User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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This GOP Candidate Says He's Cracking Down on Coal Pollution—but Green Groups Say That's BS 31.7.2014 Mother Jones
North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis is making an unusual argument —for a Republican. In recent weeks, he's accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan, of sabotaging critical environmental regulations because of her "cozy relationship" with a powerful energy company. At the same time, Tillis has trumpeted his own role in fighting for what he claims are tough new rules that will clean up the coal industry. But North Carolina environmentalists say he's full of it. "That's pretty bold, as a line of attack, considering the environmental record he's got," says DJ Gerken, an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center. The back-and-forth is the latest skirmish in the political war over one of the worst environmental disasters in the state's history. In February, a toxic waste dump at one of Duke Energy's coal-fired power plants ruptured and belched up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River. Thousands of people lost access to drinking water, and the river was polluted with toxins like ...
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Greener film shoots can also save costs, report says 31.7.2014 LA Times: Business
Film sets are notoriously wasteful places. Big movies can generate 225 tons of scrap metal, nearly 50 tons of construction and set debris, and 72 tons of food waste.
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The future of mobile technology, privacy 29.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Recent changes in cell phone and mobile technology rules could alter the future of the technology.
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Firefighters continue to gain on several wildfires 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fire crews spent Sunday continuing to wrap up most of the larger wildfires burning around the state. Firefighters fully contained the Rockport Fire on Sunday, which began in a yurt near the Summit County neighborhood of Rockport Estates on Friday afternoon. The fire had spread toward a nearby landfill, growing to about 120 acres. Elsewhere, the 1,400-acre Tunnel Hollow Fire was almost fully contained Sunday, at 95 percent. Lightning had ignited it about 5 miles east of Morgan, along the Weber Ri...
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Is it harmful to burn my rubbish? 27.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Our neighbourhood is blighted by fly-tipping. I wonder whether recycling policies are working. Im tempted to return to backyard bonfires to get rid of the small amount of rubbish our household produces mainly packaging. Wouldnt this be simpler?

If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk

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Oil drilling in North Dakota raises concerns about radioactive waste 27.7.2014 LA Times: Nation
Every weekday, about a dozen large garbage trucks peel away from the oil boom that has spread through western North Dakota to bump along a gravel road to the McKenzie County landfill.
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Ban sending leftover food to landfill, MPs say 24.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Longer warranties for goods and lower VAT on recycled products among committee's proposals to end 'disposal society'

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Microsoft reveals Surface Mini writeoff, phone sales 23.7.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Microsoft pretty much confirmed in today's earnings report that it scrapped the Surface Mini at the last minute.
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Letter: Salvage what’s usable before throwing away 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A home was recently torn down near my home in Murray. When the original owner built the home in the 1950s, he had marble imported from Italy for all the window sills in the house. When the home was demolished, all of this marble was smashed and sent to the landfill. In addition, the house had beautiful doors of natural birch wood and beautiful hardwood floors, all of which went to the landfill. We all live on this planet together. All resources are not renewable, and we all take the consequen...
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Verdict in Tsarnaev friend trial 21.7.2014 CNN: Top Stories
A federal jury on Monday found a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of obstructing the investigation into the 2013 attack.
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Tsarnaev Friend Found Guilty on Charges of Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice 21.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Tsarnaev Friend Found Guilty on Charges of Conspiracy, Obstruction of Justice
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The Innocent Lives of Flight 17: Parents, Children, Lovers, Friends 19.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: Page One
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Workers cleaning home mistook hanging body for mannequin, dumped it at Florida landfill 18.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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How the web is helping waste-pickers clean up Bangalore's rubbish 16.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

I Got Garbage project brings informal waste recyclers in India's IT capital face-to-face with the people who create the rubbish

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Carbon tax repeal: industry reassured it won't be pursued on price cuts 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

As senators debate bill, consumer watchdog says it will only enforce reductions for businesses in the energy sector

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Lumber dump troubles town with frequent fires 15.7.2014 AP Washington
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The man who owns one of Oregon's oldest organic wineries also has his name on a massive environmental fine at a long-burning dump across the state....
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Facing A Toxic Dump In South Africa, He Cleaned Up 14.7.2014 NPR Health Science
Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.
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Falcon Force: a natural patrol against crop pests 14.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Falcon Force: a natural patrol against crop pests
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Falcon Force: a natural patrol against crop pests 14.7.2014 Seattle Times: Local
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Coalition expected to drop refrigerant gases from carbon tax repeal laws 13.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Food companies will be legally exempt from passing on savings to customers after business backlash to PUP amendments

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