User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
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Earth Day 2017: You can help the planet by doing this one little thing 22.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Want to make a difference this Earth Day? Just do your best to cut down on the “single-use plastics” in your life.

That's a clunky term the experts use for all the disposable plastics that we use and discard every day, such as bags, water bottles, coffee cups and food containers. These plastics...

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How to be less of a jerk to the environment 22.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Earth Day is Saturday, so MPR News' digital team asked our environment reporters for some simple tips on how we can be better to the planet.
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Police detonate 19th-century cannonball found among antiques 20.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HULL, Mass. (AP) — An antiques collector in Massachusetts says he didn’t realize he had an explosive 19th-century cannonball sitting in his home until a bomb squad detonated the device. WFXT-TV reports (http://fox25.com/2oXCqbh ) that Bruce Wescott, of Hull, took the cannonball to a gun store Wednesday trying to sell it. He found the explosive, […]
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The hot new trend in food is literal garbage 19.4.2017 Washington Post
The hot new trend in food is literal garbage
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Father Woody Programs at Regis University finds new way to help homeless 18.4.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
The students working for Father Woody Programs at Regis University have a new service project that both helps the homeless and is eco-friendly as they convert plastic bags into pillows and sleeping mats.
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Two killed after garbage dump collapses in Colombo 15.4.2017 New Kerala: World News
Two killed after garbage dump collapses in Colombo
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Congress proposes to reclaim overburdened landfills 14.4.2017 Hindu: News
Party says it plans to work towards a ‘zero-landfill’ city by setting up segregation of waste at source
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Colorado clean-tech innovators draw investors — and a pledge of support from Sen. Michael Bennet 14.4.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Big money swirled around clean technology entrepreneurs at a government-backed forum in Denver Thursday as investors look to capitalize on a shift away from fossil fuels energy linked to climate change.
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Hotel wants to keep beds, furniture out of the dumps 13.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
A hotel near the base area of Steamboat Ski Resort is updating its rooms, and the owners don't want anything to go to waste. “That’s our goal is to keep everything out of the landfills,” Ptarmigan Inn general manager Ben Frank said. The Ptarmigan, located at 2304 Après Ski Way, has been working closely with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to find new homes for the beds, mini refrigerators, dressers, nightstands, framed pictures and other items that fill the 77 hotel rooms. The 26-inch televisions are being given away. Queen beds are $30, and the mini refrigerators are $25. “Certain items are much more popular than others,” Franko said. “Everybody wants a fridge for some cold beverages.” Anyone interested in taking home a piece of Ptarmigan history can stop by the hotel between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. They hope to have the items gone by Sunday. The hotel will then close for the off-season and reopen for Memorial Day with new furniture. In addition to selling items, the Ptarmigan has been working with ...
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This Utah garbage truck driver has the wheels -- and the skills -- to win 12.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Kearns • Rhonda Kitchen was born to drive a truck. The National Waste and Recycling Association recently recognized her abilities behind the wheel, making her the first woman to win its Driver of the Year award in the public sector. “It was in my blood before I was a twinkle in my daddy’s eye,” said Kitchen, laughing easily as she paused during a Monday morning recycling run in Kearns to answer questions about the award. She’s not joking. Her grandfather drove a garbage truck. Her uncle ran the ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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This driver has the wheels -- and the skills -- to win 12.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Kearns • Rhonda Kitchen was born to drive a truck. The National Waste and Recycling Association recently recognized her abilities behind the wheel, making her the first woman to win its Driver of the Year award in the public sector. “It was in my blood before I was a twinkle in my daddy’s eye,” said Kitchen, laughing easily as she paused during a Monday morning recycling run in Kearns to answer questions about the award. She’s not joking. Her grandfather drove a garbage truck. Her uncle ran the ...
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Rising waters imperil a world of progress in southern China delta 9.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The rising South China Sea and the overstressed Pearl River network lie about 3 feet or so below much of this new multitrillion-dollar development — and they are poised to drown decades of progress, scrambling global supply chains and raising prices on goods.
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Trump Wants to Decimate Superfund. Here's Why That Is Such a Terrible Idea. 6.4.2017 Mother Jones
When the White House unveiled its proposed budget for the upcoming year, environmentalists were outraged by the numbers. The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a steep 31 percent budget cut, and included in this were massive cuts to Superfund, a 37-year-old EPA program that cleans up and restores heavily polluted areas across the country. The proposal calls for reducing funding for the Superfund program from over $1 billion to just $762 million. Superfund was created through the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act in 1980 on the heels of the Love Canal disaster , when a massive landfill that was used as a municipal and chemical dumping ground caused countless environmental and health problems for an entire upstate New York community, including homes and a school. More than 1,700 sites have been added to the list since 1980, but as of 2013, only 370 had been cleaned up and removed from the list. The overwhelming majority continue to be in different stages of ...
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Crews tackle cleanup of trash, waste, needles around homeless shelter 1.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Health and safety crews spent three hours Friday morning clearing blankets, used needles and bottles filled with human waste from the blocks surrounding a downtown homeless shelter. “[It’s] stuff you would normally see in a landfill, frankly,” said Salt Lake County Health Department spokesman Nicholas Rupp. “There’s just a lot of debris.” The department regularly schedules community cleanup days to clear “public health hazards” from makeshift homeless camps, including along the Jordan River and ...
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Colorado Springs police shoot dog during arrest of father and son 30.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A father and son were arrested in Colorado Springs Wednesday and police shot the son's dog in the process.
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El Paso County authorities arrest seventh suspect in double murder of teens 30.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A seventh suspect has been arrested in the double homicide of teenagers in El Paso County.
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Search for missing Littleton woman in Commerce City landfill ends 30.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Authorities say they've concluded their four-month search of a Commerce City landfill for evidence of missing Littleton woman, Charlene Voight.
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Golden wants Rooney Road soccer fields to share space with solar garden, but needs voter OK first 29.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The city of Golden wants to install a community solar garden at Rooney Road Sports Complex, but it will need to get permission first to borrow some sun from the soccer players who use the field.
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Down in jungleland: It’s a Big, Bad World 26.3.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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Judge: Dominion's coal ash pollutes Virginia water 24.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Richmond, Va. • Arsenic is illegally flowing out of one of the sites where Virginia’s biggest utility stores coal ash and polluting surrounding waters, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Though U.S. District Judge John Gibney Jr. found Dominion Virginia Power had violated federal law with the discharges from a dormant power plant in Chesapeake, he didn’t impose a civil penalty, saying he saw no evidence that the discharge was harmful. Nor did he order the utility to remove the ash from the water’s ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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