User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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'Gullstravaganza" on tap this Saturday 17.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Great Salt Lake Audubon is sponsoring its seventh annual Utah Birders “Gullstravaganza” Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is a $5 donation to the organization. Every winter, California Gulls congregate on the edges of the Great Salt Lake to search for food at nearby landfills, parks, wildlife management areas and anywhere with open water. Other gills that stray from their normal winter ranges often join these birds. According to Great Salt Lake Audubon, this creates a mix of thousands o...
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Ikea sustainability report reveals the firm sent zero waste to landfill in 2016 16.1.2017 BBC: Business
An Ikea sustainability report has revealed the Swedish furniture firm even managed to make a small profit on its UK waste.
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Chargers' move a risky proposition for more than just the team 13.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gambling isn’t allowed in the NFL, but this Chargers relocation feels like one big roll of the dice.

There’s extreme anger in San Diego, where betrayed fans are discarding their Chargers jerseys in front of team headquarters. And there’s apathy in Los Angeles, where the arrival of a second team...

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Deer carcasses, heads dumped near public trail 8.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Several dozen deer carcasses seized by law enforcement were piled up on public land near a Rochester community college and a public wildlife trail, prompting complaints from the public.
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Yakima officials eye mandatory recycling 7.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Officials are looking at establishing a mandatory curbside recycling program as early as 2020. Garbage rates go up Sunday in order to begin saving enough money to carry out the program.
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Kitty litter helps Wyoming bentonite get past drilling slump 4.1.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets’ business. [...] two of the biggest uses are in kitty litter and drilling mud, the goop pumped down oil and gas wells during drilling to keep the bit cool and carry cuttings to the surface. Over the past two years, bentonite mining companies that do a lot of business with the oil-field services industry suffered while the oil and gas industry experienced its worst slump in 20 years or more. [...] oil and gas prices have recovered somewhat, and petroleum companies look to drill more soon. Cat litter has helped the industry ride out the oil and gas downturn, said Wyoming Mining Association Executive Director Travis Deti. Drilling mud accounts for the largest portion of Wyo-Ben’s business, while kitty litter and environmental lining round out the company’s top three markets, Magstadt said. Bentonite kitty litter isn’t terribly kind to the ...
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Oil drilling and kitty litter lift the fortunes of Wyoming miners 3.1.2017 LA Times: Business

The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets' business.

More than 90% of the bentonite mined in the U.S. and almost half worldwide comes from beds of ancient volcanic ash in Wyoming....

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Kitty litter helps Wyoming bentonite past drilling slump 2.1.2017 AP Business
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets' business....
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Kitty litter helps Wyoming bentonite past drilling slump 2.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets’ business. Over 90 percent of all bentonite mined in the U.S. and almost half worldwide comes from beds […]
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How to spend more mindfully in the new year 29.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

Mindfulness and meditation can ease chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Now some money experts say awareness tools such as these can help you avoid impulse purchases and create a spending plan that reflects your values. There’s no single definition of mindfulness, but Leah Weiss, who teaches leading with mindfulness and compassion at Stanford University’s Graduate […]
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Rocky Mountain Power will pay state $15K for spill that sent coal ash into river 28.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Rocky Mountain Power has agreed to pay just over $15,000 in penalties to the state Division of Water Quality to resolve this past summer’s release of coal ash into the Price River. According to the proposed settlement, which is pending approval by the Division of Water Quality while the state collects public comment, Rocky Mountain Power agreed to pay a $13,000 penalty for the spill, and will also reimburse the state for just over $2,000 in administrative expenses accrued while responding to the... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Paralyzed Douglas County detective Dan Brite discharged from rehabilitation hospital 24.12.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A Douglas County sheriff's detective who was shot and paralyzed from the waist down has been discharged from a hospital that specializes in spinal cord injuries.
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Moffat County authorities ID worker struck, killed by “heavy, metal object” at landfill 23.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Authorities in Moffat County have identified the 58-year-old worker struck in the head and killed Thursday by a heavy metal object in an industrial accident at a landfill near Craig.
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Moffat County employee dies in landfill accident 23.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A Moffat County employee died Thursday in an industrial accident at the county landfill.
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Japan court rules in favour of US base relocation 20.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
Japan court rules in favour of US base relocation
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Solar power project at Northeast US military base underway 20.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A solar power project officials say is the largest in the military in the Northeastern U.S. is moving forward. Groundbreaking was set for Tuesday at a capped landfill on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The base is about 18 miles southeast of Trenton, New Jersey. Plans call for the installation of more […]
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Welsh budget funding deal with Treasury expected 19.12.2016 BBC: Business
A new agreement on the funding the Welsh Government gets from the UK Treasury is expected.
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Op-ed: Holiday packaging is even prettier if it's recycled 18.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Most of us love the holidays. We love the giving, receiving and the look on friends and family’s faces when they tear open the gift-wrap and open the box. If they are kids, they ask us to undo the twist ties, cut open the plastic, and take their dolls or action figures out of the plastic shipping mold and out of the secondary plastic packaging. Before you know it, you have several bags of holiday debris. Many of us shop online now, which adds an additional aspect of packaging. Shipping requires ...
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Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas fetal remains rules 16.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has blocked until at least next month Texas rules mandating burial or cremation for fetal remains that would have taken effect Monday. Austin-based U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks granted a temporary restraining order sought by national advocacy groups. They sued to stop the Texas health department’s new rules. […]
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Lawsuit challenges new Texas rules over fetal remains 13.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to prevent Texas from requiring hospitals and abortion clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains rather than disposing of them in a sanitary landfill, as they most often currently do with such remains and other biological medical waste. The lawsuit filed in a federal […]
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