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A Proposed Maryland Law Wants To Make Big Chicken Producers Responsible For Dealing With Their Poop 3.2.2016 Think Progres

The Poultry Litter Management Act would require poultry producers in Maryland to be solely responsible for the chicken manure that their contract farmers produce.

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Business News Roundup, Dec. 3 3.12.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
About 30 food companies announced plans Wednesdday to add scannable codes to their packaging that will offer details about ingredients, allergens and nutrition. The Grocery Manufacturers Association said the new code, called Smart Label, would appear on almost 30,000 products like shampoos, detergents, crackers and sodas by the end of 2017. The trade group publicized the program in the face of fierce lobbying over the issue of labeling foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. Worried about a Vermont law due to go into effect next summer that requires labeling of such foods, the food industry is working to get Congress to put language in an omnibus spending bill that would preempt states from passing such regulations. General Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty for releasing unsafe levels of air pollution from a hazardous waste incinerator in upstate New York and submitting false pollution control records. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Wednesday ...
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In Maryland, Burning Chicken Manure Counts As Renewable Energy 18.11.2015 Think Progres

Environmental activists want Maryland to stop calling chicken manure "renewable energy."

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Taking Out the Trash Burners 25.10.2015 Truthout.com
Having scored one big victory for jobs and the environment, a group of Baltimore activists is trying to take things to the next level. Curtis Bay, their heavily polluted Baltimore neighborhood, had been bracing for a $1 billion garbage incinerator that would have lowered Maryland's already poor air quality . Energy Answers , the company that won approval six years ago to build this boondoggle, tried to greenwash the burner, falsely claiming that it would generate "clean" power. But the incinerator would have emitted dangerous levels of mercury, lead, dioxins, and other substances linked to neurological problems, cancer, and asthma - all within a mile of local schools. That's why a youth-led organization called Free Your Voice joined with environmental groups in a campaign against the incinerator and in favor of real solutions for dignified jobs and authentically green initiatives. Free Your Voice grew out of a human rights group called United Workers , which was founded in 2002 by homeless day ...
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Comics historian Craig Yoe celebrates Banned Books Week with the Forbidden Comics bundle 23.9.2015 Boing Boing
Banned Books Week is just around the corner and to help prepare readers for this event, the folks at Humble Bundle have put together a collection of challenged and banned comics. A portion of the proceeds goes towards benefitting The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who helped curate this limited time bundle. Many notable creators are represented here including Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Jeff Smith, Jeff Lemire, Garth Ennis, the Hernandez brothers, and even Cory Doctorow himself. The Humble Comics Bundle: Forbidden Comics Supporting Banned Books Week runs for two weeks and ends Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time. For such a unique bundle about controversial comics, it only felt fitting to call upon an individual just as unique to provide the very first Humble Bundle intro; enter comics historian Craig Yoe, no stranger to the most salacious corners of comicdom. Take it away, Craig! -- Mother was horrified. She discovered my gaily-painted childhood wooden toy box now had a big steel padlock on ...
Essential California: L.A.'s homeless emergency 23.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Good morning. It is Wednesday, Sept. 23. The honeycomb exterior of the new Broad museum is now a meme. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES A 911 for L.A.'s homeless  L.A. city leaders are acknowledging the sharp increase in men and women living...
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Residents of Ohio Town See "Environmental Justice" as Empty Promise 16.9.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Some residents of East Liverpool, Ohio, have been complaining about emissions from a hazardous-waste incinerator since it opened in 1993, but say the EPA has been of little help. (Photo: Smokestacks via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO) This story was  published  by  The Center for Public Integrity , a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. East Liverpool, Ohio - When  President Bill Clinton deemed environmental justice an administration priority 21 years ago, Alonzo Spencer felt an odd sensation: optimism. The steel-mill crane operator could stand on the grounds of the neighborhood elementary school and see why such protections mattered. Down a valley less than 400 yards from the East Elementary School, hugging the banks of the Ohio River, a hazardous waste incinerator belched smoke, fumes and flares into the air. Spencer and a core of fellow activists had fought what was then the Waste Technology Industries incinerator ever since it was proposed it in the early ...
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Denver Zoo faces heat but pushes on with elephant poop-to-power plant 7.9.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
As the Denver Zoo pushes ahead on a $3.3 million City Park plant to convert elephant dung and other waste to power, neighborhood groups and city leaders are demanding details on air quality impact and safety.
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Hurricane Katrina proved that if black lives matter, so must climate justice | Elizabeth C Yeampierre 24.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The environmental justice and Black Lives Matter movements are complementary. We can’t afford to choose between the two

Those of us from low-income communities of color are on the frontlines of the climate crisis. US cities and towns that are predominantly made up of people of color are also home to a disproportionate share of the environmental burdens that are fueling the climate crisis and shortening our lives. One has only to recall the gut-wrenching images of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath to confirm this.

