User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Aug 18 2014 11:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Three months later, deadly slide being constantly monitored 18.8.2014 Durango Herald
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The colored lines spanning a graph on Mesa County surveyor Frank Kochevar’s computer screen are flat. Unlike in an intensive care unit, this is good news.The lines remotely show Kochevar and other landslide watchers that the massive and deadly rock avalanche that roared down a Grand Mesa cliff...
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Mesa County slide monitors tracking slightest movement every second 17.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The colored lines spanning a graph on Mesa County surveyor Frank Kochevar's computer screen are flat.
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Demolition blast planned at Hanford reactor site 15.8.2014 AP Washington
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Cleanup crews plan to use an explosion to demolish 13-feet-thick concrete walls that housed an experimental reactor on the Hanford nuclear reservation near Richland....
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Mill cleanup vanquishes mercury 14.8.2014 Durango Herald
The Environmental Protection Agency has finished mercury-decontamination efforts at the Red Arrow Gold Corp. mill site on Grand Avenue in Mancos. Workers removed 240 pounds of liquid mercury waste, and the EPA has spent an estimated $230,000 on the site, including $185,000 on the cleanup contractor, according to EPA documents and EPA...
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Kellogg pushes greener goals 13.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
More than 100 years ago, W.K. Kellogg used recycled materials to package his first box of cereal. Now, Kellogg Co. is taking fresh steps to improve the effect its production has on the ...
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Daily Digest: A new Peyton Manning rap video, plus 9 more stories 11.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about today, Thursday, August 7, 2014.
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Boulder Food Rescue recovers produce from markets to feed needy 11.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
Every Thursday morning, Boulder Food Rescue volunteer Ana Reyes rides her bicycle to Sprouts Market on Baseline Road, hooks up a waiting bicycle trailer and loads it with sturdy boxes of yellow squash, apples, peaches and other ...
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A record for reducing waste: Minnesota attempts to create the world's largest ball of paper 11.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
This ball of paper will be at the State Fair to remind Minnesotans to reduce waste.
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Let’s clean our plates 9.8.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
There’s one phrase I dread hearing from restaurant servers, apart from “No substitutions.” It’s the inevitable response to every clean plate: “Wow, I can tell you hated your meal.” Just a bad joke, sure, but the sarcasm reveals an ugly truth of the restaurant industry: No one cares when you don’t finish your food. As Washington prepares for Restaurant Week , when diners can get specially priced multi-course meals at more than 200 D.C. area establishments, it’s time to talk about the elephant on the ...
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Violence, tragedy, mass arrests: What is going on with country music concerts this summer? 8.8.2014 Washington Post
You may have seen the stories in the last few weeks: A 22-year-old man was found dead in a landfill after being “extremely intoxicated” at a Jason Aldean concert in Cleveland. An 18-year-old male was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl at a Keith Urban show in Mansfield, Mass., with “the only certainty” being that they were both drinking. At the same event, so many people went to the hospital with alcohol issues that officials declared it a “mass casualty ...
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Mass. To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill 7.8.2014 NPR Health Science
By October, the state will have the most ambitious commercial food waste ban in the U.S. Institutions that produce more than a ton of waste a week will have to find new uses for their scraps.
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A watered-down water bond for California 6.8.2014 LA Times: Commentary
California lawmakers pulled an $11.1-billion water bond from the 2010 ballot because they knew it was too big to pass. They did the same thing with the same measure in 2012.
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Drink up, then eat the glass the trend for edible food packaging and tableware 5.8.2014 Guardian: Environment
New technologies are being used to make edible packaging for food and drink. It could reduce what we send to landfill, but will it taste any good? Continue reading...
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Michael Blagg retrial is a "10,000-pound gorilla" 4.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Twenty-first Judicial District Attorney Pete Hautzinger scowls when he surveys the floor-to-ceiling wall of boxes taking up space in his already cramped office storage ...
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Search called off for 3 women believed to be Orange County victims of pair of sex offenders 2.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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This GOP Candidate Says He's Cracking Down on Coal Pollution—but Green Groups Say That's BS 31.7.2014 Mother Jones
North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis is making an unusual argument —for a Republican. In recent weeks, he's accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan, of sabotaging critical environmental regulations because of her "cozy relationship" with a powerful energy company. At the same time, Tillis has trumpeted his own role in fighting for what he claims are tough new rules that will clean up the coal industry. But North Carolina environmentalists say he's full of it. "That's pretty bold, as a line of attack, considering the environmental record he's got," says DJ Gerken, an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center. The back-and-forth is the latest skirmish in the political war over one of the worst environmental disasters in the state's history. In February, a toxic waste dump at one of Duke Energy's coal-fired power plants ruptured and belched up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River. Thousands of people lost access to drinking water, and the river was polluted with toxins like ...
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Greener film shoots can also save costs, report says 31.7.2014 LA Times: Business
Film sets are notoriously wasteful places. Big movies can generate 225 tons of scrap metal, nearly 50 tons of construction and set debris, and 72 tons of food waste.
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The future of mobile technology, privacy 29.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Recent changes in cell phone and mobile technology rules could alter the future of the technology.
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Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fire crews spent Sunday continuing to wrap up most of the larger wildfires burning around the state. Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday afternoon. The fire had spread toward a nearby landfill, growing to about 120 acres. Elsewhere, the 1,400-acre Tunnel Hollow Fire was almost fully contained Sunday, at 95 percent. Lightning had ignited it about 5 miles east of Morgan, along the Weber Ri...
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Is it harmful to burn my rubbish? 27.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Our neighbourhood is blighted by fly-tipping. I wonder whether recycling policies are working. Im tempted to return to backyard bonfires to get rid of the small amount of rubbish our household produces mainly packaging. Wouldnt this be simpler?

If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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