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Citing the importance of maps and geographic information databases in understanding problems and opportunities in shifting climate conditions, the White House pointed to a cooperative effort between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to map the solar potential of Los Angeles County. Headed by UCLA's Luskin Center for Innovation, the EDF-funded Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER) highlights the susceptibility of specific communities to the challenges of pollution and rising temperatures, as well as areas where development of rooftop solar would be most beneficial and cost-effective. Described in the context of how data-driven software tools can help foster agricultural resilience, particularly in coastal regions, the White House indicated that public and private initiatives such as LASER advance the presiden...

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