User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
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Why #YouStink campaign is different 1.9.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts 30.8.2015 AP Business
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) -- General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 - not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill....
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Thousands of Lebanese hold 'You Stink' campaign against Govt. 30.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Sydney, Aug 30 : Thousands of protesters in Lebanon are holding a record-breaking rally against politicians driven by 'You Stink' campaign that started with the closure of the country' largest landfill in mid-July, resulting in garbage piling up on the streets of Beirut and beyond.
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Sales of unearthed Atari games total more than $100,000 30.8.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several months. The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari had discarded hundreds of games, including “E.T. The Extraterrestrial,” more than 30 […]
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Thousands of Lebanese protesters march to Beirut's Martyrs Square 30.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Beirut, Aug 30 : Thousands of Lebanese on Saturday marched to downtown Beirut's Martyrs Square in an anti-government protest and gave the government 72 hours to meet its demands.
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Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside 29.8.2015 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism....
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The year of the Amstrad: how writers learned to love the computer 28.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
When Amstrad launched its word processor 30 years ago, writers were initially resistant – processing was for peas, not words. But many soon saw the benefits of life without Tipp-Ex Even by the standards of the bulbous grey contraption that was the 1980s computer, the Amstrad PCW 8256 was an unlovely thing. The poet Hugo Williams , deciding to stick with his old Adler typewriter, dismissed it as a “grisly gulag of beige plastic”. But while it failed to win over Williams, the Amstrad did manage to convert a vast army of his fellow authors. Its launch 30 years ago, in September 1985, was a significant moment in British literary culture – the tipping point when many writers, published and aspiring, made the trek to Dixons, where it was exclusively sold, and joined the computer age. PCW stood for “personal computer word processor”, but as a general computer, the Amstrad was limited. It really had one purpose: to process words faster and better than a typewriter. “If you want to update your office, here’s a ...
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NLRB gives labor a major win in subcontractor case 28.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
As expected, the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday gave workers a major victory in a case over who's the boss when a big company hires a labor subcontractor to manage its workforce.
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Texas teenager creates $20 water purifier to tackle toxic e-waste pollution 27.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
18-year-old Perry Alagappan feted at World Water Week for his groundbreaking graphene heavy-metal filter, which he will keep open-source Consumer electronics, including computers and mobiles, are leaving a legacy of toxic waste in countries including China and India. Recycling factories across Asia are recovering e-waste exported from around the world , but discharging heavy metals and chemicals into local water supplies in the process. How to safeguard drinking water for local residents is an ongoing battle, with existing solutions such as chlorination, distillation, boiling and high-tech filtration prohibitively expensive and often reliant on fossil ...
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Protesters raise a stink as Lebanon's garbage crisis worsens 27.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, where demonstrations over uncollected trash have grown into a movement calling for the fall of the ...
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Protesters raise a stink as Lebanon's garbage crisis worsens 27.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, where demonstrations over uncollected trash have grown into a movement calling for the fall of the ...
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Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class 27.8.2015 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down....
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Protesters raise a stink as Lebanon's garbage crisis worsens 27.8.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Activists threaten lawsuit against EPA over fracking-induced earthquakes 27.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Environmental groups band together to call on agency to improve laws for disposal of wastewater, often dumped in places that could leak toxic chemicals

Environmental groups have threatened to sue the Obama administration for failing to prevent swarms of earthquakes that came in the wake of America’s fracking boom.

In a first step to a lawsuit, the groups on Wednesday challenged the Environmental Protection Agency to improve what they said were weak laws governing the disposal of fracking waste – or go to court.

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Lebanon's Cabinet Rejects Bid That Might Have Eased Garbage Crisis 26.8.2015 NPR News
Protesters from a group that's translated as either "You Stink" or "You Reek," criticized the bid for being too expensive and the government for being too corrupt.
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Trash crisis sparks clashes over corruption, dysfunction in Lebanon 24.8.2015 Washington Post
BEIRUT — Protests over corruption and political dysfunction are rattling Lebanon, threatening more instability in a country already hobbled by a huge influx of Syrian refugees and attacks by Islamist militants.Read full article ...
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Russia's War On Western Food: Detaining Cheese, Crushing Frozen Geese 22.8.2015 NPR: Saturday
Russian authorities have smashed, burned and buried more than 900,000 tons of allegedly contraband food. In a country that once suffered famine, many are deeply distressed to see food destroyed.
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Russia's war on Western food: Detaining cheese, crushing frozen geese 22.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Russian authorities have smashed, burned and buried more than 900,000 tons of allegedly contraband food. In a country that once suffered famine, many are deeply distressed to see food destroyed.
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Cheese It, It's the Man: Videos of Russia's Food Cops Go Viral 20.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Cheese It, It’s the Man: Videos of Russia’s Food Cops Go Viral

Russia’s food inspectors have leapt into action to enforce Vladimir Putin’s decree to destroy Western victuals eluding an embargo. The results: viral Internet videos of cheese raids, calamari incinerations and smashed frozen geese.

MOSCOW—The inspector arrived at a warehouse in the Russian coal-mining city of Kemerovo on a mission of highest priority to the Kremlin: To confiscate and destroy 93 pounds42 kilograms of forbidden Spanish calamari.

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Plastic bag ban is no sure bet for the environment 19.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
When the city council in Austin, Texas, passed a single-use plastic-shopping-bag ban in 2013, it assumed environmental benefits would follow. The calculation was reasonable enough: Fewer single-use bags in circulation would mean less waste at city ...
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