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Recycling chaos In U.S. as China bans 'foreign waste' 9.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The U.S. exports about one-third of its recycling, and nearly half goes to China. But starting Jan. 1, China will no longer accept two dozen forms of waste.
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EPA lists 21 toxic Superfund sites that need 'immediate and intense' cleanup 9.12.2017 Washington Post
EPA lists 21 toxic Superfund sites that need 'immediate and intense' cleanup
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A new job for the power company: Feeding giraffes 5.12.2017 Washington Post
A new job for the power company: Feeding giraffes
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Behind Alappuzha’s transformation into one of India’s cleanest cities 5.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Lia is launching the first-ever flushable pregnancy test 4.12.2017 TechCrunch
 The traditional pregnancy test hasn’t seen any innovation in over 30 years, with the exception of adding a digital component. Lia Diagnostics, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, wants to change that. The Lia pregnancy test will be the first-ever flushable test to hit the market, offering a more sustainable, disposable, convenient and private way for women to find out if… Read ...
Is the Ballona Wetlands restoration project truly a 'restoration'? 30.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Focusing on the possible discovery of a rare plant at the Ballona Wetlands ignores a number of other reasons why the “restoration” project should not occur. (“A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration,” Nov. 23)

This is not a restoration,...

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Regulators to begin waste drum removal at decommissioned Erie landfill next month 29.11.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Waste drums containing solvents legally buried decades ago and seeping into groundwater will be removed from the long-dormant Neuhauser Landfill in Erie.
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A world drowning in garbage 28.11.2017 Washington Post
A world drowning in garbage
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Trump’s War on the Environment Is a Civil Rights Emergency 26.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people. Black, Latino, and disadvantaged people have long been disproportionately afflicted by toxins from industrial plants, […]
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The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of garbage a day 24.11.2017 Washington Post
The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of garbage a day
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The Energy 202: Internal watchdog says Interior should focus on climate change. It isn’t. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The department controls one-fifth of U.S. land area.
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The world is drowning in ever-growing mounds of garbage 21.11.2017 Washington Post: World
In Lagos, trash is both a curse and a treasured commodity.
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Don’t trash your veggies! Denver has expanded compost program to every neighborhood in the city 16.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Now every neighborhood in Denver can participate in the city's composting program.
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Why Americans have stopped eating leftovers 31.10.2017 Washington Post
Once the mainstay of weekday lunchboxes and thrifty home cooks, leftovers today constitute the single largest source of edible food waste in U.S. homes.
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Moms and other activists tackle radioactive waste in documentary 'Atomic Homefront' 26.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Radioactive waste isn’t likely the first thing that comes to mind when one sees the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis. But for those who watch Rebecca Cammisa’s gripping, impactful documentary “Atomic Homefront,” that association will be impossible to shake.

The city served as a processing center...

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NGT slams Delhi, EDMC over recent fire at Ghazipur landfill 24.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Consider the plastic drinking straw: Why do we suck so much? 24.10.2017 Washington Post
Consider the plastic drinking straw: Why do we suck so much?
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Ghazipur landfill collapse: A month on, pile of garbage strewn across road unnerves residents 24.10.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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After staggering losses in California firestorm, officials expect state's largest debris-removal effort ever 19.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With more than 5,500 homes destroyed across Northern California wine country in wildfires, the staggering level of loss can be defined by the personal items that residents lost.

Incinerated photos and personal papers. Jewelry that melted away. Refrigerators, washers and dryers burned black.

Residents...

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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria 17.10.2017 AP Top News
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....
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