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Sales of unearthed Atari game cartridges total more than $100,000 2.9.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than $100,000 in sales over the last several ...
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Lebanon’s rubbish crisis is a chance to clean up the polluted political system | Jamil Mouawad 2.9.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Piles of stinking garbage on the streets symbolise what protesters see as yet another government failure.Could they be the catalyst for corruption reform? One month ago, a group of young activists took to the streets of Beirut to protest about the rubbish crisis in Lebanon . The YouStink campaign refers not only to the foul smell of the mounds of garbage polluting streets throughout the country, but also to the rampant corruption of the Lebanese political system. The demands of the movement range from holding the minister of environment accountable for failing to manage the rubbish crisis and the minister of interior for resorting to violence against protesters, to conducting new parliamentary elections, and bringing down the sectarian ...
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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday 1.9.2015 Daily Kos
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I learned from Republicans in August Conservative Land's most brilliant minds were workin' overtime last month: It's possible that The Bible has legal authority over the Supreme Court. ( Ben Carson ) It's okay to be a misogynist and bash another misogynist without feeling a twinge of hypocrisy. ( Erick Erickson ) Black lives are not among the "things" that matter ( Scott Walker ) Immigrants should be tracked like FedEx packages, which presumably means with bar codes. ( Chris Christie ) Poor people are poor only because they don't work as hard as rich people.  ( Rand Paul ) The Iraq war was a "pretty good deal" ( Jeb Bush ) The only thing a woman knows is how to be a slut. (Perryville, Missouri School Board member Mark Gremaud ) Parents need to stop getting so gosh-darn emotional when their children are murdered. ( The NRA ) We need a wall across the U.S.-Canada border, presumably including the 1,538-mile Alaska-Canada border. ( Scott Walker ) The best way to deal ...
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This Major Food Company Wants To Be The First To Tackle Emissions Throughout Its Entire Supply Chain 31.8.2015 Think Progres

On Monday, General Mills announced a plan to cut emissions throughout its entire operation -- from farm to landfill -- by nearly 30 percent.

The post This Major Food Company Wants To Be The First To Tackle Emissions Throughout Its Entire Supply Chain appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts 30.8.2015 AP Business
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) -- General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 - not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill....
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Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside 29.8.2015 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism....
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The Lebanese Protest Against the Trash Crisis Creatively 29.8.2015 Global Voices
The Lebanese people show some humor and creativity in the way they protest. Over 20,000 people took to the streets in Beirut last weekend carrying all kinds of signs
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GV Face: Everything You Need to Know About Lebanon's Massive “You Stink” Protests 29.8.2015 Global Voices
In this episode of GV Face, Faten Bushehri talks to Global Voices contributor from Beirut Joey Ayoub, who has been working closely with the organizing committee of You Stink.
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NLRB gives labor a major win in subcontractor case 28.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
As expected, the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday gave workers a major victory in a case over who's the boss when a big company hires a labor subcontractor to manage its workforce.
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Protesters raise a stink as Lebanon's garbage crisis worsens 27.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, where demonstrations over uncollected trash have grown into a movement calling for the fall of the ...
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Protesters raise a stink as Lebanon's garbage crisis worsens 27.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in Lebanon's capital, where demonstrations over uncollected trash have grown into a movement calling for the fall of the ...
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Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class 27.8.2015 AP Top News
BEIRUT (AP) -- First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down....
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Protesters raise a stink as Lebanon's garbage crisis worsens 27.8.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Thirty Miles From Selma, a Different Kind of Civil Rights Struggle 25.8.2015 Truthout.com
Also see: Environmental Racism Persists, and the EPA Is One Reason Why Uniontown, Alabama - As Esther Calhoun sees it, discrimination, rooted in the acts of many, has turned this wisp of a town into a dumping ground. A landfill owner that staked out roughly 1,000 acres for Alabama's biggest municipal-waste site on a county road dotted by well-worn homes. A county commission that approved the landfill over objections from a largely African-American neighborhood. And a state agency that issued operating permits time and again. "If this had been a rich, white neighborhood, the landfill would never have gotten here," said Calhoun, whose sharecropper and slave ancestors toiled on local plantations, explaining why so many of her fellow citizens view the facility as discriminatory. "They put it here because we're a poor, black community," she said. "They knew we couldn't fight back." In the last decade, little has roused this town in the heart of Alabama's "black belt," 30 miles west of Selma, like the ...
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Trash crisis sparks clashes over corruption, dysfunction in Lebanon 24.8.2015 Washington Post
BEIRUT — Protests over corruption and political dysfunction are rattling Lebanon, threatening more instability in a country already hobbled by a huge influx of Syrian refugees and attacks by Islamist militants.Read full article ...
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Environmental Racism Persists, and the EPA Is One Reason Why 23.8.2015 Truthout - All Articles
The EPA office tasked with policing alleged civil rights abuses is chronically unresponsive to complaints and has never made a formal finding of discrimination. (Image: US flag via Shutterstock) This story was  published  by  The Center for Public Integrity , a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. The invasion of sewer flies moved residents of University Place subdivision to turn to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for help. Darting from a neighboring sewage plant, the flies descended upon the mostly African-American neighborhood in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with such regularity that one resident posted this warning sign: Beware of attack fly.  In 2009, residents grew so sickened by the flies, odors and pollution emanating from the city's North Wastewater Treatment Plant that they sought out the federal agency that has touted the importance of tackling environmental racism. "The citizens of University Place Subdivision are still suffering through the dreadful, ...
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Russia's war on Western food: Detaining cheese, crushing frozen geese 22.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Russian authorities have smashed, burned and buried more than 900,000 tons of allegedly contraband food. In a country that once suffered famine, many are deeply distressed to see food destroyed.
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Scientists Find Solutions for Antidepressants, Antibiotics and Other Drugs in Our Water 19.8.2015 Truthout.com
There's no way around it, the headlines are disturbing. And they come, not from tabloids or click-bait blogs, but from papers published in scientific journals. They describe fish and birds responding with altered behavior and reproductive systems to antidepressants, diabetes medication, and other psychoactive or hormonally active drugs at concentrations found in the environment. They report on opiods, amphetamines and other pharmaceuticals found in treated drinking water; antibiotics in groundwater capable of altering naturally occurring bacterial communities; and over-the-counter and prescription drugs found in water leaching from municipal landfills. And these are just some of many recent studies examining the countless pharmaceuticals that are now being found just about everywhere scientists have looked for them in the environment. Exactly how many drugs are in use and how many may be detectable in the environment is difficult to pinpoint. But according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...
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Meet The Man Who’s Fighting Food Waste By Making Americans Love Ugly Fruits And Vegetables 19.8.2015 Think Progres

Jordan Figueiredo is leading a one-man campaign against food waste, and is taking on some of the country's biggest grocery stores in the process.

The post Meet The Man Who’s Fighting Food Waste By Making Americans Love Ugly Fruits And Vegetables appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Plastic bag ban is no sure bet for the environment 19.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
When the city council in Austin, Texas, passed a single-use plastic-shopping-bag ban in 2013, it assumed environmental benefits would follow. The calculation was reasonable enough: Fewer single-use bags in circulation would mean less waste at city ...
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