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Suspicious workers call police after former Oregon governor, fiancée visit landfill 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students, Day 137 27.2.2015 Global Voices
The Ayotzinapa case is no longer just about the pain of the victims and calls to end to violence; it's now also about exasperation with the authorities.
A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube 25.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube

The plastic elements look like ropes made out of Play-doh.

The post A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From a Tube appeared first on WIRED.


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Denver checkout bag fee is dead, but backers hope to bring issue back 23.2.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver's proposal to make customers pay 5 cents per disposable grocery bag spent the last year on life support — until last week, when the City Council pulled the plug.
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ABC-7 news crew helps rescue motorist on Lake Shore Drive 23.2.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
WLS-Ch. 7 reporter Evelyn Holmes and photographer John Truitt are accustomed to documenting the news, not participating in the ...
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State says Carson site ready for construction of NFL stadium 21.2.2015 LA Times: Opinion
For decades, the expanse of empty acreage hugging the 405 Freeway in Carson had been eyed as an ideal location for a shopping mall, homes, a hotel, some combination of those three — or even an NFL stadium.
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Deadline set for Freeway Landfill cleanup plan 15.2.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Old landfill along Minnesota River delays development.
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How fix-it clinics bring new life to dead gadgets 13.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cities and counties in Minnesota are experimenting with a new way to cut down on the waste that winds up in landfills.
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The hidden trade in our second-hand clothes given to charity 13.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
It is a common misconception that old clothes donated to Oxfam and others are freely distributed in developing countries. While they can provide jobs, they also prevent development. Leaflets from charities and clothing recycling companies fall through the letterbox all the time asking for donations of old clothes. In supermarket carparks there are clothing banks for unwanted, wearable clothes, but where do all these clothes go? Torn clothes are recycled and used again as things like insulation materials, and soiled garments end up in landfill or incinerated. Some go to high street charity shops, but estimates indicate only 10-30% are sold in the UK . Most donated clothes are exported overseas . A massive 351m kilograms of clothes (equivalent to 2.9bn T-shirts) are traded annually from Britain alone . The top five destinations are Poland, Ghana, Pakistan, Ukraine and ...
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Fix-it clinics bring the broken to life -- and cut waste 13.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Coon Rapids is one of the latest Minnesota communities to try to cut waste - and build community - by fixing household items.
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8 million tons of plastic clutter our seas 13.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A scientist estimating the weight of candy wrappers, bags, bottles, syringes and other plastic trash in the world's water sees a synthetic tsunami.
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Firefighters burn down Florida home where girl was abducted, assaulted and murdered in 2009 13.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Flyers handle Caps, 3-1 9.2.2015 Washington Post
Waffling between the desire to mine Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 clunker of a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers for teaching moments and to chuck the fresh memories into a landfill, the Washington Capitals gathered inside their locker room and quickly began the postmortem. They had wobbled through three periods of stagnant offense with a season-low 14 shots on goal. Their power play, ranked first in the Eastern Conference and deployed six times, had flat-lined. They found no shortage of descriptors for the 60-minute eyesore at Verizon Center.Read full article ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Geneva talks, killing bald eagles, frackitivists in CA and NC 8.2.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
See OceanDiver's post . Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 21,810 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. High-Latitude Forest Fires Behave Differently in North America and Eurasia - NASA —by Pakalolo: "Tree species within the boreal forests of the planet can influence climate when they are burned by wildfire. The Eurasian boreal forest burns with low intensity surface fires, while the North American boreal forest fires burn the canopy like a torch with high intensity heat and flame. The result is that different effects occur on the ...
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New York Banned Fracking, But 460,000 Tons Of Fracking Waste Have Been Dumped There 7.2.2015 Think Progres

New York's environmental protection agency called the accusations "inaccurate, misleading and irresponsible."

The post New York Banned Fracking, But 460,000 Tons Of Fracking Waste Have Been Dumped There appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Pro Dumpster Diver Who’s Making Thousands Off America’s Biggest Retailers 3.2.2015 Wired Top Stories
Matt Malone doesn’t mind being called a professional dumpster diver. He tells me this a little after 2 am on the morning of July 7 as we cruise the trash receptacles behind the stores of a shopping center just off the Capital of Texas Highway in Austin. Given the image that conjures, though, it’s worth pointing out that Malone has a pretty good day job, earning a six-figure salary as a security specialist for Slait Consulting. He is also founder of Assero Security, a startup that he says has recently been offered seed money by not one but two separate investors. Nevertheless, the 37-year-old Malone does spend a good many of his off-hours digging through the trash. And the fact is, he earns a sizable amount of money from this activity—more per hour than he makes at his Slait ...
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And the West is History 1.2.2015 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “Water Commissioner Redman, who made a trip out over the pipe line, reports a considerable snowslide on the Florida Road just out of town that came down from the rim rock and spread out to a width on the road of nearly 100 feet, burying the oaks under the weight and depth of snow.”75 years ago: SUNNYSIDE...
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State's toxic releases post 50% gain, EPA says 31.1.2015 LA Times: Environment
The amount of toxic chemicals released in California jumped 50% in 2013 over the year before because of a surge in disposal by the state's largest polluter, a hazardous-waste landfill in Kern County, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Food industry drags its heels on recyclable and compostable packaging 30.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The majority of food packaging is ending up in landfills, or on the street as litter, where it may eventually get swept into the ocean.
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Plastic Age: How it's reshaping rocks, oceans and life 29.1.2015 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The ultimate fate of waste plastic is hazy – but we know future geologists will find traces of a fleeting era written in the stones. Welcome to the Plasticene (full text available to ...
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