User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Room for Debate: Keeping Food on the Plate, and Out of Landfills 21.9.2016 NY Times: Editorials
How can the enormous amount of wasted food in the United States be reduced?
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France bans plastic cups and plates 21.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
France has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates.
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California backs rules on emissions of methane 20.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento • Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that regulates for the first time greenhouse-gas emissions tied to dairy cows and landfills, an escalation of California’s efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based gases to include methane and other pollutants. The move by the Democratic governor targets a category of gases known as short-lived climate pollutants, which have an outsize effect on global warming despite their relatively short life in the atmosphere. Environmentalists ho...
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California governor backs rules on cow, landfill emissions 20.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that regulates for the first time greenhouse-gas emissions tied to dairy cows and landfills, an escalation of California’s efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based gases to include methane and other pollutants. The move by the Democratic governor targets a category of gases known […]
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From trash to triumph: The Recycled Orchestra 14.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum have toured the world with instruments made of garbage. They've played with Stevie Wonder and for the Pope. Now they're in a documentary.
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100 killed in dump site explosion in Benin 9.9.2016 New Kerala: World News
100 killed in dump site explosion in Benin
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Cleanup of toxic pollution from River Raisin nearly finished 8.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Cleanup of a southeastern Michigan river segment that flows into Lake Erie is nearly complete, another step toward restoring environmental health to some of the most heavily polluted sites in the Great Lakes and their tributaries, officials said Wednesday. Only a few weeks of dredging toxin-laced sediments remain before work […]
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NYC garbage dump world’s largest landfill-to-park project 3.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Diverse wildlife habitat. Acres of hilly grasslands. Creeks for kayaking and meadow trails for hiking and biking. This vibrant landscape at the edge of New York City was once Fresh Kills, the massive, stinking dump for Gotham’s garbage. Today, the 2,200-acre site on Staten Island is well on its way to […]
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NYC garbage dump world's largest landfill-to-park project 3.9.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- Diverse wildlife habitat. Acres of hilly grasslands. Creeks for kayaking and meadow trails for hiking and biking....
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State issues Twin Enviro's Milner Landfill compliance advisory 1.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Twin Enviro Resources owner Les Liman met with Routt County officials Aug. 30 as they participated in a conference call with inspectors from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, who have issued a compliance order requiring Liman and his staff to respond to a list of nine “deficiencies” found during a May 12 inspection at Twin Enviro’s Milner Landfill west of Steamboat Springs. The deficiencies were detailed in an Aug. 8 compliance letter to Twin Enviro Chief Financial Officer Marlin Mullett from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. They ranged from “uncovered” asbestos near the landfill’s confined asbestos handling area to ineffective storm water control practices that allowed soils and likely unfinished organic compost materials to be trapped in snow removal piles to run into a nearby wetland. Liman said the date of the inspection came at a challenging time, when the landfill site was in a period of significant precipitation even as snowmelt was taking place, which compounded ...
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California seeks methane limits in climate agenda 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Sacramento • California Democrats are taking further steps to advance the state’s ambitious climate-change agenda, agreeing to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time and approving $900 million in spending on environmental programs. The approval came in the final hours of the two-year legislative session Wednesday following a flurry of negotiations involving Gov. Jerry Brown, Democratic legislative leaders and the affected industries. It was approved just a w...
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California moves to add methane limits to climate agenda 1.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are taking further steps to advance the state’s ambitious climate-change agenda, agreeing to regulate methane emissions from landfills and dairy farms for the first time and approving $900 million in spending on environmental programs. The approval came in the final hours of the two-year legislative session Wednesday following a […]
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Governor, lawmakers reach deal for California climate funds 1.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved a $900 million spending package devoted to environmental programs Wednesday, hours after Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders agreed to spend nearly two-thirds of the available money generated by the state’s cap on carbon pollution. The deal, reached as lawmakers pressed to finish the two-year legislative session, […]
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Colorado asks Walmart to sell “ugly” produce in local stores 1.9.2016 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Walmart sells "ugly" produce for a discount in some states, but not Colorado. The state's food banks are pushing for the same service here.
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Phoenix Recycling aims to be regional hub 30.8.2016 Durango Herald
More materials could be kept out of regional landfills, now that Phoenix Recycling has opened a new plant.The facility on County Road 307 opened in July, and it could process all residential recyclables from haulers in La Plata, Montezuma and Archuleta counties, eliminating the need to use...
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Essential California: Black Lives Matter gets cool reception from some black churches 29.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Monday, Aug. 29. Steven Gerrard of the L.A. Galaxy just had his first In-N-Out burger. How was it? “Life changing.” Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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For decades, African American churches have played a central role in Los...

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What the Heck Is Up With California's Recycling Program? 28.8.2016 Mother Jones
Few states have a greener rep than California, and for good reason. The state has a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions, solar-energy production exceeding that of all other states combined , and, at the behest of Gov. Jerry Brown, it's now mulling new targets that would slash greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent of 1990 levels by 2030. The state has proved itself a national leader in environmental policy. All of which makes California's latest waste and recycling report , issued yearly by state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery ( CalRecycle ), so bewildering. It reveals that landfill waste in the state jumped to 33.2 million tons in 2015, a one-year increase of 2 million tons, contributing to last year's release of 200,000 extra metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. Per capita, each Californian now tosses 4.7 pounds of stuff into the landfill. The state's rate of recycling also dropped to 47 percent in 2015. That's the lowest rate since 2010 , and the first time since the state ...
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Shaftsbury water tests reveal minimal chemical contamination 27.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Peter Shumlin says testing of drinking water wells near the closed Shaftsbury landfill in Vermont show minimal contamination from a potentially cancer causing chemical. Of the 24 wells tested within a quarter mile of the landfill, 16 did not show any perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA. The Democratic Shumlin says […]
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Taxpayers spent $127 million on this New York golf course. Trump reaps the rewards. 26.8.2016 Washington Post
Donald Trump’s deal with New York to manage the public golf course allows him to keep almost every dollar that flows in while taxpayers cover utility bills.
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Deconstruction of an old house can provide huge tax benefits for property owners 25.8.2016 Washington Post
Deconstruction of an old house can provide huge tax benefits for property owners
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