User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Sep 23 2020 03:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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She was afraid of growing food — until the pandemic pushed her to do it 23.9.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Jamie Williams turned a tiny strip of dirt outside her apartment into an edible garden. You can tour it online during the LA Design Festival.

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Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane 21.9.2020 BBC: Science
A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.
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Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem 19.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem
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Mumbai’s Coastal Road: Making land in a drowning city 31.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Last fortnight, the Supreme Court conceded that the project is not exempt from environmental and wildlife clearances. Nevertheless, reclamation work continues.
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Why are clothes sizes so erratic and can they be fixed? 25.8.2020 BBC: Technology
New apps use your phone to record your dimensions and recommend what size to buy at shops.
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Editorial: California has the cure for the plastic plague. Let's use it 23.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the plastic trash problem. California lawmakers have the solution, and they can't put if off any longer.

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Memoir: Trade union activist Ilina Sen on life, co-workers and camaraderie in Chhattisgarh 10.8.2020 Scroll.in
Ilina Sen died in Kolkata on August 9 at the age of 69.
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Denver’s war on plastics: Another casualty of COVID-19 29.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
As people continue to work and play at home, Denver residents create more trash and that's pushing the city's solid waste division to keep up.
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For countries like India, tackling antibiotic resistance is key to preventing the next pandemic 13.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The risk is higher in countries with inadequate basic water, hygiene and sanitation infrastructure.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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First-of-its-kind clean hydrogen plant planned for Los Angeles County 20.5.2020 LA Times: Business

The green technology caught the attention of R. Rex Parris, a Republican mayor in Southern California.

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Methane observing firm eyes UK for key base 14.5.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
Canadian firm GHGSat, which carries out methane monitoring from space, looks to set up a UK hub.
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Column: Want some good news? This new Riverview Bridge for pedestrians over north branch of the Chicago River 24.4.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
This curving, 1,010-foot-long span in the North Center neighborhood is a beautiful next step in making the river a second lakefront.
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Why proper trash, recycling and compost disposal are critical to Denver health amid coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The dramatic rise in home activity during the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the exposure risk to an underappreciated and essential City of Denver workforce -- residential trash, recycling and compost removal.
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'These people are warriors.' Meet the waste workers taking risks to sort your recyclables 6.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Even as the coronavirus rages, workers in parts of California continue the job of picking up and sorting through waste and recycled items.

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Coronavirus lockdown has significantly improved air quality, says pollution control board 2.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Air Quality Index in Delhi at 4 pm was 69, in the ‘satisfactory’ category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.
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Lockdown leads to lower air pollution levels 2.4.2020 Rediff: Business
The nationwide 'Janta Curfew' followed by the 21-day lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak have led to a significant reduction in pollution in the country, with 91 cities recording air quality in the 'good' and 'satisfactory' category on March 29, a Central Pollution Control Board report has stated. Travel restrictions and the closure of industries have helped reduce the pollution level, it said.
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Plastic wars: Industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show “Frontline” found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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Medical waste industry braces for flood of virus-contaminated trash 30.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Bracing for an onslaught of trash contaminated by the coronavirus, medical waste haulers are seeking special exemptions.

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Corpn. to reclaim Perungudi land 17.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Skywalks planned at seven locations
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