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'Gullstravaganza" on tap this Saturday 17.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Great Salt Lake Audubon is sponsoring its seventh annual Utah Birders “Gullstravaganza” Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is a $5 donation to the organization. Every winter, California Gulls congregate on the edges of the Great Salt Lake to search for food at nearby landfills, parks, wildlife management areas and anywhere with open water. Other gills that stray from their normal winter ranges often join these birds. According to Great Salt Lake Audubon, this creates a mix of thousands o...
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Chargers' move a risky proposition for more than just the team 13.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Gambling isn’t allowed in the NFL, but this Chargers relocation feels like one big roll of the dice.

There’s extreme anger in San Diego, where betrayed fans are discarding their Chargers jerseys in front of team headquarters. And there’s apathy in Los Angeles, where the arrival of a second team...

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Deer carcasses, heads dumped near public trail 8.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Several dozen deer carcasses seized by law enforcement were piled up on public land near a Rochester community college and a public wildlife trail, prompting complaints from the public.
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Kitty litter helps Wyoming bentonite get past drilling slump 4.1.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets’ business. [...] two of the biggest uses are in kitty litter and drilling mud, the goop pumped down oil and gas wells during drilling to keep the bit cool and carry cuttings to the surface. Over the past two years, bentonite mining companies that do a lot of business with the oil-field services industry suffered while the oil and gas industry experienced its worst slump in 20 years or more. [...] oil and gas prices have recovered somewhat, and petroleum companies look to drill more soon. Cat litter has helped the industry ride out the oil and gas downturn, said Wyoming Mining Association Executive Director Travis Deti. Drilling mud accounts for the largest portion of Wyo-Ben’s business, while kitty litter and environmental lining round out the company’s top three markets, Magstadt said. Bentonite kitty litter isn’t terribly kind to the ...
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Oil drilling and kitty litter lift the fortunes of Wyoming miners 3.1.2017 LA Times: Business

The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets' business.

More than 90% of the bentonite mined in the U.S. and almost half worldwide comes from beds of ancient volcanic ash in Wyoming....

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Kitty litter helps Wyoming bentonite past drilling slump 2.1.2017 AP Business
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The market for a peculiar type of clay is looking up thanks to improved prospects for oil and gas drilling and to cat owners who use the stuff to soak up their pets' business....
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Rocky Mountain Power will pay state $15K for spill that sent coal ash into river 28.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Rocky Mountain Power has agreed to pay just over $15,000 in penalties to the state Division of Water Quality to resolve this past summer’s release of coal ash into the Price River. According to the proposed settlement, which is pending approval by the Division of Water Quality while the state collects public comment, Rocky Mountain Power agreed to pay a $13,000 penalty for the spill, and will also reimburse the state for just over $2,000 in administrative expenses accrued while responding to the... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Paralyzed Douglas County detective Dan Brite discharged from rehabilitation hospital 24.12.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A Douglas County sheriff's detective who was shot and paralyzed from the waist down has been discharged from a hospital that specializes in spinal cord injuries.
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Moffat County authorities ID worker struck, killed by “heavy, metal object” at landfill 23.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Authorities in Moffat County have identified the 58-year-old worker struck in the head and killed Thursday by a heavy metal object in an industrial accident at a landfill near Craig.
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Moffat County employee dies in landfill accident 23.12.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A Moffat County employee died Thursday in an industrial accident at the county landfill.
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Open thread for night owls: 'tis the season to add to our 30 trillion-ton pile of stuff 20.12.2016 Daily Kos
David Suzuki writes— Tread lightly to lift the weight of the world : How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That's how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a  study by an international team  led by England's University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all living matter on the planet, estimated at around four trillion tonnes. Scientists have dubbed these times the "Anthropocene", because humans are now the dominant factor influencing Earth's natural systems, from climate to the carbon and hydrologic cycles. Now they're labelling our accumulated goods and technologies — including houses, factories, cars, roads, smartphones, computers and landfills — the "technosphere" because it's as large and significant as the biosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere. Researchers estimate it represents 50 kilograms for every square metre of Earth's surface and is 100,000 times greater than the human biomass it ...
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Op-ed: Holiday packaging is even prettier if it's recycled 18.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Most of us love the holidays. We love the giving, receiving and the look on friends and family’s faces when they tear open the gift-wrap and open the box. If they are kids, they ask us to undo the twist ties, cut open the plastic, and take their dolls or action figures out of the plastic shipping mold and out of the secondary plastic packaging. Before you know it, you have several bags of holiday debris. Many of us shop online now, which adds an additional aspect of packaging. Shipping requires ...
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California's climate fight could be painful - especially on job and income growth 11.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Californians are likely to pay more for gasoline, electricity, food and new homes — and to feel their lives jolted in myriad other ways — because their state broadly expanded its war on climate change this summer.

The ambitious new goals will require complex regulations on an unprecedented scale, but...

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Construction worker crushed to death at Orange County landfill 10.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Authorities say a construction worker was crushed to death at a landfill in San Juan Capistrano.

Capt. Daryll Milliot with the Orange County Fire Authority says the man, in his mid- to late 30s, was killed about 3 p.m. Friday at Prima Deshecha Landfill on La Pata Avenue.

The worker was between...

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Stepfather to stand trial for murder in disappearance of San Diego toddler 10.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that the stepfather of 2-year-old Jahi Turner, who disappeared more than 14 years ago, should stand trial for murder.

After a weeklong hearing, Judge Charles Rogers said that prosecutors had presented enough evidence to hold Tieray Jones for a trial. Attorneys...

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Sustainability Council targets needless household food waste in 2017 8.12.2016 Steamboat Pilot
When the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council prepares a hearty soup for the community early in 2017, it promises to be instructional as well as flavorful, as it makes an important point about food waste. Ann Mudgett, YVSC’s marketing and program director, said Dec. 7 during the group’s monthly meeting that the nonprofit, whose program runs the gamut from alternative energy to energy planting trees, will place a major emphasis in 2017 on food waste and keeping viable food out of landfills, with a campaign that launches Jan. 24. Serving a soup made from produce that isn’t fresh, but still nutritious, will point out some of the community’s wasteful kitchen habits, she predicted. Composting is well and good so is diverting food scraps to livestock. But next year’s effort will emphasize avoiding the waste to begin with. It’s less about coffee grounds that shouldn’t go into the landfill, Mudgett said, and more about the natural resources squandered when food goes to waste. “We want food to go to people (for ...
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Texas's terrible new abortion regulation is a con aimed at low-information/anti-abortion voters 8.12.2016 Boing Boing
Texas passed a new regulation requiring "cremation or burial" of fetal tissue after a miscarriage or medical abortion, and to hear the lawmakers who passed this idiotic rule, this requires grieving women to dress up minute scraps of tissue in little funeral suits and stand contrite over a tiny casket while a clergyman excoriates them for disappointing god with their selfish uteruses. ...
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Texas requiring aborted fetuses to be buried is plain ridiculous 2.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Anti-abortion lawmakers and state officials across the country have gone to unusual lengths since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe vs. Wade to deter women from exercising that particular constitutional right. Lately, however, a handful of states have taken the effort to a bizarre extreme. Following...

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California targets dairy cows to combat global warming 29.11.2016 AP Business
GALT, Calif. (AP) -- California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation&apos;s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock....
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New Chicago tax leaves shoppers holding the bag 29.11.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
The classic checkout question — paper or plastic — will soon pose a new dilemma for cost-conscious Chicago shoppers, who face a new tax on either choice. Beginning Jan. 1, a checkout tax of 7 cents per bag will be added at all Chicago retailers — from massive chain stores to mom-and-pops — in ...
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