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Telecom Company To Pay $52 Million For Illegally Dumping Electronic Waste 21.11.2014 Think Progres

A 2011 investigation found AT&T was "systematically sending hazardous wastes to local landfills that were not permitted to receive those wastes."

The post Telecom Company To Pay $52 Million For Illegally Dumping Electronic Waste appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Retailers collect old paint under new Minnesota recycling program 18.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Hardware and paint stores now collect old paint for free, with recycling costs factored into new purchases.
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To end food waste, change needs to begin at home 17.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Food is the largest single source of waste in the U.S. More food ends up in landfills than plastic or paper.
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Atari fan shells out $1,537 for worst game ever 17.11.2014 Durango Herald
ALAMOGORDO – What some have called the worst video game ever made has fetched thousands of dollars for a New Mexico city.An old “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” game cartridge drew the highest bid among 100 Atari games auctioned on eBay by Alamogordo officials.The games were part of a cache of some 800 Atari...
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In blow for Tokyo and Washington, Okinawa elects anti-base governor 16.11.2014 Washington Post
TOKYO – The Japanese prefecture of Okinawa is set to elect a new governor who vows to block the relocation of a controversial Marine Corps air station, in a set-back for both Tokyo and Washington. Although it is not clear whether Takeshi Onaga will be able to make good on his campaign promise to stop a new base from being built , his expected victory is sure to complicate American and Japanese plans to do ...
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Guest: How to fight climate change by harvesting wood 14.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Don’t just knock on wood; use it to fight global warming, writes guest columnist Bruce Lippke.
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This Hospital System Now Produces More Energy Than It Consumes 11.11.2014 Think Progres

Gundersen Health System's efficiency efforts have saved it nearly $2 million each year.

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Gulls switch to trash-diet as fish stocks run low 11.11.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Fertility and population declines in glaucous-winged gulls coincide with a switch away from eating fish to a low-nutrition terrestrial ...
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Outrage as Mexico's Attorney General Says Missing Ayotzinapa Students Are Dead 10.11.2014 Global Voices
Jesus Murillo Karam based his declaration on confessions from three hit men. But the bodies haven't been identified, and Mexicans are growing #tired of the government's handling of the tragedy.
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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste 8.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn't currently have any plans to do so, company officials said.
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Fargo Facility Could Handle Ebola-Related Waste 7.11.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn't currently have any plans to do so, company officials said.
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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste 7.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Healthcare Environmental Services would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn't currently have any plans to do so, company officials said.
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Image of Asia: Child's play in a New Delhi ragpickers colony 7.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Buried ET and other Atari cartridges on eBay 5.11.2014 Boing Boing
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Atari's legendary stock of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and other cartridges buried in a New Mexico landfill since 1983 and recently dug up are now up for auction on eBay. Read the rest

Plastic-bag makers want you to overturn California's bag ban 4.11.2014 LA Times: Business
Listening to the plastic-bag industry oppose bans on their product is eerily similar to what carmakers said decades ago in opposition to seat belts and air bags.
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Fight over ashes from Ebola victim's apartment show difficulty in disposing of Ebola waste 1.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo 1.11.2014 AP National
It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother....
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New Ad Preemptively Sells Royals World Series Gear 29.10.2014 Esquire
Do you believe in jinxes?
Does an Ebola quarantine make sense? 29.10.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Neither side in the Ebola quarantine debate has presented enough facts to buttress its beliefs about healthcare workers returning to the U.S. from the three afflicted West African nations. But the weight of evidence falls strongly against the use of mandatory quarantines for those who worked...
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Taste test: roadkill raccoon 23.10.2014 Boing Boing
Last weekend, Janica and Joel picked up six roadkill raccoons and a feral cat on a round-trip to Courtenay. It was Thanksgiving weekend. They made raccoon burgers, served the cat up stuffed, and tucked the rest away in the freezer. By Reanna Alder Read the rest
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