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Anthropology Apology 27.5.2015 Truthout - All Articles
"The Green Ninja," a character created by a climate scientist and his team, provides an entertaining and educational way to help children – and everyone else - grasp the intricacies of climate change and learn what they can personally do to become involved in fighting it. See additional details about the series or head straight to this week's episode, "Anthropology Apology: Not Your Average Fossil." In this episode, two Earthlings from the future are doing some fossil research when they start finding some oddly familiar objects. They aren't really fossils, just things that did not decompose because they needed to be recycled. Since they were left in a landfill, they just sat there for centuries until one day, these two inquisitive characters found them. The first "fossil" discovered is a cottage cheese container. Like many other refrigerated food-cups, these are usually made of a couple different types of plastic, many of which can be recycled. Since plastic is a heavily-processed, petroleum-based ...
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Six of the nation’s largest school districts dump polystyrene trays 25.5.2015 Washington Post
Six of the largest U.S. school districts have pooled their collective purchasing power to make significant changes to school lunch, and they’re starting by jettisoning the polystyrene tray.The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition that includes the school systems of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando, has commissioned a school lunch dish that is made from recycled newsprint and can be turned into compost after use.Read full article ...
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Shot and Gassed: Thousands of Protected Birds Killed Annually 24.5.2015 Truthout.com
Sandhill cranes are among more than 300 species of migratory birds that have been killed legally across the US since 2011 to protect a wide range of business activities and public facilities under what's called the "depredation permit" program. (Photo: Tom Knudson/Reveal) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting . Every spring, bird-watchers from across America gather in Nebraska for one of the continent’s great avian spectacles – the mass migration of sandhill cranes through an hourglass-like passage along the Platte River. The birds rarely disappoint: With enormous wingspans, they circle like hang gliders over the river valley, filling the air with raucous revelry. And according to fossil records, they’ve been carrying on like that for quite some time: 9 million years, in fact, making them North America’s oldest bird species. But some several hundred miles northeast in Wisconsin and Michigan, sandhill cranes are met with a different reception: They are ...
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Avian flu outbreak takes poultry producers into uncharted territory 21.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Now reaching to 15 states, the outbreak has been detected at 174 farms, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Wrigley Field pavers found near downstate landfill create brief dust-up 20.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The discovery of personalized Wrigley Field pavers near a downstate landfill created a brief dust-up Tuesday before officials with the Cubs stepped in to say they had told buyers earlier this year that the bricks, advertised as permanent fixtures, would be replaced by next ...
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Utah sheriff: Body found in 1976 is that of Colorado man 17.5.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
TOOELE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah think they finally know the identity of a man who was found dead 39 years ago near a landfill along the Nevada border.
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Environment groups brace for last-minute legislative deals 16.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the 2015 legislative session draws to a close, environmentalists are concerned that a budget deal could harm efforts to protect Minnesota's lakes and rivers and develop clean energy.
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Dayplanner Friday 15.5.2015 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsSunrise Yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 8:15-9:15 a.m., Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County, 2750 Main Ave., $5, 259-0385.Durango Early Bird Toastmasters meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, 21636 U.S. Highway 160, 769-7615, , Mania, free mulch, 9...
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Do you support a ban on plastic bags? 14.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Americans use an estimated 100 billion plastic bags every year. Although most plastic bags can be recycled, the vast majority of lightweight plastic bags end up in landfills or are set adrift in the environment, where they can wreak havoc on wildlife or infrastructure.
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The debate over banning plastic bags explained 13.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
At least two Minnesota cities are exploring whether to ban businesses from distributing complementary lightweight plastic bags.
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The Brutal Reality of Life in China’s Most Polluted Cities 12.5.2015 Wired Top Stories
A photographer documents China's 'Cancer Villages,' telling the human story of ...
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This is what Ikea thinks the kitchen of the future will look like 12.5.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
This is what Ikea thinks the kitchen of the future will look like
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Cloth diapers aren't the greener choice, after all 11.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The invaluable yet lowly diaper was first mass-produced in 1887, a rectangle of oft-soiled, washable cotton fabric unimproved for more than 60 years, until a disposable version appeared. Ever since, the cloth diaper has fought a losing battle against its more convenient (and more aggressively ...
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Obama library: A once-in-a-lifetime exception 5.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The people who are not authorized to speak have spoken: Barack Obama's presidential library and museum will be built on Chicago's South ...
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Father renews call to find Milwaukee woman missing for 18 months 30.4.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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Westminster's trash to become Adams County's treasure 27.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
Destruction and demolition at a future Westminster transit stop site means buildup and reinforcement at a soon-to-be Adams County park 2 miles ...
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For the love of trees, on Arbor Day and every day 23.4.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April. This Arbor Day, meet some folks in the region who love (and hug) and photograph trees.
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Greg Hunt calls Australia's Direct Action auction a success, despite criticism 23.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Abbott government awards emissions reduction contracts worth $660.4m, but Climate Institute says first auction shows the policy will fall short of stated goals

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This Earth Day, Laura Corrales Will Tell You Where to Put Your Trash 22.4.2015 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
This Earth Day, Laura Corrales Will Tell You Where to Put Your Trash
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Earth Day 2015: Easy ways to go green 22.4.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Read on for simple tips on reducing waste and conserving energy.
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