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Estonia Is About To Roll Out Free Public Transport Across The Whole Country

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Thu, 05/31/2018 - 6:18pm

If you like getting things for free, be prepared to feel envious. Starting July 1, Estonia will allow citizens to get from one end of the northern European country to the other without ever reaching into their wallets.

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EPA used disavowed research to justify putting dirtier trucks on the road

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Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:10pm

At a time when acts of defiance against the Trump administration are ​​​​routine in Sacramento, the rebuke that breezed through the California Assembly this month still came as a jolt. Even Trump loyalists in the chamber joined in.

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Straws. Bottle caps. Polyester. These are the new targets of California's environmental movement

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Wed, 05/30/2018 - 4:03pm

It took years of activist campaigns to turn the plastic bag into a villain, and hard-fought legislation to reduce its presence in oceans and waterways. Now, environmentalists and lawmakers are deploying similar tactics against a new generation of plastic pollutants.

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Del Mar stands firm against 'planned retreat'

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Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:48am

Del Mar’s City Council agreed Monday night that “planned retreat” will not be part of its long-term strategy for dealing with sea-level rise, despite the state Coastal Commission’s urging to include the idea.

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Lawmakers seek $16 million to expand Exide lead cleanup beyond yards

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Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:40am

 A long-overlooked source of lead contamination in neighborhoods near a closed Vernon battery recycler could be cleaned under a push by state lawmakers to target the grassy strips between sidewalks and streets.