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Fight over ashes from Ebola victim's apartment show difficulty in disposing of Ebola waste 1.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo 1.11.2014 AP National
It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother....
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New Ad Preemptively Sells Royals World Series Gear 29.10.2014 Esquire
Do you believe in jinxes?
Does an Ebola quarantine make sense? 29.10.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Neither side in the Ebola quarantine debate has presented enough facts to buttress its beliefs about healthcare workers returning to the U.S. from the three afflicted West African nations. But the weight of evidence falls strongly against the use of mandatory quarantines for those who worked...
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Taste test: roadkill raccoon 23.10.2014 Boing Boing
Last weekend, Janica and Joel picked up six roadkill raccoons and a feral cat on a round-trip to Courtenay. It was Thanksgiving weekend. They made raccoon burgers, served the cat up stuffed, and tucked the rest away in the freezer. By Reanna Alder Read the rest
Wisconsin DNR urges homeowners to compost, mulch fallen leaves 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Calm down, America, Ebola isn't about to kill us all 21.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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EPA orders Navy to fix problems at former dump 16.10.2014 AP Washington
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Navy to fix problems associated with a former hazardous dump near Port Orchard....
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Mayor wants to bring composting program to Mpls. homes 16.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Mayor Betsy Hodges wants organic material turned into compost instead of going to landfills or incinerators. But the city's recycling fees would increase by more than 20 percent.
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A 3-D Printed Seat With a Cellular Structure That Molds to Your Butt 15.10.2014 Wired Top Stories
The designer took cues from sea sponges and other naturally occurring structures that have a springy feel, but are a made from a single ...
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Low rates of PFCs found in east metro produce 15.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Residents of the east Twin Cities metro whose drinking water contained perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, in the past shouldn't worry about their soil or garden produce, according to a study from the state Department of Health.
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Bobby Jindal's Louisiana goes all-in on Ebola paranoia 14.10.2014 Daily Kos
The only thing we have to fear is fireproof zombie Ebola I would shake my head at this but then I remember a sizable fraction of our nation's leaders and would-be leaders still believe in demon possession so believing that the incinerated ashes of an Ebola victim's worldly belongings might rise up and something-something zombie apocalypse is sure, why not, something Republican officeholders can rally behind . Louisiana attorney general Buddy Caldwell has a plan to stop Ebola: file a restraining order. Caldwell, a Republican, called the proposal to dispose of Dallas Ebola victim Eric Duncan's incinerated belongings at a Lake Charles landfill "absurd" and pledged to use the legal process to stop the transfer. [...] Caldwell, whose decision was quickly supported by GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal, didn't offer any details on how burying the incinerated materials would affect the people of his state. We're talking about ashes, mind you. The Dallas patient's belongings were gathered up and burned in an incinerator, ...
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Louisiana A.G. opposes burial of burned items linked to Ebola victim 13.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Burned items associated with a Liberian man who died from Ebola in a Dallas hospital last week could be barred from a Louisiana landfill if the state's attorney general gets his way.
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Ashes of Ebola victim's belongings to be taken to hazardous waste dump in Louisiana 12.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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This Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Is Huge, But It’s Nothing Compared To Our Other Methane Sources 10.10.2014 Think Progres

Scientists say the area is the largest concentrated spot of methane emissions in the United States.

The post This Methane ‘Hot Spot’ Is Huge, But It’s Nothing Compared To Our Other Methane Sources appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Wonder stuff: Shrimp plus spider kills plastic 10.10.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
Combine the hard stuff in shrimp shells with a spider silk protein and you get shrilk, a tough, biodegradable replacement for world-choking plastics (full text available to ...
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Smelly, contaminated, full of disease: the worlds open dumps are growing 6.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Almost 40% of the worlds waste ends up in huge rubbish tips, mostly found near urban populations in poor countries, posing a serious threat to human health and the environment
Interactive: the worlds biggest and most dangerous dump sites Continue reading...
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Repurposing fills gap for nonrecyclable junk 5.10.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
[...] repurposing typically involves large volumes of materials like thick wooden beams from old factories, artificial turf from a football field or piles of street sweeper brushes. The growing popularity of repurposing among farmers, builders and manufacturers has given rise to middleman businesses that specialize in selling such materials they buy or get for free or were paid to haul away — businesses like Colorado’s Repurposed Materials. Brenda Pulley, senior vice president of recycling for the national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, said there is a shift from thinking of it as waste to thinking about what value does that item have? The report estimated that its reuse sector, which includes items such as used cars, generates $4 billion in gross sales annually, 1.6 percent of the state’s gross domestic product. Carson said his customers come from a range of industries (cranberry farmers, copper miners, golf course owners) but have characteristics in common: innovativeness, resourcefulness and ...
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Study: Red Arrow is safe 3.10.2014 Durango Herald
MANCOS – Twenty Mancos community members attended a presentation on the cleanup and health impacts of an illegal gold mill shut down in town last year.The 91-page report, released by the U.S. and Colorado Departments of Health, documents heavy-metal contamination at the unpermitted Red Arrow Gold Mill in Mancos, and at a company...
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Forest Service destroys illegal pot grow north of Aspen near Basalt 2.10.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
For the second time in a year, the U.S. Forest Service has eradicated a major illegal marijuana-growing operation on national forest lands in the Aspen ...
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