User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Father and son first responders die less than a year apart from cancer linked to 9/11 recovery 17.8.2017 Washington Post
Father and son first responders die less than a year apart from cancer linked to 9/11 recovery
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Paper or plastic? Chicago bag tax is encouraging shoppers to say 'neither' 7.8.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amid the grousing over the county's new tax on sweetened beverages, the six-month anniversary of Chicago's disposable bag tax passed largely unnoticed last week. The tax, designed to curb the use of disposable bags that often wind up in landfills, drew plenty of griping when Chicago retailers ...
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Batteroo Brings Revolutionary Technology to the Rechargeable Battery Market with Batteroo ReBoost 7.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2017 : Batteroo Inc., makers of the Batteroo Boost sleeve that extends the usable life of disposable batteries, today introduced two new products in a family of revolutionary technology solutions that enables rechargeable batteries to not only be compatible in alkaline-only devices for the first time but also delivers more consistent battery lifecycles with every charge - the Batteroo ReBoost SmartSleeve and Batteroo ReBoost SmartShell.
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Kitchen fire at Camp Ramah in Jefferson County evacuates 130 children 7.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A kitchen fire that broke out around 3 a.m. Monday spread to nearby pine trees at Camp Ramah in Jefferson County triggering the evacuation of about 130 children, authorities say.
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From spectacular vistas to the pits: A decades-long public land battle continues in the California desert 7.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Plans to construct a hydropower project next to Joshua Tree National Park continue the long battle over Eagle Mountain.
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Higher rates, missed pickups: L.A. is hearing a rash of complaints about its new waste removal system 7.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Eight months ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted to overhaul the way trash is picked up at tens of thousands of businesses and large residential buildings, giving the work exclusively to a select group of companies.

Backers of the program, championed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, said the new system...

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Permits show drilling and development are on collision course in northeastern Colorado 6.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The clash between growing communities and oil and gas production in northeastern Colorado, heightened by a deadly home explosion this spring, will only intensify in coming years, a Denver Post analysis of drilling permits suggests.
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You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems 29.7.2017 NPR News
We're going to tell you anyway.
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Colorado Divide: The Dust Bowl redefined agriculture in this corner of Colorado, but dwindling population looks to move past time warp 28.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
In the years since the Dust Bowl, Baca County has been recast as a smarter, more efficient agricultural workhorse, but also a less populous area of around 3,700 where empty storefronts stare blankly onto Springfield’s Main Street. The absence of a more diverse economy remains a point of frustration for some who see the county stuck in a time warp.
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Ontario Sharps Collection Program Offers Safe Disposal of Used Medical Devices 26.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
OTTAWA, July 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Ontario's community pharmacies have become the collection point of choice for those who need to dispose of their used needles, syringes, lancets and alike, says the Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA) which oversees the Ontario Sharps Collection Program.
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Klean Kanteen and Subaru Launch Multi-Year Partnership with Shared Sustainability Goal 26.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
CHICO, Calif., July 26, 2017 : Klean Kanteen is proud to announce a new multi-year brand partnership with Subaru of America, Inc., rolling out in July 2017.
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Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost? 26.7.2017 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. Given how President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency with regulatory rollbacks and deep proposed budget cuts, it may come as no surprise that the Office of Environmental Justice is on the chopping block. This tiny corner of the EPA was established 24 years ago to advocate for […]
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EPA chief says agency will create ‘top 10’ list for Superfund cleanup 26.7.2017 Washington Post
Scott Pruitt said he will follow a special task force's report designed to help him cut through red tape and lead to faster decontamination of sites nationwide where nearby residents are in harm's way.
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City using goats to tame vegetation at closed landfill 25.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire city has turned to a herd of hungry goats to tame the vegetation at its closed landfill. The public works department in Keene said Monday it brought in 30 goats in June to munch on the grass and shrubs at the fenced-in landfill. They are joined by Enzo, […]
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The first century of plastic will end with more than 13 billion tons of plastic trash 21.7.2017 LA Times: Science
Humans make more plastic than just about anything. And it will be with us for a very long time.
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Our lifestyle choices turning Earth into 'plastic planet' 21.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 21 : The 'Age of Plastic' is coming and if the pollution levels continue to rise, Earth will soon turn into a plastic planet.
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Coal Ash: Coming to a Town Near You? 20.7.2017 Mother Jones
The United States still relies on coal to provide 30 percent of its electricity, and a typical plant produces more than 125,000 tons of coal ash—the byproduct of burning coal—every  year. For decades, power companies dumped this product, which can contain toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury, into unlined ponds that had the potential to leak and […]
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Stella McCartney shoots fall 2017 campaign in a landfill 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The shoot explored the idea of waste and consumption.
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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It 20.7.2017 NPR News
A researcher tallied how much has been manufactured since plastic's invention: "Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount."
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There's literally a ton of plastic garbage for every person on Earth 20.7.2017 Washington Post
Seven billion tons is stuck on Earth as garbage in landfills or littering the environment, including deep oceans, a new study found.
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