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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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Mill cleanup vanquishes mercury 14.8.2014 Durango Herald
The Environmental Protection Agency has finished mercury-decontamination efforts at the Red Arrow Gold Corp. mill site on Grand Avenue in Mancos. Workers removed 240 pounds of liquid mercury waste, and the EPA has spent an estimated $230,000 on the site, including $185,000 on the cleanup contractor, according to EPA documents and EPA...
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Cupertino shorts: 'Treasure in Trash' networking event on Aug. 19 14.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: San Jose/Valley
Businesses can learn to manage trash Aug. 19The city of Cupertino's GreenBiz team and Recology will be looking at "Treasure in Trash" during the Aug.
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Kellogg pushes greener goals 13.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
More than 100 years ago, W.K. Kellogg used recycled materials to package his first box of cereal. Now, Kellogg Co. is taking fresh steps to improve the effect its production has on the ...
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Daily Digest: A new Peyton Manning rap video, plus 9 more stories 11.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about today, Thursday, August 7, 2014.
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Boulder Food Rescue recovers produce from markets to feed needy 11.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
Every Thursday morning, Boulder Food Rescue volunteer Ana Reyes rides her bicycle to Sprouts Market on Baseline Road, hooks up a waiting bicycle trailer and loads it with sturdy boxes of yellow squash, apples, peaches and other ...
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A record for reducing waste: Minnesota attempts to create the world's largest ball of paper 11.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
This ball of paper will be at the State Fair to remind Minnesotans to reduce waste.
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Let’s clean our plates 9.8.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
There’s one phrase I dread hearing from restaurant servers, apart from “No substitutions.” It’s the inevitable response to every clean plate: “Wow, I can tell you hated your meal.” Just a bad joke, sure, but the sarcasm reveals an ugly truth of the restaurant industry: No one cares when you don’t finish your food. As Washington prepares for Restaurant Week , when diners can get specially priced multi-course meals at more than 200 D.C. area establishments, it’s time to talk about the elephant on the ...
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Violence, tragedy, mass arrests: What is going on with country music concerts this summer? 8.8.2014 Washington Post
You may have seen the stories in the last few weeks: A 22-year-old man was found dead in a landfill after being “extremely intoxicated” at a Jason Aldean concert in Cleveland. An 18-year-old male was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl at a Keith Urban show in Mansfield, Mass., with “the only certainty” being that they were both drinking. At the same event, so many people went to the hospital with alcohol issues that officials declared it a “mass casualty ...
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New Coal Ash Threat Identified: Toxic Dust Hurting Lungs, Hearts 7.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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