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Trump may strip protections from 10 national monuments

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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:02pm

The Trump administration’s plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America’s national monuments appears far more expansive than previously reported, targeting 10 of the nation’s most ecologically sensitive landscapes and marine preserves.

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Will the Southland wind up holding much of the $17-billion bill for the delta water tunnels?

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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:54pm

Some of the state’s biggest water districts are about to make their opening moves in a financial chess game that ultimately could saddle the Southland with much of the bill for re-engineering the failing heart of California’s water system.

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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

Published: 
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 1:04am

Sea salt around the world has been contaminated by plastic pollution, adding to experts’ fears that microplastics are becoming ubiquitous in the environment and finding their way into the food chain via the salt in our diets.

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Palo Alto bans idling of vehicle engines

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Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:35pm

Construction vehicles, tech shuttle buses and even Mark Zuckerberg’s private security detail must stop their idling.

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Nike Agrees To Help Watchdog Group Inspect Its Overseas Factories

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Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:46pm

After allowing its longtime licensing agreement with Nike to expire in December, Georgetown University has struck a deal with the apparel giant that all sides say will help improve conditions for vulnerable garment workers in Asia.