User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
Last updated: May 19 2019 16:21 IST RSS 2.0
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How to make a mini forest with Miyawaki method 19.5.2019 Citizen Matters
With the Miyawaki method, you can create your own forest patch in spaces as small as 30 sq ft. The plants grow rapidly into trees, and do not need any maintenance after the first three years. Here is a guide to building a forest with this method
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Milk Bar and the magical making of a brand-new itty bitty cake 16.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“I want some cheese crisps.”

“I want to go look at this Easter stuff.”

“This is the most magical place.”

“Ooo, what’s zebra caramel corn?”

Christina Tosi is rapid-firing as she enters Ralphs on La Brea Avenue and 3rd Street. She’s pushing a cart, zigzagging around the bakery section, locking eyes...

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Today: 'Credible Fear' and Loathing 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As Homeland Security aims to make it harder for asylum seekers trying to establish “credible fear,” a new Jared Kushner immigration plan inspires all-around loathing.


‘Credible Fear’ and Loathing

Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over...

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Compost plant starts working in Adampur Chhavani again 13.5.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) dumps the waste in landfill site situated in Adampur Chhavni and now it has been decided to use the waste again, to convert it into organic fertilizers and with it, electronic weight system and for security point of view CCTV’s are also installed. It is notable that earlier the […]
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Washington state braces for eco-friendly ‘human composting’ 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones’ bodies into garden-variety soil.

Even the lawmaker who sponsored the bill awaiting action by the governor receives emails from people around the country expressing disgust.

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California is making a weak effort to turn agriculture into a climate change fix 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Agriculture generates 9% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, which makes it the state’s fourth-largest emitter, after transportation, industry and buildings. But agriculture — often seen as an enemy of the environment — is the only one of these sectors with the potential to also remove carbon...

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Chennai Corporation plans to decentralise waste management, but how? 11.5.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
In an interview with Citizen Matters, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash talks about the plan to decentralise the handling and management of 100% of wet waste generated in the city, and the efforts under way to implement the same.
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Review: ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is a winning doc about a couple’s agricultural dream 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few things have sent up our food-conscious era quite so accurately (or affectionately) as that first-season “Portlandia” sketch in which a restaurant waiter is given the third degree by concerned patrons over the bona fides of the menu’s locally raised chicken. (“It’s not some guy on a yacht in...

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New research shows that biodegradable plastics aren’t really biodegradable 7.5.2019
Making plastic from biological sources could be a solution, but supporting infrastructure is necessary.
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Election Day in Denver: What’s at stake in crowded races 7.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver elections have brought out the city's largest field of candidates since 2003, and it's especially unusual because only three of 16 seats are open.
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What Bengaluru’s scientific waste management can teach the Swachh Bharat mission 6.5.2019 Citizen Matters
While the Government of India has time and again emphasised the importance of cleanliness, Bengaluru has kept up the spirit of swachhata with a number of initiatives. See how an innovative waste collection station, plastic tiles and a compost school are reimagining waste management in the city.
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The one gardening mistake you can’t afford to make 3.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It’s warming up — at last! — so of course Southern California gardeners are eagerly roaming plant sales and nurseries in search of African basil, tomato seedlings and a billion other flower or vegetable starts.

But hold up, people.

If you really want a great garden this year, set your seedlings...

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California's latest weapon against climate change is low-tech farm soil 2.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
To help meet its ambitious climate goals, California is paying farmers to grow cover crops. The aim is to promote healthier soil that can absorb more carbon from the atmosphere.
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Climate change: UK 'can cut emissions to nearly zero' by 2050 2.5.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
It could be done at no added cost from previous estimates, and reduce GDP by just 1-2%, a report says.
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Modern rural composting system launched at Makeli 1.5.2019 The Assam Tribune
Modern rural composting system launched at Makeli
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Be the change that you want to see in your city 26.4.2019 Citizen Matters
If you have blamed the Government all along for deteriorating environment and other conditions in your city, now may be the time to rethink and react. These are five ways in which you can become an active and aware citizen and bring about change for the better.
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Development plans dampen mushroom grower's future 25.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Fans of fresh mushrooms have been flocking to an unlikely spot in Minneapolis for their fungi fix in recent years, but a proposed redevelopment of the site has the farm's founder worried he may have to shut down.
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Coming soon to California restaurants: Carbon neutral meals, verified by regulators 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Diners may soon have the chance to nibble away some of their climate guilt by patronizing California restaurants that have pledged to slash their carbon footprints to zero.

Under a new program announced by state officials Wednesday, consumers will be able to choose from a list of zero-carbon eateries...

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Pallikaranai apartment shows the way towards greener living 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
An apartment complex in Pallikaranai has taken a multi-pronged approach towards sustainable living, with replicable changes in waste management, power generation and water conservation.
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Back to Earth: Washington set to allow 'human composting' 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"Natural organic reduction" is an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks.
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