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Madrid’s ban on polluting vehicles cuts traffic by nearly 32 percent in some areas

Last Friday, Madrid’s tough new vehicle emissions controls went into effect, resulting in a drop in traffic by nearly 32 percent in some parts of the city, reports El País. from https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18123561/vehicle-emissions-pollution-ban-madrid-spain-traffic-decreasehttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62614113/shutterstock_143220781.0.jpg

Google’s call screening transcriptions start rolling out to Pixel owners

Google has started rolling out transcriptions for Android’s call screening service (via 9to5Google). The Call Screen feature uses Google Assistant to answer the phone on your behalf to screen calls from unknown numbers. from https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/3/18123437/googles-call-screen-transcripts-released-usa-pixel-phone-google-assistanthttps://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62613693/screencapture_store_google_product_pixel_3_2018_10_09_11_55_23.0.0.jpg

California is managing its forests — but is the president managing its federal lands?

Fifty-seven percent of California’s 33 million acres of forest are controlled by the federal government. The Great Fire of 1910 — believed to be the biggest fire in recorded American history — burned 3 million acres across Washington, Idaho and Montana and killed 86 people. from https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-managing-its-forests-president-managing-its-federal-lands-n942581https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2018_48/2666681/181201-camp-fire-al-1527_f228539ccd4f30b09a3b0f259e7786ec.fit-760w.jpg