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A Warning About the Threat to the Endangered Species Act

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0800

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board issues a strong critique of ongoing Republican efforts to gut the Endangered Species Act.

New Trump Tower Brings Controversy to the Vancouver Skyline

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800

The second project bearing Trump's name will open next week in Canada. Donald Jr. and Eric Trump will be on hand for the opening. The mayor of the city will not.

When the Dust Settles: Removing Blight, But Spreading Toxins

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:00:00 -0800

Data regarding ongoing demolitions of blighted properties in cities across the U.S. has turned up some unexpected consequences: the spread of lead toxins into the surrounding community.

We Don't Play in Public Like We Used To

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0800

As more and more children are kept in homes and yards, Joe Cortright worries about the effects of private play on American culture and public spaces.

Are EPA's Fuel Efficiency Standards the Next Environmental Rollback?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 -0800

Next on President Trump's environmental chopping block may be a rollback of fuel efficiency standards. Two auto associations have asked EPA Administer Scott Pruitt to review a decision made last month to retain a 54.5 mpg target.

Denver's New R Line Light Rail Open to the Public Today

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:00:00 -0800

New to Denver today: 22 miles of light rail, two new system connections, and service to 16 stations. The Regional Transportation District's (RTD) new R Line will also be offering free rides on its first day of service.

Parking Permits Cause Tension in SoCal Neighborhoods

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0800

Renters and homeowners are competing for permit districts in some Southern California cities.

Lyft Expands to 54 New Citites as Uber Fights Wave of Bad Press

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0800

Lyft is looking to take advantage of the recent scandals dogging Uber by expanding to 54 new cities.

High Hopes and Stiff Resistance for Hanoi's New Bus Rapid Transit

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:00 -0800

Vietnam's capital is internationally known for pollution and traffic, the government is trying to take on both with a rapid transit bus system, but many remain skeptical.

Blocked Culverts Continue to Plague Washington Salmon Habitat

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0800

Ineffective, blocked, obsolete, and in disrepair—Washington is full of culverts that pose an impediment to the survival of salmon. A court decision should have fixed the problem, but the state's budget has a long way to go to clean up the mess.