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Flying the friendly skies, fueled by trash 1.7.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
[...] it also gives the sprawling airline a way to cut its sizeable greenhouse gas emissions, should the federal government require it. “This agreement catapults United into a whole new level of commitment to the future of alternative fuels,” said Brett Hart, the airline’s executive vice president and corporate counsel. In return, Fulcrum gets another major partner to help the small company leap the infamous “valley of death” between product development and full-scale production. Cathay Pacific Airways invested an undisclosed sum in the company last year and signed a purchase agreement to buy 375 million gallons of Fulcrum’s fuel over 10 years. After honing its technology at a pilot plant in North Carolina, Fulcrum is about to break ground on its first commercial facility 20 miles east of Reno. The $200 million plant, backed by a $105 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will produce 10 million gallons of fuel each year and will be located, in Macias’ words, “just down the ...
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Crashed truck releases millions of bees on highway 30.6.2015 Boing Boing
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A trailer loaded with millions of bees in 400 hives overturned in Coeue D'Alene, Idaho on Sunday. Read the rest

What Does The Supreme Court’s Surprise Decision On Housing And Racism Mean For The Future? 30.6.2015 Think Progres

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision to uphold a key plank of civil rights law surprised most observers. But while the decision preserves one of the most important tools in the anti-discrimination utility belt, victory is still far off in the fight to desegregate America's housing market.

The post What Does The Supreme Court’s Surprise Decision On Housing And Racism Mean For The Future? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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MillerCoors stands up for itself in local pitches 30.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
MillerCoors is putting the spotlight on itself, rather than its beers, as the conglomerate aims to remind residents in certain markets about their hometown suds and local ...
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ByeBuy Offers Alternative To Gadget Ownership With On-Demand, Pay-As-You-Go Model 24.6.2015 techCrunch
 If there is one product category that is arguably crying out for a bit of so-called ‘collaborative consumption’ it’s the latest gadgets. If only to slow down the rate of landfill or save us from the time-consuming and painful process of ‘recycling’ last year’s tech purchases on eBay. Read ...
Blue bins are reason why American recycling is stalling 21.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist's heart sing - giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each ...
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American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why 21.6.2015 Washington Post
Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing — giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day.Read full article ...
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Would an Argentina-style cure work for Greece? Probably not 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Greek economy would be better off outside the euro, say some, but devaluation may only work in countries with thriving trading partners

There is a beguiling argument that life for Greece outside the eurozone wouldn’t be so bad. Sure, the immediate economic pain would be severe, but a new drachma, coupled with debt default, might deliver a whoosh of relief in time. Isn’t history full of countries that have devalued their way out of crisis by generating an export boom? Didn’t Argentina recover that way when it abandoned its currency peg to the US dollar in 2002?

Taken to its logical extreme, this argument says the real threat to the survival of the eurozone is that Greece leaves and prospers. Come the next crisis, other strugglers might opt to quit, dumping their debts as they go.

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Alleged Outfit associate convicted of extortion by federal jury 15.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A longtime associate of reputed Outfit bosses Peter and John DiFronzo was convicted Monday of extortion for threatening a deadbeat suburban businessman who owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...
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Which is the cleanest city in the world? 15.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Fines, public humiliation and citizen action – every city has a different way of dealing with urban cleanliness. But is it community clean-ups or strict municipal laws that have the most success in making a city spotless? Definitions of cleanliness can, of course, be very different across the world. I’ve seen people spitting on pristine streets in China, and broken pots left to decay neatly by the roadside in Africa. Monaco provides dispensers with free bags for cleaning up after your dog, but some visitors are surprised to see the used bags just lying in the gutter. This however is the Monegasque way: they must wait there until collection. According to the 2014 Mercer Global Financial list of the world’s cleanest cities , Calgary, Canada’s oil capital was top of the cleanliness pile, followed by Adelaide, Honolulu, Minneapolis and ...
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Jury deciding reputed mob associate's fate in colorful extortion trial 15.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The mob-connected plot to break the legs of a deadbeat suburban businessman started at a dingy used car dealership in Melrose Park, federal prosecutors ...
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The Daily Digest: Special session Friday? 11.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Political news from Minnesota and Washington.
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Cleaning groundwater at jail, Bayfield landfill will be costly 11.6.2015 Durango Herald
A La Plata County contractor is working to clean up limited groundwater contamination near a closed landfill in Bayfield and at the La Plata County jail.The contamination has been present for years in both cases, and it is not harming anyone. But required cleanup efforts are not expected to end soon, Tim Shangraw of Engineering...
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Budget bill empties landfill cleanup fund 11.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Dakota County leaders are upset about a provision in a budget bill at the Capitol that zeroes out a landfill cleanup fund.
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Keeping Your Old Cell Phone Is Horrible For The Environment 10.6.2015 Think Progres

A new study outlines how the constant cycle of cell phone upgrades is costing the environment.

The post Keeping Your Old Cell Phone Is Horrible For The Environment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Schools ditch plastic lunch trays in favor of compostable plates 6.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The new plates are made of recycled newsprint and can break down within a matter of weeks in commercial composting facilities.
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 5.6.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
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Tsarnaev friend Tazhayakov sentenced to 42 months for obstruction of justice 5.6.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s college friend Azamat Tazhayakov was sentenced for obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges he was convicted of last ...
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Tsarnaev’s friend sentenced to six years in prison for obstruction 2.6.2015 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Kadyrbayev, a former international student at UMass Dartmouth, was sentenced to six years in prison for impeding the Boston Marathon bombing ...
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How to get rid of millions of dead birds 2.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
What happens once the bird flu is detected on a farm? How are the birds destroyed and disposed of? And just how bad does it smell?
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