At a time when police abuse is more visible than ever thanks to technology, and our communities continue to get hit time and time again by climate catastrophe, we can’t afford to choose between a Black Lives Matter protest and a climate justice forum, because our survival depends on both of them.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Oil bust coming; how hot will it get? wind turbines vs. eagles 20.8.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Red-tailed hawk takes flight. See Kestrel's post . Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Spotlight can be seen here . More than 23,275 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Welcome to East Liverpool, Ohio, home of one of the world's largest hazardous waste incinerators —by Samuel Vargo: "Much was promised when one of the world's largest commercial hazardous waste incinerators was being planned, and later, built, in East Liverpool, Ohio's East End. The big parent company that owns and operates the facility, Swiss-based Von Roll, would be like a magnet that would attract other industries with its hazardous waste incinerator operating here. That was the biggest hook: The city would return to its glory days, when it was the world's pottery ...
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Machine That Turns Poo Into Water Gets a Test Run in Africa 12.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
Bill Gates once drank poop water from this low-cost waste treatment plant that makes sewage ...
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Russians despair at food destruction as Moscow says it is having desired effect 7.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Russia’s move to ostentatiously destroy banned food imports at the border has sparked debate in a country where millions live below the poverty line

Tonnes of pork tossed into incinerators, truckloads of cheese bulldozed into the ground, and an orchard’s worth of apples buried in a shallow grave.

The visuals of Russia’s stepped-up fight against sanctioned foodstuffs have been dramatic, and left many Russians wondering why so much is being destroyed in a country where millions of people live below the poverty line.

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Russia destroys tonnes of banned European pork – video 5.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Russia’s authorities start the process of destroying tonnes of suspected banned pork products from the European Union on Tuesday. About 35 tonnes labelled as Ukrainian but believed to be from Denmark, was thrown into incinerators, and in the Samara region more pork imports were destroyed on the grounds that the meat arrived with false Brazilian documents

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Ex-mayor of Pennsylvania's capital charged with corruption 14.7.2015 AP Politics
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The former mayor of Pennsylvania's capital city was arrested Tuesday on wide-ranging corruption charges, including allegations he unlawfully used public money from various agencies to buy hundreds of artifacts for a planned Wild West museum and other historical attractions....
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MN lawmakers pull the plug on pollution-fighting citizens' council 16.6.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board, once one of the state's most powerful citizen bodies, will shut down next week, the victim of a special session legislative deal.
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Avian flu outbreak takes poultry producers into uncharted territory 21.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Now reaching to 15 states, the outbreak has been detected at 174 farms, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Thanks To Community Protest, EPA Won’t Burn Huge Stockpile Of Explosives In The Open 9.5.2015 Think Progres

To say the protesters were happy would be a bit of an understatement.

The post Thanks To Community Protest, EPA Won’t Burn Huge Stockpile Of Explosives In The Open appeared first on ThinkProgress.

For commercial property owners, organics recycling is at the amenity frontier 10.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
Some commercial property owners are getting pressure from tenants to recycle organic waste.
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City government in southern China cancels waste incinerator after public protests 9.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Louisiana Residents Convince EPA That Burning Explosive Waste Outside Is a Bad Idea 26.3.2015 Truthout.com
More than 18 million pounds of hazardous explosives are still sitting in bunkers at Camp Minden in Louisiana, after an explosion happened there more than two years ago. Officials haven't agreed on how to clean up the wartime leftovers, but they have decided not to burn them in the open air. A handout photo of the scene of an explosion at Camp Minden in Louisiana in October 2012, after which 18 million pounds of unstable hazardous material was discovered. Webster Parish residents and others said they would not shy from a confrontation if authorities proceed with a plan to openly burn an abandoned stockpile of M6 propellant left at the camp since the private contractor that owned it declared bankruptcy. (Louisiana National Guard via The New York Times) Do you want to see more stories like this published? Click here to help Truthout continue doing this work! More than 18 million pounds of M-6 artillery propellant and other hazardous explosives are still sitting in bunkers at the Camp Minden military ...
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