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American Airlines Joins Efforts To Eliminate Plastic Straws, Stirrers

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:38pm

American Airlines announced Tuesday that it is joining global corporate and government efforts to reduce plastic waste by removing plastic straws from its airport lounges, the first of several planned steps.

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Agency that delivered brown, smelly water to customers should be dissolved, board rules

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:32pm

Residents of working-class neighborhoods in Compton and Willowbrook have long fought an uphill battle against their local water district, which over the years has been accused of mismanagement, nepotism, bad service and, most recently, sending brown, smelly water through their taps.

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Happy 75 Years Of Smog, LA. We Don't Wear Gas Masks Anymore But The Air Is Still Terrible

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:29pm

In Los Angeles, smog is a given and most of us know its primary source is cars and trucks. But the story of how our infamous smog came to be is as thick and convoluted as the smog itself.

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Racing to save Florida’s coral from climate change, scientists turn to a once-unthinkable strategy: ‘assisted evolution’

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Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:15pm

In a hurricane-proof lab miles down the Florida Keys, scientists coddle, the way a parent might, tiny pieces of coral from the moment they are spawned until they are just hearty enough to be separated into specimens equipped to survive in the wild.

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Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it's no longer doing any good

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Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:08pm

Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They’re helping the environment and being good citizens.