User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Jun 22 2017 07:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Inmate, 20, at state facility in Lakewood commits suicide 22.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
A 20-year-old inmate committed suicide early Wednesday morning at the Mount View Youth Services Center in Lakewood.
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Semitruck crashes on U.S. 34, spills garbage along Big Thompson River 22.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
An 18-wheeler semitruck carrying loads of garbage crashed in the Big Thompson Canyon on Wednesday afternoon on its way from Estes Park to the Larimer County Landfill.
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Zinke pledges to enforce Obama-era methane rule amid rewrite 20.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the Trump administration will enforce an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production, even as it seeks to rewrite the rule to be more industry-friendly. Zinke told a Senate committee Tuesday that Interior will enforce those parts of the methane regulation […]
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EPA chief vows to speed up the cleaning of toxic Superfund sites. Communities wonder how. 19.6.2017 Washington Post
In a St. Louis suburb that is home to a nuclear waste dump, residents are skeptical of Scott Pruitt’s promise to prioritize the federal cleanup program, which the Trump administration has proposed slashing funding for by 30 percent. “My biggest fear is he’s just going to put a Band-Aid on it,” one said.
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New Utah facility will be able to power a Bountiful-size city by digesting food waste, turning it into natural gas 16.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
North Salt Lake • State and local officials broke ground for Utah’s first food digester Thursday morning in a project aimed at reducing landfill waste and harnessing unused renewable energy. The North Salt Lake facility, to be opened in late 2018, will deploy anaerobic digesters to grind and liquify food waste, then use water, heat and bacteria to convert it into methane gas to be used as natural gas and bio-solids to be converted into fertilizer. The project, called Wasatch Resource Recovery, ...
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Trump admin slows methane rules opposed by oil, gas industry 15.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying two Obama-era regulations aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production. The Environmental Protection Agency says it is seeking a two-year delay for oil and gas companies to follow a new rule requiring them to monitor and reduce methane leaks from their facilities. The […]
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Vivienne Westwood gives her advice on new designers and fashion waste 13.6.2017 BBC: Business
Dame Vivienne Westwood gives her advice to new designers and explains why she wants an end to 'fast fashion' backstage at her London Fashion Week Men's show.
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Cleaning Up the Superfund Mess 13.6.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Obama put climate gestures above toxic waste remedies.
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Douglas County teacher arrested in child sex exploitation case 9.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A Douglas County High School teacher has been arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child.
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Boulder investigators search Arkansas landfill for evidence in Ashley Mead murder 9.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Boulder investigators are on the third day of a search of an Arkansas landfill looking for evidence related to the grisly February murder of Ashley Mead, who is believed to have been killed in Boulder and dismembered in Louisiana.
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Carolyn Hax: Take a general step to try to bring friendship back to life 8.6.2017 Washington Post
Carolyn Hax: Take a general step to try to bring friendship back to life
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Twin Cities council to pay $1M in river pollution lawsuits 7.6.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Metropolitan Council in St. Paul has agreed to pay a manufacturing firm about $1 million to settle lawsuits over Mississippi River pollution. The settlement Monday ends the lawsuits between 3M Co. and the council, a regional planning and policy-making board for the Twin Cities metro area. The council and company blamed […]
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The Truth About Meal-Kit Freezer Packs 4.6.2017 Mother Jones
People love to complain about the wastefulness of meal-kit delivery companies like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. The baggies that hold a single scallion ! The thousands of miles of shipping ! The endless cardboard boxes ! Those problems are annoying, but ultimately they're not environmental catastrophes: The baggies don't take up all that much landfill space, the cardboard boxes are recyclable, and it's not clear whether shipping meal kits is less efficient than transporting food to grocery stores and then to homes. But there is a much better reason to criticize meal-kit companies—and as far as I can tell, few people are talking much about it. That's surprising, because it's actually the biggest (or heaviest, at least) thing in every meal-kit box: the freezer packs that keep the perishables fresh while they're being shipped. Blue Apron now sends out 8 million meals a month . If you figure that each box contains about three meals and two six-pound ice packs, that's a staggering 192,000 tons of freezer-pack ...
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Scott Pruitt, outspoken and forceful, moves to the center of power within the Trump administration 2.6.2017 Washington Post
Scott Pruitt, outspoken and forceful, moves to the center of power within the Trump administration
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Stop starving California's recycling program 2.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

By one important measure, California’s 30-year-old Beverage Container Recycling program has been a big success. Up until last year, more than 80% of qualifying plastic bottles, glass containers and aluminum cans were returned to recycling centers each year. Billions of bottles and cans that might...

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Preliminary cleanup plan for former Ascon landfill in Orange County is approved 2.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A preliminary step toward the final cleanup of the long-defunct Ascon landfill in Huntington Beach can begin after the city zoning administrator approved the plan this week.

Owner Cannery Hamilton Properties was requesting a development permit for abandonment of two oil wells beneath one of the...

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Is it art, or is it trash? Jeff Gillette wants you to stomp through his 'art landfill' 30.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Jeff Gillette invites you to trash his artworks — to step on them, kick them, wade through the hundreds of drawings and prints littering the floor of Gregorio Escalante Gallery in L.A.’s Chinatown. This is where Gillette’s solo show “Total Dismay” opened on Saturday. It’s where the artist has created...

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Plastic pollution doesn’t just make for an ugly beach day. It’s contaminating our food chain 29.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

There’s a big lie about plastic — that you can throw it away. But that’s not true; there is no “away.”

Plastic bottles, plastic bags, snack wrappers, foam takeout containers, foam coffee cups, packing materials: these common, everyday items make up 85% of our waste stream. These items aren’t biodegradable...

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A former Pentagon official left a legacy in D.C. How he ended up dead in a Delaware landfill remains a mystery. 27.5.2017 Washington Post
John “Jack” Parsons Wheeler III co-founded the organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and he was national director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Then he went missing in 2010. The discovery of his body was a shocking — and unsolved — end to his lifetime of service.
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An Air Force mortuary chief offered to let Pentagon officials see John Glenn’s body. Now it’s rekindled a military scandal. 27.5.2017 Washington Post
The investigation revives painful memories of a 2011 scandal that involved missing body parts, a mutilated corpse and other systemic problems.
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