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10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go? 21.12.2014 AP Top News
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland....
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10 years on, tsunami-hit city is cleaned up but concerns linger over hazardous waste 21.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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First federal standards on power plant coal ash treat it like garbage; avoid 'hazardous' label 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage 19.12.2014 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material....
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America’s Second-Biggest Form Of Waste Is About To Be Federally Regulated For The First Time 19.12.2014 Think Progres

The rule is expected to include requirements on how coal ash should be disposed, how existing coal ash pits should be cleaned up, whether coal ash should be designated as a hazardous material, and who should be responsible for enforcing the rules.

The post America’s Second-Biggest Form Of Waste Is About To Be Federally Regulated For The First Time appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Walker to review use of hunting, fishing fees to cover costs related to iron ore mine 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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A New Kind Of Polluter: How 2014 Became The Year Of Fossil Fuel Waste 16.12.2014 Think Progres

Many of this year's major fossil fuel disasters came from a more insidious source -- not the fuels themselves, but the waste products they create.

The post A New Kind Of Polluter: How 2014 Became The Year Of Fossil Fuel Waste appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Cultivating Climate Justice Through Compost: The Story of Hernani 14.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Compost pile via Shutterstock) When the people of Hernani, Spain, began a residential compost system, they weren’t looking to become heroes of the movement for climate justice. Like thousands of other towns around the world, they were simply looking for an alternative to incineration and the pollution it brings. Hernani is located in Basque country, in the province of Gipuzkoa. In 2002, the Gipuzkoa landfill was nearly full, and the provincial government proposed building two new incinerators to burn the trash. The citizens of Hernani and other municipalities of the province immediately joined together in opposition . In a particularly impressive action, hundreds took the streets for what they called a “zero waste flash mob dance.” Not only did Hernani fight the incinerator plans (and very creatively), they also began implementing zero waste strategies that would help eliminate the need to burn or bury waste at all. Within a few years, Hernani became a center of composting excellence. To start, ...
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Give + Take Swap Boutique in Santa Monica gets points for ingenuity 13.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
At first glance, the window display spotlighting a pair of sexy Prada heels could belong to any number of high-end boutiques in Santa Monica.
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How the Circular Economy Offers New Business Opportunities 11.12.2014 Inc
How the Circular Economy Offers New Business Opportunities
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Turning Unwanted Goods Into New Sales, Optoro Raises $40 Million 10.12.2014 TechCrunch
 Optoro has raised $40 million to expand its business turning the rejected and disused purchases of our voraciously hyper-consumer culture into new sales for businesses. Read ...
Roof experts say pigeon poop problem grows in Fairbanks; excrement damages metals, sealants 9.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Borrowing from landfill fund loan costs Minnesota millions 9.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Taking from the trash has wound up costing Minnesota big bucks.
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Concede Nothing: Democrats In The South 8.12.2014 Esquire
My friend, Mountaineer Mike Tomasky -- Have fun at the Liberty Bowl, dude! --has raised him some ruckus by opining that the Democratic party basically should tell the Deep South to sod off for about the next 10 election cycles. He maintains that it's...
With Landfill Fund Loan, State Costs Piled Up 8.12.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)Taking from the trash has wound up costing Minnesota big bucks. Custodians of the state treasury forked out $61 million this year — and owe about $40 million over the next few years — to repay a loan half that size from the state's Closed Landfill Investment Fund. The fund is administered by pollution regulators to pay for programs that ensure proper environmental attention is given to more than 100 closed landfills.
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Minnesota lawmakers learn that past borrowing from landfill cleanup fund brings pile of debt 8.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Gift Guide: 8 Perfect Gift Ideas for ‘Twitter Dads’ 8.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
You're a dad. A dad who tweets. A 21st century digital dad. And for whatever reason, you're having a moment. These dadcore gifts will delight the dude in your ...
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Our E-Waste Problem Is Ridiculous, and Gadget Makers Aren’t Helping 8.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
As we ditch more and more of our electronics each year, recycling is a growing issue, and manufacturers need to take that into account with product ...
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EU court fines Italy €40m for failing to clean up illegal waste 2.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Ruling underlines failure of Italian governments to deal with environmental scandal blamed for abnormal levels of cancer Continue reading...
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Minnesota turns the page on the White Pages 25.11.2014 Star Tribune: Business
In granting a request by CenturyLink, the state PUC signaled the end of mandatory phone book distribution.
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