User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Nov 24 2014 13:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'Landfill Dogs' face sad reality 24.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Homeless and ownerless, these shelter dogs could end up buried in the very landfill they are playing on.
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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells 20.11.2014 NPR Health Science
Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.
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Retailers collect old paint under new Minnesota recycling program 18.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Hardware and paint stores now collect old paint for free, with recycling costs factored into new purchases.
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To end food waste, change needs to begin at home 17.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic or paper.
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Atari games buried in landfill net $37,000 on eBay 17.11.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.
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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home 17.11.2014 NPR News
The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and food firms are taking responsibility, many consumers are not. A pilot EPA program aims to change that.
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Atari fan shells out $1,537 for worst game ever 17.11.2014 Durango Herald
ALAMOGORDO – What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.An old “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by Alamogordo officials.The games were part of a cache of some 800 Atari...
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U.S. base in Japan staying put for now 16.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
It took 17 years for the approval of plans to relocate a controversial U.S. military base in Japan, and now it appears those plans won't happen after all.
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In blow for Tokyo and Washington, Okinawa elects anti-base governor 16.11.2014 Washington Post
TOKYO – The Japanese prefecture of Okinawa is set to elect a new governor who vows to block the relocation of a controversial Marine Corps air station, in a set-back for both Tokyo and Washington. Although it is not clear whether Takeshi Onaga will be able to make good on his campaign promise to stop a new base from being built , his expected victory is sure to complicate American and Japanese plans to do ...
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Guest: How to fight climate change by harvesting wood 14.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Don’t just knock on wood; use it to fight global warming, writes guest columnist Bruce Lippke.
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Gulls switch to trash-diet as fish stocks run low 11.11.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Fertility and population declines in glaucous-winged gulls coincide with a switch away from eating fish to a low-nutrition terrestrial ...
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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste 8.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn't currently have any plans to do so, company officials said.
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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste 7.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Healthcare Environmental Services would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn't currently have any plans to do so, company officials said.
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Image of Asia: Child's play in a New Delhi ragpickers colony 7.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Massachusetts Food Waste Ban Goes Down Easy 5.11.2014 NPR News
Massachusetts law now says that if you throw out more than a ton of food waste a month, it can't go to a landfill. But many institutions had already begun composting waste or turning it into energy.
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Arrests could crack case of Mexico's missing students 4.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Investigators turned up human remains at hidden grave sites and arrested dozens of suspects after 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Mexico.
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Plastic-bag makers want you to overturn California's bag ban 4.11.2014 LA Times: Business
Listening to the plastic-bag industry oppose bans on their product is eerily similar to what carmakers said decades ago in opposition to seat belts and air bags.
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Nuclear waste must be out of sight, but not out of mind 2.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
Weve got an awful lot of nuclear waste to safely dispose of and its going nowhere without our help Continue reading...
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Ebola fear keeps ashes of victim’s belongings in limbo 1.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Nearly a month after workers in hazmat suits cleaned up Thomas Duncan’s apartment in Dallas, the ash from incinerated household goods has been blocked from going to a landfill in Louisiana.
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Ebola fear keeps ashes of victim’s belongings in limbo 1.11.2014 Seattle Times: Health
Nearly a month after workers in hazmat suits cleaned up Thomas Duncan’s apartment in Dallas, the ash from incinerated household goods has been blocked from going to a landfill in Louisiana.
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