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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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Fight over ashes from Ebola victim's apartment show difficulty in disposing of Ebola waste 1.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo 1.11.2014 AP National
It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother....
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Does an Ebola quarantine make sense? 29.10.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Neither side in the Ebola quarantine debate has presented enough facts to buttress its beliefs about healthcare workers returning to the U.S. from the three afflicted West African nations. But the weight of evidence falls strongly against the use of mandatory quarantines for those who worked...
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How councils are using clever ideas to increase recycling rates 27.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Frequent waste collection and knocking on doors of those who contaminate bins is reducing what goes to landfill

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Government urged to tackle stalled recycling rates in England 22.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

More political action is needed to reduce waste and improve recycling rates to meet EU targets by 2020, says report by MPs

Ministers have stepped back from efforts to encourage people to recycle their rubbish just as growth in recycling rates in England has reached a plateau, MPs have said.

Householders are still confused over what can and cannot be recycled and only a quarter of them recycle waste correctly, they said.

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Wisconsin DNR urges homeowners to compost, mulch fallen leaves 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Calm down, America, Ebola isn't about to kill us all 21.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Trash first look review Stephen Daldry forages into a favela mystery 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Stunning performances from a trio of young Brazilian actors save Daldrys compelling tale of corruption from a rubbish ending Last summer the world gathered in Rio for the World Cup in which the home team suffered a loss of historic proportions. In the lead-up to the games, demonstrators took to the streets to protest against misspent public funds allocated to the sporting event while 20% of Brazilians live in poverty. Numerous homegrown movies and documentaries have shed a spotlight on rampant corruption, injustice and police brutality, but Brazil is still a place of sunshine and carnival for many Europeans, though not Stephen Daldry, whose new film Trash, screening at the 2014 Rome international film festival and opening in the UK in January, is set in seedy favelas and landfills where pickers forage for a living. One such forager is 14-year-old Raphael Fernandez (Rickson Tevez, in a stunning debut), who finds a wallet containing a wad of cash, a flip-book photo of a little girl and the key to a ...
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's amazing photos from space 20.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

The guitar-strumming spaceman Chris Hadfield is releasing a new book You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes featuring stunning images of the Earth captured while in orbit. Here are some of his best snaps
Find out what tastes better, space food or plane food, in our Q&A with Chris Hadfield

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Scottish shops start charging for bags 19.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
Charge of at least 5p a carrier bag introduced in bid to emulate 70% fall in usage in Wales and Northern Ireland Continue reading...
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EPA orders Navy to fix problems at former dump 16.10.2014 AP Washington
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Navy to fix problems associated with a former hazardous dump near Port Orchard....
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Mayor wants to bring composting program to Mpls. homes 16.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Mayor Betsy Hodges wants organic material turned into compost instead of going to landfills or incinerators. But the city's recycling fees would increase by more than 20 percent.
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A 3-D Printed Seat With a Cellular Structure That Molds to Your Butt 15.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
The designer took cues from sea sponges and other naturally occurring structures that have a springy feel, but are a made from a single ...
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Low rates of PFCs found in east metro produce 15.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Residents of the east Twin Cities metro whose drinking water contained perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, in the past shouldn't worry about their soil or garden produce, according to a study from the state Department of Health.
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Get up to speed 14.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
NBC's medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating quarantine. The husband of the Ebola-stricken Spanish nurse lashes out. And chocolate companies join in the fight against Ebola.
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Race to figure out how nurse got infected 14.10.2014 Telegraph: International
Dallas, Oct. 13 (Reuters): Health investigators were racing today to figure out how a nurse in Texas contracted ebola even though she used protective equipment when treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week.
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US needs to rethink Ebola infection controls says CDC chief 14.10.2014 CNN-IBN: World
he case of a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a dying Liberian patient shows that the United States needs to rethink how it addresses infection control as an outbreak of the deadly virus spreads beyond West Africa, a top US health official said on Monday.
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Louisiana A.G. opposes burial of burned items linked to Ebola victim 13.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Burned items associated with a Liberian man who died from Ebola in a Dallas hospital last week could be barred from a Louisiana landfill if the state's attorney general gets his way.
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