User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Repurposing fills gap for nonrecyclable junk 12.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
Repurposing fills gap for nonrecyclable junk
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Murder suspect Michael Blagg remains in jail, for now 10.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
GRAND JUNCTION — Michael Blagg no longer is a convicted murderer, but he remains behind bars in Mesa County for the time being as attorneys, a district judge and the Colorado ...
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Colorado finds one man’s debris is another man’s treasure 9.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Longmont, Colo. • While area landfills still are receiving flood debris a year after the storms, some water experts believe too much might have been cleaned up and could in time hurt the rivers. The piles of muck-coated possessions of residents hit hardest by the September 2013 floodwaters mostly are gone from view, but every big rain that scours a river channel pries loose more debris. Shards of metal, splintered wood, fractured drywall, ripped carpet, fence pickets and tattered plastic still c...
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Endless flow of flood debris is one man's trash, another's treasure 8.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
While area landfills still are receiving flood debris a year after the storms, some water experts believe too much might have been cleaned up and could in time hurt the rivers.
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99 of Swedens waste reused more imported from other European countries 7.9.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The Scandinavian country has 32 wastetoenergy WTE plants where garbage is incinerated to produce steam which in turn is used to run generator turbines and produce ...
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Computer-age debate: Shut down nightly or put it to sleep? 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
 
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Airlines: Saving lives with trashed leather 29.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Southwest Airlines has enough surplus leather to fill the Empire State Building. The airline is using it to save Africa.
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Andy Kennedy and Emilie Rogers: Recycle drop-off spots 29.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
We at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, in partnership with Routt County, Waste Management, Twin Enviro and the city of Steamboat Springs, have spent the past two years struggling to provide adequate options for the high demand on our public recycling drop-off locations. As you may know, in January, Waste Management had to begin charging for recycling drop off at their Downhill Drive location, due to the increasing expense that recycling has incurred. While these recyclable products can be sold (plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, metals), the value of those products is extremely low (and still dropping), the process requires manpower, trucking/transportation and other expensive overhead, and therefore recycling can be two to five times more expensive than the disposal of waste in a traditional landfill. But recycling is still the right thing to do. It helps with: protecting our environment, reducing our impact on the planet and preserving our beautiful open spaces for generations to come. We and our ...
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Free, drop-off recycling program meets demise in Steamboat 29.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
After Saturday, recycling for some Steamboat Springs area residents will require a little more effort and possibly money. The era of free, drop-off recycling that was started in 2007 will no longer be available at the Safeway parking lot. "Due to financial restraints, we had to terminate the service," said Emilie Rogers, with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Options still exist for people who do not have access to curbside recycling, and Rogers said her group is working with the city of Steamboat Springs, Routt County and a Denver consultant to come up with a long-term solution. For years, large roll-away dumpsters were available for residents to drop off recycling, but they were almost too popular. They overflowed, and people dropped off their recycling next to the dumpster. Routt County had been paying for the service, Rogers said. It was relied on by people who did not have curbside pick-up, such as those who lived in complexes that did not offer recycling. In May, Twin Enviro Services took ...
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Mapping the web of disease in Nairobi's invisible city 28.8.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
Peter Guest discovers how studying the way diseases jump from animals to humans sometimes means wrestling pigs in a slum that doesn't officially ...
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Photo highlights of the day 26.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including, tango, surfing, a white dinner in NYC, and Scarlett fever on the red carpet

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Abandoned landfills polluting UK rivers, research finds 26.8.2014 Guardian: Environment

More than 27 tonnes of ammonium leaches from an Oxford wetland into the River Thames every year, reports the Natural Environment Research Council

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Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds 26.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
There are a variety of tools and technologies for spooking unwanted birds, but Nico Nijenhuis is undoubtedly working on the ...
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5 sustainable boondoggles, greenwashing all the way to the bank 25.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
From SeaWorlds Cup That Cares to an underground beer fridge, these products are trying to tout green creds that may not exist Painting a green veneer on consumer goods is far from a new marketing tactic. In 1992, the Federal Trade Commission issued its first Green Guide, aimed at squelching greenwashing long before greenwashing was a household word. Its hard to blame marketers, really. Its not that hard to find low-hanging fruit: non-discerning, green-minded consumers, eager to buy bright, shiny new products that will help them lighten their footprint on Mother Earth. Thankfully, the volume of egregiously greenwashed boondoggles has decreased in recent years. But it has not, as we shall see below, been washed away. Weve picked out some of our favorite dubious green products and rated them on a scale of Meh to 100% ...
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Inside Addis Ababa's Koshe rubbish tip: where hundreds literally scratch a living 22.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
At the end of her journey to trace the life of a typical flip-flop from oilfield to factory to street to trash Caroline Knowles was confronted with the Ethiopian capitals largest landfill site My first sight of Koshe, Addis Ababas giant 50-year-old landfill site, is from the highway. It runs alongside it, and away from the road as far as the eye can see: a giant, murky, grey-brown raised area of partially decomposed rubbish, with occasional bright specks of colour. As my hopes rise from having found it, my heart sinks as I try to take it in. The interpreter I have engaged for this mission through my contacts, a junior academic at Addis Ababa University, is not keen on going ahead. Leaving the taxi and crossing the highway by the bridge, I try to absorb the panoramic view afforded by this elevated viewpoint over the highway. Food comes from some place and a guy is going into the truck and he is injured and they take him to hospital but he died. Also someone else lost their legs in an encounter with a ...
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Landfill-free Boulder County could mean greater ash borer risk nearby 22.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Officials in communities directly outside Boulder County aren't keen on a decision made late last year by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to place areas free of the destructive ...
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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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