can help us think smarter about fighting wildfires and living with fire

Expensive, militarized fire suppression led the U.S. down a forest management path that neglected more nuanced approaches, two USC experts note.