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Father and son first responders die less than a year apart from cancer linked to 9/11 recovery 17.8.2017 Washington Post
Father and son first responders die less than a year apart from cancer linked to 9/11 recovery
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Paper or plastic? Chicago bag tax is encouraging shoppers to say 'neither' 7.8.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Amid the grousing over the county's new tax on sweetened beverages, the six-month anniversary of Chicago's disposable bag tax passed largely unnoticed last week. The tax, designed to curb the use of disposable bags that often wind up in landfills, drew plenty of griping when Chicago retailers ...
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Kitchen fire at Camp Ramah in Jefferson County evacuates 130 children 7.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A kitchen fire that broke out around 3 a.m. Monday spread to nearby pine trees at Camp Ramah in Jefferson County triggering the evacuation of about 130 children, authorities say.
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From spectacular vistas to the pits: A decades-long public land battle continues in the California desert 7.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Plans to construct a hydropower project next to Joshua Tree National Park continue the long battle over Eagle Mountain.
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Higher rates, missed pickups: L.A. is hearing a rash of complaints about its new waste removal system 7.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Eight months ago, the Los Angeles City Council voted to overhaul the way trash is picked up at tens of thousands of businesses and large residential buildings, giving the work exclusively to a select group of companies.

Backers of the program, championed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, said the new system...

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Permits show drilling and development are on collision course in northeastern Colorado 6.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The clash between growing communities and oil and gas production in northeastern Colorado, heightened by a deadly home explosion this spring, will only intensify in coming years, a Denver Post analysis of drilling permits suggests.
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Stories of Indigenous-led Resistance to Oil and Waste 5.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
On this edition of Making Contact, we'll meet people challenging polluters in their own backyard. Not to push hazardous industries into another neighborhood. Instead they're developing visionary solutions for a better life for all and for the future of the planet. From urban to rural communities, we'll learn about indigenous-led efforts to protect public health and the environment for future generations. We'll meet Community Storytelling Fellow, environmental and indigenous leader Isabella Zizi. In this piece, Zizi talks about how the 2012 Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, California sparked her involvement in indigenous-led environmental movements. Zizi walks us from one refinery town to the next, showing us what it's like living next door to an oil refinery and how these towns have come together to protect the sacred systems of the planet. Then we head to Maine where we meet communities fighting the expansion of a landfill. The Penobscot Nation lives on the river that shares their name. Just upstream ...
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Colorado Divide: The Dust Bowl redefined agriculture in this corner of Colorado, but dwindling population looks to move past time warp 28.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
In the years since the Dust Bowl, Baca County has been recast as a smarter, more efficient agricultural workhorse, but also a less populous area of around 3,700 where empty storefronts stare blankly onto Springfield’s Main Street. The absence of a more diverse economy remains a point of frustration for some who see the county stuck in a time warp.
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Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost? 26.7.2017 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. Given how President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency with regulatory rollbacks and deep proposed budget cuts, it may come as no surprise that the Office of Environmental Justice is on the chopping block. This tiny corner of the EPA was established 24 years ago to advocate for […]
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EPA chief says agency will create ‘top 10’ list for Superfund cleanup 26.7.2017 Washington Post
Scott Pruitt said he will follow a special task force's report designed to help him cut through red tape and lead to faster decontamination of sites nationwide where nearby residents are in harm's way.
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Coal Ash: Coming to a Town Near You? 20.7.2017 Mother Jones
The United States still relies on coal to provide 30 percent of its electricity, and a typical plant produces more than 125,000 tons of coal ash—the byproduct of burning coal—every  year. For decades, power companies dumped this product, which can contain toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury, into unlined ponds that had the potential to leak and […]
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Stella McCartney shoots fall 2017 campaign in a landfill 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The shoot explored the idea of waste and consumption.
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There's literally a ton of plastic garbage for every person on Earth 20.7.2017 Washington Post
Seven billion tons is stuck on Earth as garbage in landfills or littering the environment, including deep oceans, a new study found.
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World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep 19.7.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Industry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash, according to a new cradle-to-grave global study....
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How caffeine keeps you awake 19.7.2017 Boing Boing

TedEd tackles the question of "How does caffeine keep you awake?" The answer is fascinating but I care less about how it works and just thank my lucky stars that it does.

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Letter: The Tribune’s misplaced priorities 19.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
North Korea is developing even longer range ICBMs that may endanger mainland USA. The medical health legislation has become a nightmare for many. Congress is in a deep pit of inability to even decide when to take bathroom breaks. And what fills over half the front page of the Tribune on July 5 — some gawky looking, overpaid basketball player has decided to transfer to another NBA club. With the world tumbling toward potential maelstrom politically and socially, who gives a damn as to what Gordon... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Coffee makes you live longer? Don't believe the buzz 17.7.2017 Boing Boing
Two new studies from the Annals of Internal Medicine have made the rounds on news sites, each claiming that an increased coffee consumption leads to a higher life expectancy. While this may sound like a great excuse to fuel a coffee habit, the summary of the studies explicitly states that: Although drinking coffee cannot be recommended as being good for your health on the basis of these kinds of studies, the studies do suggest that for many people, no long-term harm will result from drinking coffee. Despite the claims from many news sources, excessive coffee drinking has not been proven to prolong your life. For those wondering why the study in inconclusive, an opinion piece in Forbes clearly outlines why association does not prove causation, and why more coffee will not necessarily benefit you. A compelling article from last year in New York Times' Well explains a fairly decisive link between genetics and the health impact of coffee-drinking. Whether or not you are a fast- or slow-metabolizer of ...
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L.A. took their water and land a century ago. Now the Owens Valley is fighting back 13.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A century ago, agents from Los Angeles converged on the Owens Valley on a secret mission.

They figured out who owned water rights in the lush valley and began quietly purchasing land, posing as ranchers and farmers.

Soon, residents of the Eastern Sierra realized much of the water rights were now...

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Federal appeals court orders the EPA to move ahead with Obama-era methane rule 4.7.2017 LA Times: Environment

A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks.

In a split decision, the three-judge...

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Duluth has a lock on love 3.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Duluth News Tribune's John Lundy reports the Paris tradition of attaching a padlock as a symbol of love has made it to Duluth. Couples write their names on the lock and then attach it to three pillars on the Lakewalk in Canal Park.
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