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Mining protester blacklisted and refused entry to Malaysia 1.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Natalie Lowrey was detained and sent to Bali, allegedly because of her involvement in demonstations against Lynas Corporation

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How Thailand is hurtling towards a massive waste disposal crisis 1.9.2014 FirstPost: World

A blaze at a vast rubbish dump home to six million tonnes of putrefying trash and toxic effluent has kindled fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis.

The post How Thailand is hurtling towards a massive waste disposal crisis appeared first on Firstpost.

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Redwood City picks up $1.3 million surplus by overcharging for garbage pickup 30.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
The good news is that Redwood City doesn't need to raise garbage rates this year, and possibly not in the next few years either. The bad news is the reason for that -- residents and businesses have been overcharged in past years.
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Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2014 live 30.8.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Were here all weekend tracking debate, ideas and controversy at the fifth annual Festival of Dangerous Ideas at Sydney Opera House tweet us or join in debate in the comments 11.44am AEST Adam is asking for your alternative #fodi acronyms. Hit us up! Some of the suggestions coming in so far ... Finally, Obama Deceit Inquest @adambrereton : ok peeps give us ya best #fodi acronyms and we'll chuck some good ones on the liveblog @adambrereton Future Orwellian Dystopia Initiative #FODI 11.33am AEST Among this weekends big name guests are Salman Rushdie, Steven Pinker and Pussy Riot. For more on the controversy surrounding this years festival, read this head to head debate on whether the band should be boycotting the event . 11.19am AEST Meet the team up on a rainy Saturday morning so you dont have to be. Entering the #FODI danger zone in a high-vis sweater. Live-blogging for @GuardianAus with @nancyarts @adambrereton pic.twitter.com/q48RG3lXI9 turns out #fodi really stands for festival of drenched idiots ...
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Pollution board ready for eco-friendly fest 29.8.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Pollution board ready for eco-friendly fest
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Global Trash Burning More Polluting Than Expected 27.8.2014 NDTV
Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's ...
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Kondungaiyur, Pallikaranai dump yards closure to take two more years 27.8.2014 Chennai News, Tamil News, Chennai City News, Tamil Nadu News | TOI City News
It has been two years since the Chennai Corporation announced its decision to close two major dump yards in the city -- Kondungaiyur and ...
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Eco-friendly Ganesa idols made in Paramakudi 27.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Eco-friendly Ganesa idols made in Paramakudi
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Global trash burning more polluting than expected 27.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned.
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Global trash burning more polluting than expected 27.8.2014 Sify News
Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's
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Grupo Mexico goes from first to worst on mine spill 27.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Mexico City • Spilling chemicals into two rivers near the U.S. border is making Grupo Mexico the country’s worst performing major stock. The shares have lost 5.3 percent, the most among 35 companies on the benchmark IPC index, since an Aug. 6 copper sulfate solution spill at its Buenavista del Cobre mining operation that the company says contains the world’s largest copper reserves. In the preceding month, it led gains among the index’s materials stock to a 16-month high. Mexican congressional c...
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For a liquor-free State 26.8.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
For a liquor-free State
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Ford dump site along Mississippi: Should it be cleaned up? 26.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Before hazardous waste laws existed, Ford dumped paint waste and other material at the site, which is adjacent to the former assembly plant.
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Old tech gear piling up? Dump it in corpn's 'e-waste kiosks' 25.8.2014 TOI: Chennai
People in the city can now drop broken keyboards, used batteries and other damaged electronic equipment in Corporation of Chennai's 'e-waste ...
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Children at risk in e-waste sites 24.8.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
More than 6,000 kids work in these sites While it is a known truth that Delhi has been become a dumping yard for e-waste for the world, some disturbing facts from these sites expose the lack of awareness on the part of the owners and the local authorities on the working conditions in scrapyards. In Seelampur area of the national capital, children can be easily spotted sitting atop the pile of keyboards, DVD players and other goods which compromise the e-waste. The area in the eastern part of Delhi exposes these children to very toxic substances, like lead, cadmium and mercury.  For the owners of the scrapyards, these children are cheap labour who work for anything between Rs 50 and Rs 200 a day. More than six thousand children between the ages of 10 and 15 work in these dumping grounds. A recent report by the NGO Toxic Link revealed the appalling conditions in which these workers operate. The report, titled “On the Edge”, claims that scrapyards have no ventilation and safety measures to protect the ...
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Children at risk in e-waste sites 24.8.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
More than 6,000 kids work in these sites While it is a known truth that Delhi has been become a dumping yard for e-waste for the world, some disturbing facts from these sites expose the lack of awareness on the part of the owners and the local authorities on the working conditions in scrapyards. In Seelampur area of the national capital, children can be easily spotted sitting atop the pile of keyboards, DVD players and other goods which compromise the e-waste. The area in the eastern part of Delhi exposes these children to very toxic substances, like lead, cadmium and mercury.  For the owners of the scrapyards, these children are cheap labour who work for anything between Rs 50 and Rs 200 a day. More than six thousand children between the ages of 10 and 15 work in these dumping grounds. A recent report by the NGO Toxic Link revealed the appalling conditions in which these workers operate. The report, titled “On the Edge”, claims that scrapyards have no ventilation and safety measures to protect the ...
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks 22.8.2014 AP Business
HEXIGTEN, China (AP) -- Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away....
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks 22.8.2014 Sify News
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night,
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Why China’s coal gas boom poses a major climate change risk 22.8.2014 FirstPost: Life

Chinese leaders are under intense pressure to meet rising energy needs spurred by economic growth but are hampered by insufficient reserves of natural gas and oil. At the same time, China's massive cities are contending with air pollution so intense it can shut down schools and airports.

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Clean Ganga drive: Toxin sensors to send alerts about effluents level 22.8.2014 Zee News : Science and Technology
The Central government has directed to install high-tech sensors at critical points along the Ganga to check the level of discharge of industrial waste into the river from about 700 units.
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