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Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Lyft invests millions of dollars to offset its effect on climate change 19.4.2018 TechCrunch
Lyft, recognizing the impact of its ride-hailing platform on the environment, is making a “multi-million” dollar investment in carbon offsets. Within the first year of this effort, Lyft says it expects to be able to offset about one million metric tons of carbon. “The stark reality is that transportation is one of the largest sources of […]
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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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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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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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Town planning scheme: Uruli Devachi, Phursungi areas likely to get a makeover soon 30.3.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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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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Families of victims of Russia’s mall fire are angry. What does this mean for Putin's power? 29.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The protests at the local level highlight weak spots in Putin’s recentralized regime.
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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