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California to make all new transit buses carbon-free by 2029

Buses from various transit agencies in California. Photo: Aric Crabb/Digital First Media/Bay Area News via Getty Images

California's transit buses are going green, the Associated Press reports, after the California Air Resources Board unanimously decided that all new buses have to be carbon-free by 2029, and that all old buses will be "phased out by 2040."

Details: This is the first mandate of its kind in the U.S., per the AP. 40% of California's greenhouse emissions come from the transportation sector, and the move is meant to "drastically" reduce those emissions in order for the state to meet its climate change goals.