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On the News With Thom Hartmann: It May Take a Disaster for the US to Switch to Green Energy, and More 16.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Santa Clara County opens hazardous-waste drop-off site 14.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
Santa Clara County’s newest facility to collect household hazardous waste opened this weekend to a steady stream of motorists dropping off toxic, corrosive, flammable and otherwise dangerous products — while taking a load off their environmental consciences.
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Repurposing fills gap for nonrecyclable junk 12.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
Repurposing fills gap for nonrecyclable junk
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Abandoned California Oil And Gas Field Will Soon Be A Solar Farm 11.9.2014 Think Progres

When completed the project will span 737 acres and produce 82 megawatts of energy -- enough to power 10,000 homes.

The post Abandoned California Oil And Gas Field Will Soon Be A Solar Farm appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Cupertino makes changes to contract with waste collection provider 11.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
The city of Cupertino is amending its franchise agreement with Recology, and residents can expect to see more collection and organic processing services soon.
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Murder suspect Michael Blagg remains in jail, for now 10.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
GRAND JUNCTION — Michael Blagg no longer is a convicted murderer, but he remains behind bars in Mesa County for the time being as attorneys, a district judge and the Colorado ...
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Colorado finds one man’s debris is another man’s treasure 9.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Longmont, Colo. • While area landfills still are receiving flood debris a year after the storms, some water experts believe too much might have been cleaned up and could in time hurt the rivers. The piles of muck-coated possessions of residents hit hardest by the September 2013 floodwaters mostly are gone from view, but every big rain that scours a river channel pries loose more debris. Shards of metal, splintered wood, fractured drywall, ripped carpet, fence pickets and tattered plastic still c...
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Endless flow of flood debris is one man's trash, another's treasure 8.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
While area landfills still are receiving flood debris a year after the storms, some water experts believe too much might have been cleaned up and could in time hurt the rivers.
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Workers At Coal Waste Landfill Told That Coal Ash Is ‘Safe Enough To Eat,’ Lawsuit Says 6.9.2014 Think Progres

Workers at the landfill were allegedly told that the coal ash contained “such low levels of arsenic, it made no difference.”

The post Workers At Coal Waste Landfill Told That Coal Ash Is ‘Safe Enough To Eat,’ Lawsuit Says appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Computer-age debate: Shut down nightly or put it to sleep? 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
 
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Andy Kennedy and Emilie Rogers: Recycle drop-off spots 29.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
We at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, in partnership with Routt County, Waste Management, Twin Enviro and the city of Steamboat Springs, have spent the past two years struggling to provide adequate options for the high demand on our public recycling drop-off locations. As you may know, in January, Waste Management had to begin charging for recycling drop off at their Downhill Drive location, due to the increasing expense that recycling has incurred. While these recyclable products can be sold (plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, metals), the value of those products is extremely low (and still dropping), the process requires manpower, trucking/transportation and other expensive overhead, and therefore recycling can be two to five times more expensive than the disposal of waste in a traditional landfill. But recycling is still the right thing to do. It helps with: protecting our environment, reducing our impact on the planet and preserving our beautiful open spaces for generations to come. We and our ...
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Free, drop-off recycling program meets demise in Steamboat 29.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
After Saturday, recycling for some Steamboat Springs area residents will require a little more effort and possibly money. The era of free, drop-off recycling that was started in 2007 will no longer be available at the Safeway parking lot. "Due to financial restraints, we had to terminate the service," said Emilie Rogers, with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Options still exist for people who do not have access to curbside recycling, and Rogers said her group is working with the city of Steamboat Springs, Routt County and a Denver consultant to come up with a long-term solution. For years, large roll-away dumpsters were available for residents to drop off recycling, but they were almost too popular. They overflowed, and people dropped off their recycling next to the dumpster. Routt County had been paying for the service, Rogers said. It was relied on by people who did not have curbside pick-up, such as those who lived in complexes that did not offer recycling. In May, Twin Enviro Services took ...
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Mapping the web of disease in Nairobi's invisible city 28.8.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
Peter Guest discovers how studying the way diseases jump from animals to humans sometimes means wrestling pigs in a slum that doesn't officially ...
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Cupertino to review agreement for waste, recycling services 28.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
On Sept. 2, the Cupertino City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider amending its current franchise agreement with Recology Cupertino, the company that collects and processes recycling, compost material and garbage.
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Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds 26.8.2014 Wired Top Stories
There are a variety of tools and technologies for spooking unwanted birds, but Nico Nijenhuis is undoubtedly working on the ...
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Landfill-free Boulder County could mean greater ash borer risk nearby 22.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Officials in communities directly outside Boulder County aren't keen on a decision made late last year by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to place areas free of the destructive ...
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Michigan Is Taking The Radioactive Fracking Waste That Other States Rejected 21.8.2014 Think Progres

Other states have rejected radioactive fracking waste due to stricter regulations.

The post Michigan Is Taking The Radioactive Fracking Waste That Other States Rejected appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Three months later, deadly slide being constantly monitored 18.8.2014 Durango Herald
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The colored lines spanning a graph on Mesa County surveyor Frank Kochevar’s computer screen are flat. Unlike in an intensive care unit, this is good news.The lines remotely show Kochevar and other landslide watchers that the massive and deadly rock avalanche that roared down a Grand Mesa cliff...
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Mesa County slide monitors tracking slightest movement every second 17.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
The colored lines spanning a graph on Mesa County surveyor Frank Kochevar's computer screen are flat.
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Demolition blast planned at Hanford reactor site 15.8.2014 AP Washington
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Cleanup crews plan to use an explosion to demolish 13-feet-thick concrete walls that housed an experimental reactor on the Hanford nuclear reservation near Richland....
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