User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Alabama is sick of New York’s poop 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sometimes a news story just makes you go 'huh'. So it is with the story from Alabama, where a train full of feces from New Jersey and New York has been torturing a town for several months and the town is sick of it.
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'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town 18.4.2018 AP National
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train' 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Costa Coffee vows to boost cup recycling 18.4.2018 BBC: Business
The UK's biggest coffee chain says it will recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020.
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Here's what you can do about plastic pollution 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Under current conditions, 13.2 billion tons of plastic will be either litter or in landfills by 2050. However, addressing this issue isn't a hopeless cause, and there are some things we can do about it.
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Russians protest garbage dumps blighting Moscow region 14.4.2018 AP Business
MOSCOW (AP) -- Large protests have taken place in nine cities and towns in the Moscow region over pollution from landfills and against government plans to build a garbage incinerator....
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World’s first microfactory to help tackle e-waste hazard 9.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
It can turn glass, plastic and timber into commercial materials and other products
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What to do about the poo choo-choo? Alabama town deals with a smelly situation 8.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The smelly contents have been there since February. At one point, as many as 250 containers of poop -- some 10 million pounds -- were sitting, parked off the tracks, in Parrish, pop. 982.
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Michael Blagg sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife in Grand Junction in 2001 5.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
For the second time, a jury has convicted Michael Blagg of killing his wife, Jennifer, and dumping her body in a trash bin in Grand Junction in 2001. The couple’s 6-year-old daughter went missing and has never been found.
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Under the sea: Fighting Greece's plastic trash problem 5.4.2018 AP Top News
LEGRENA, Greece (AP) -- Dressed all in black and preparing his diving gear with loud zips and clicks, George Sarelakos looks like he's part of a Greek naval operation ready to storm an island or take down smugglers....
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Under the sea: Fighting Greece’s plastic trash problem 5.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Dressed all in black and preparing his diving gear with loud zips and clicks, George Sarelakos looks like he’s part of a Greek naval operation ready to storm an island or take down smugglers.
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Two new Welsh taxes 'raising £1bn' take effect 1.4.2018 BBC: Business
The first Wales-only taxes for 800 years are expected to bring in around £1bn over four years.
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Killing homeless shelter plan was 'courageous,' Huntington Beach mayor says 29.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Huntington Beach leaders expressed thanks to the Orange County Board of Supervisors for its vote Tuesday to scrap a plan to have county staff study moving hundreds of homeless people to temporary shelters in Huntington, Laguna Niguel and Irvine.

In its 4-0 vote, the board opted to come up with...

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How the EPA Abandoned This Polluted Town 28.3.2018 Mother Jones
The residents of Uniontown, a poor, majority-black town in rural Alabama, are used to being ignored by the federal government. For years they have fought against the Arrowhead landfill, a site that they say is negatively impacting the environment and forcing residents to cope with offensive odors, upper respiratory infections, headaches, and vomiting among other symptoms. The Environmental […]
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Protesters livid about noxious landfill chuck snowballs at Russian official 22.3.2018 Washington Post
Protesters livid about noxious landfill chuck snowballs at Russian official
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Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into plastic gold 22.3.2018 AP Top News
KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel (AP) -- Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. "This is the mine of the future," he beams....
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Backlash kills planned homeless shelter in Huntington Beach — just two days after being proposed 22.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel on Wednesday withdrew her support for placing a homeless shelter on the site of an abandoned landfill in Huntington Beach — just two days after voting to direct county staff to develop a plan for emergency shelters on county-owned land there and at two other...

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Don't put homeless shelter in our city, Huntington Beach officials say 21.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Huntington Beach officials are pushing back against an Orange County proposal to temporarily house up to 100 homeless people in an emergency shelter on county-owned land in the city.

Huntington Beach City Atty. Michael Gates said the City Council authorized him during a closed session Monday to...

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Children to be evacuated after landfill leak outside Moscow 21.3.2018 Washington Post: World
The governor of the Moscow region says he’s working to evacuate children from a town where dozens have been hospitalized because of gas poisoning linked to a toxic landfill.
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Starbucks commits $10M for greener coffee cup 21.3.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Starbucks is making a $10 million commitment to develop a greener coffee cup that is fully recyclable and compostable....
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