A lack of tree cover in low-income areas has left many residents especially vulnerable to rising heat. It’s a legacy of the city’s design- and its history of racist policies.


With record global temperatures stoking droughts and deadly heat waves, some scientists are eyeing audacious schemes to counteract global warming—from erecting enormous air filters to suck carbon dioxide from the air to launching millions of sunlight-defecting space mirrors into orbit around the planet.

Other scientists see the value of simpler tools: shovels and paintbrushes.

Watts Rising partner TreePeople teamed up with the LA Galaxy soccer team to plant trees in Watts! Check out pictures and some more insight from our partners on their Instagram!

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