User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again 27.3.2015 NPR News
Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.
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Conquering the South China Sea 26.3.2015 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
The U.S. dawdles as China extends its maritime domination.
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You Think Your City Is Full Of Trash? Ha! 23.3.2015 NPR Health Science
Welcome to Kathmandu — or as some call it, Trashmandu. Even in the best of times, rubbish piles up everywhere. Now things have gotten worse.
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The way to strike gold is to have a mine like a sewer 23.3.2015 New Scientist: Focus on America
Human waste contains enough valuable metals that it could be worth mining, but we'll need to find the right ...
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In Lucas Museum fight, preservationists are protecting parking lots 21.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
In Lucas Museum fight, preservationists are protecting parking lots
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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution 18.3.2015 NPR News
A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. They want to move the waste to two abandoned clay mines.
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Seriously, These Art Pieces Are Garbage 12.3.2015 Wired Top Stories
It’s hard to scan Vincent Skoglund’s photographs and not reflect on the colossal amount of junk we ...
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Communities Talk Trash as They Find More Extreme Ways to Recycle 12.3.2015 Wall St. Journal: Page One
PORTLAND, Ore.—When it comes to the mellow mantra “reduce, reuse, recycle,” the laid-back West Coast is hard core.
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Observer Ethical Awards: 10 years of winners 8.3.2015 Guardian: Environment
Previous winners of the Observer Ethical Awards have gone on to great things, from protecting our seas to reinventing fashion. As this year’s nominations roll in, we catch up with some eco warriors from a decade of the ‘Green Oscars’ Continue reading...
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Fifty years after Selma, Alabama at the heart of a new civil rights struggle 7.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Half a century ago, the Selma to Montgomery march represented a watershed in modern American life. But this weekend, activists will fight in Alabama with a broader focus – for change in gay rights, immigration and the environment When Esther Calhoun marches across the Edmund Pettus bridge this weekend, it will be for a right she says is more fundamental than the vote. “I want to breathe clean air,” she said. Her home in Uniontown, 30 miles west of Selma, is described by environmentalists as one of the most polluted, exploited and contaminated towns in Alabama, a state with notoriously lax environmental ...
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Organizers behind proposed NFL stadium in LA suburb file paperwork for ballot initiative 5.3.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Backers of Carson NFL stadium plan file ballot initiative as first step 5.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Backers of a proposed NFL stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders filed a ballot initiative in Carson on Wednesday afternoon that is the first step in clearing the way for the $1.7-billion project.
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Lib Dems promise to triple flytipping fines to £9m 4.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Increased fines would target businesses that dump rubbish on an industrial scale in Britain’s parks, hedgerows and roadsides

Fines for companies caught flytipping on an industrial scale should triple to £9m, the Liberal Democrats have said.

The increased penalities would target businesses that avoid paying landfill tax by dumping rubbish in hedgerows, parks and roadsides, and follows a 20% increase in such incidents in 2013-14.

Related: Man jailed for record tyre dumps

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Five things we've learned about the state of the UK's environment 3.3.2015 Guardian: Environment

Every five years the European Environment Agency reports on the state of Europe’s environment – here’s how the UK fares in its latest update

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Suspicious workers call police after former Oregon governor, fiancée visit landfill 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Waste not, want not: how the rubbish industry learned to look beyond landfill 27.2.2015 Guardian: Environment

With rise of incineration and heavy taxes, refuse management has evolved beyond mere dumps – but sector experts warn of complacency over recycling

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A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube 25.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube

The plastic elements look like ropes made out of Play-doh.

The post A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube appeared first on WIRED.


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3 detained in biggest protest yet of U.S. base on Okinawa 23.2.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
At least 2,000 demonstrators gathered in opposition of the start of construction of a new U.S. Marine base on Okinawa. Three were detained, protesters and local news media said.
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Denver checkout bag fee is dead, but backers hope to bring issue back 23.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver's proposal to make customers pay 5 cents per disposable grocery bag spent the last year on life support — until last week, when the City Council pulled the plug.
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ABC-7 news crew helps rescue motorist on Lake Shore Drive 23.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Evelyn Holmes and photographer John Truitt are accustomed to documenting the news, not participating in the ...
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