User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste 29.7.2016 NPR News
The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
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Plastic Bags Are Horrible. But They Sure Can Be Beautiful 26.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
Plastic Bags Are Horrible. But They Sure Can Be Beautiful
Vilde Rolfsen collects plastic sacks and transforms them into stunning mountains, canyons, and rivers. The post Plastic Bags Are Horrible. But They Sure Can Be Beautiful appeared first on WIRED.
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Please don’t pollute the Potomac 23.7.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The coal-ash fight on the Potomac is far from over.
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Tension between Japanese government, Okinawa 22.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
Tokyo, July 22 : Conflicts reignited between the Japanese government and Okinawa prefecture, as the former sought to push ahead a widely-opposed US air base relocation plan by filing a fresh lawsuit on Friday, while resuming construction of helipads for US military despite strong local opposition.
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The Trump Files: The Time Donald Sued Someone Who Made Fun of Him for $500 Million 21.7.2016 Mother Jones
Until the election, we're bringing you "The Trump Files," a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Donald Trump being Donald Trump, he more than once aspired to build the world's tallest skyscraper. In 1984, it looked like he might get his chance. That July, Trump told the media he was eyeing a soon-to-be-constructed section of landfill on the East River in Lower Manhattan as the site for a 150-story tower. "New York City deserves to have the tallest and greatest building in the world, and I would be very interested in doing it," he told the New York Times. Trump's proposed 1,940-foot combination office, apartment, and hotel building would smash the height record then held by the Sears Tower in Chicago by nearly 500 feet. Reactions were skeptical. The Associated Press reported that Paul Goldstein, the manager of the community board for the area where the tower would stand, literally giggled as he considered the ...
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Wally the dead whale finally laid to rest in landfill 21.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A dead humpback whale that kept floating up near Southern California beaches has finally been laid to rest. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/2ad5vH9 ) says the rotting carcass of a 45-foot-long female named Wally was cut up on an Encinitas beach on Monday and trucked to a San Diego landfill. The […]
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San Diego moves to ban single-use plastic bags 21.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday voted to ban single-use plastic bags at large grocery stores, pharmacies and corner markets — becoming one of the last major cities in California to limit the disposable products.

“Citizens across the state have demonstrated the ability to transition to more...

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Whale carcass keeps washing up 20.7.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Wally the whale -- or its carcass, rather -- just keeps making it back to shore.
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Disasters unveil China’s open season of accountability 19.7.2016 Hindu: International
The trail of death and destruction left by Nepatrak, the first Typhoon that has hit the country’s  eastern coast this season, has led to the sacking of a number of senior officials.
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Wally, the whale that inspired in life and defied in death, is finally laid to rest 19.7.2016 Washington Post
Wally, the whale that inspired in life and defied in death, is finally laid to rest
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Crews cutting up dead whale that keeps floating to shore 18.7.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A dead humpback whale that keeps washing up on the Southern California coast after being towed out to sea is proving to be a headache for beach officials. A construction crew in Encinitas tried cutting up the rotting carcass Sunday but work was halted when part of a forklift snapped off. […]
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The US Throws Away as Much as Half Its Food Produce 14.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
The US Throws Away as Much as Half Its Food Produce
The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and vegetables means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry. The post The US Throws Away as Much as Half Its Food Produce appeared first on WIRED.
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Not In My Landfill: Georgia Residents Fight Plan To Store Toxic Coal Ash 13.7.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
In 2014, after disastrous spills and opposition from environmentalists, the Environmental Protection Agency imposed new rules on the storage of coal ash. Now utilities are planning to close down the ponds that hold the toxic ash, but it has to go somewhere. Environmentalists say the safest place for it is in securely lined landfills, such as the municipal landfill in Wayne County, Ga. Locals are fighting the plan, but there's not much they can do.
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Environmentalists, utilities eye Richmond coal ash trial 12.7.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Potentially cleaner rivers or possible higher electric prices. That is what’s at stake in an upcoming federal court ruling in Virginia that could have far-reaching effects on how energy companies dispose of the waste known as coal ash, left over from decades of burning coal. Spurred by high-profile coal ash spills […]
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San Francisco enacts broad ban on foam cups, coolers, toys 10.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
SAN FRANCISCO • San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings. In fact, people in San Francisco won’t be able to buy polystyrene foam coolers, kiddie pool toys or packing peanuts after supervisors approved a measure in June that goes far beyond the prohibition on foam food carryout containers in effect in dozens of cities and counties. Environmentalist are cheering San Francisco’s ban as the most comprehensive by a large U....
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San Francisco enacts broad ban on foam cups, coolers, toys 9.7.2016 Seattle Times: Local

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings. In fact, people in San Francisco won’t be able to buy polystyrene foam coolers, kiddie pool toys or packing peanuts after supervisors approved a measure in June that goes far beyond the […]
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San Francisco enacts broad ban on foam cups, coolers, toys 9.7.2016 AP Business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco, say goodbye to those squeaky, Styrofoam-like coffee cups that have long been a staple of picnic outings....
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Communities uneasy as utilities look for places to store coal ash 5.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In 2014, after disastrous spills and opposition from environmentalists, the EPA imposed new rules on the storage of coal ash. Two towns are pushing back against different ways of storing the ash.
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Rotting whale carcass sparks shark warning in Australia 5.7.2016 New Kerala: World News
Sydney, July 5 : A shark warning was issued on Tuesday in Western Australia after a 12-metre humpback whale weighing up to 40 tonnes washed up on a popular beach.
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Denver nonprofit keeps food out of the trash and feeds the hungry 4.7.2016 Denver Post: Lifestyles
We Don't Waste, a Denver-based non-profit, collects excess food from restaurants, caterers, grocery stores and other venues and redistributes it to food banks to help feed the needy.
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