User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Jun 13 2018 12:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Climate One: Net Zero Living 13.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Ways to reduce trash generation and energy use at home.
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There is a strong link between plastic and poverty: Heather Koldewey 5.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Environmentalist Heather Koldewey emphasises the need for finding a sustainable solution to protect marine life
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Wasting disease hits 16 percent of male deer, elk, moose tested in parts of Colorado 21.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Chronic wasting disease, which attacks brains of deer, elk and moose, has infected up to 16 percent of male animals tested in parts of Colorado, data show -- compelling state wildlife managers to fight back.
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Colorado transportation officials propose $550M I-70 tunnel 20.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado transportation officials say they want to alleviate congestion and improve safety on a popular mountain highway by boring a new three-lane tunnel for traffic heading from Denver.
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Colorado’s first female National Guard member being honored 20.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
GREELEY -- Weld County is honoring the first woman to serve in Colorado's Army National Guard.
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Inside Boulder detectives’ month-long search for answers in an Arkansas landfill 20.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For weeks last summer, employees of the Boulder Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney's Office stood under the blistering Arkansas sun, combing through an entire county's trash, searching for something.
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Search ongoing for Denver youth center escapee; he’s known to carry weapons police say 18.5.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver police are asking the public's help in finding an escapee who was least seen earlier this month near the Gilliam Youth Center.
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America’s nuclear problem 12.5.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
It is estimated that an average American generates about 4.4 pounds of trash every day, totalling 254 million tonnes for the country each year. This i
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Tiny shampoo bottles are out at dozens of Marriott and InterContinental hotel brands 5.5.2018 LA Times: Business

Two of the world’s largest hotel companies have started phasing out those tiny shampoo and conditioner bottles that travelers have been stealing from hotel bathrooms for years.

InterContinental Hotels and Marriott International both began this year to replace the individual-size bottles with large...

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The Trump Administration Wants to Make Groundwater Less Safe in Coal Country 21.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected “statistically significant” amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under […]
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A train from New York with the stink of sewage befouled a small Alabama town — until the town fought back 21.4.2018 Washington Post
For two months, this two-square-mile coal town found itself mired in other people’s problems, the unwilling custodian of a train filled with 10 million pounds of treated human waste.
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Five myths about recycling 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This myth has been kicking around for decades. Daniel K. Benjamin, a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, recently told Big Think, “In most cities across the nation, recyclin...
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Alabama is sick of New York’s poop 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sometimes a news story just makes you go 'huh'. So it is with the story from Alabama, where a train full of feces from New Jersey and New York has been torturing a town for several months and the town is sick of it.
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'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town 18.4.2018 AP National
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train' 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Costa Coffee vows to boost cup recycling 18.4.2018 BBC: Business
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.
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Here's what you can do about plastic pollution 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Under current conditions, 13.2 billion tons of plastic will be either litter or in landfills by 2050. However, addressing this issue isn't a hopeless cause, and there are some things we can do about it.
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Russians protest garbage dumps blighting Moscow region 14.4.2018 AP Business
MOSCOW (AP) -- Large protests have taken place in nine cities and towns in the Moscow region over pollution from landfills and against government plans to build a garbage incinerator....
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World’s first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard 9.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It can turn glass, plastic and timber into commercial materials and other products
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What to do about the poo choo-choo? Alabama town deals with a smelly situation 8.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The smelly contents have been there since February. At one point, as many as 250 containers of poop -- some 10 million pounds -- were sitting, parked off the tracks, in Parrish, pop. 982.
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