User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
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Old Ship Saloon lives on thanks to new owners 9.2.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
The owner of the Old Ship Saloon is sailing off into the sunset, but unlike an increasing number of San Francisco legacy bars that have closed in the last several years, the watering hole will live on, thanks to a new, preservation-minded ownership regime. “I guess the easiest way to explain it is that I hit the end of the road,” said Old Ship Saloon owner Bill Duffy. Located off Jackson Square, in what was once the Barbary Coast neighborhood, the Old Ship Saloon is arguably San Francisco’s oldest bar. Once the ship was landlocked by landfill, a building was built on the same site, which is now the corner of Pacific and Battery. Roughly a century and a half later, the Old Ship Saloon is one of the last remaining watering holes in an area that was once filled with them. “I’ve been here since 1988, and all around the neighborhood, I’ve watched drinking and eating establishments disintegrate and die and be turned into some other use or go to high-end dining that’s inaccessible for most people,” Duffy ...
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Unhappy with anti-pollution measures, government pulls up agencies 8.2.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
Not satisfied with the action taken against polluting activities in the Capital, the Delhi government has pulled up the nodal officers of all the agencies involved. In a review meeting held with representatives of the implementing agencies — three municipal corporations, Transport Department, PWD, NDMC, DPCC, and DDA — on Tuesday, Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain issued specific directions regarding air pollution control measures, such as prohibition on burning any kind of garbage, leaves, waste, plastic, rubber etc, and dust control at construction sites. "The Minister directed these bodies, along with other agencies, to increase the vigil in their respective areas, in order to have effective control over air pollution," a senior Delhi government official said. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) was directed to ensure that punitive action was taken against violators, in particular against those at landfill sites. The Minister further told the DDA to carry out effective inspection ...
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‘Punish violators of dust norms’ 8.2.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
Delhi environment minister Imran Hussain in a meeting on Tuesday reviewed air pollution control measures in the capital and issued specific directions to all the departments concerned.
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Cerebra opens e-waste recycling facility in Karnataka 7.2.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The facility has the capacity of 36,000 tonnes per annum, with plans to add PGM refining capability
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Corporation to close Athipattu, Pallikaranai dump yards 4.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
The comparatively smaller dump yards in Athipattu and Pallikaranai will also go through remediation and scientific closure along with the two toxic landfills in Kodungaiyur and Perungudi.
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South Delhi civic body readies plans to tackle plastic, e-waste 2.2.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
After deploying fixed compactors to make its areas dhalao-free, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation is now trying to rope in a private agency to encourage scientific disposal of non-biodegradable waste.
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Chicago's bag tax takes effect today. Here's what you need to know. 1.2.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Starting Wednesday, Chicago will be nudging shoppers to BYOB — bring your own bag, that is. A checkout tax of 7 cents per bag will be added at all Chicago retailers, the city's latest attempt to cut down on the use of disposable bags, typically provided for free at checkout, which often end ...
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Tackling trash: Kalyan Nagar RWA shows the way 31.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Even before Bengaluru could sense that a 'garbage bomb' is ticking, the Kalyan Nagar Residents' Welfare Association has showed the way on how waste can be tackled effectively. Kalyan Nagar Residents' Welfare Association president C M Subbaiah proudly proclaims, "The BBMP's new dictum on segregation of waste at source is not for us because we have been doing it sincerely for the past 19 years." Founded more than 25 years ago, the Residents' Welfare Association was the first to establish Waste Management Committee in 1998. Subbaiah recalls, "Our locality was not under the erstwhile Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike in 1998 when the Bangalore Development Authority, which formed our layout, started the Waste Management Committee as a pilot project with the assistance of the Norwegian government." In 1995, the BMP started dumping waste at Mavallipura but no waste from Kalyan Nagar went to the landfill as it was disposed of locally. The Residents' Welfare Association is in the process of introducing Provident Fund ...
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Company: Size of Iowa diesel pipeline spill overestimated 31.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Magellan Midstream Partners officials initially estimated that nearly 139,000 gallons spilled when the pipeline broke near Hanlontown, but the company said Monday that it has reported a new estimate of nearly 47,000 gallons to federal authorities.
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Cathay Pacific to cut emissions with switch to biofuel - Times of India 31.1.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Cathay Pacific to cut emissions with switch to biofuel - Times of India
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Lalbagh flower show ends on a green note 30.1.2017 Hindu: Home
The Republic Day Flower Show at Lalbagh ended on Sunday on a green note as the flowers that had visitors enthralled for the last 10 days will be composted and fed back to the soil. Over the 10 days, ...
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Fix This 29.1.2017 BBC: Technology
Each year Britons throw away two million tonnes of electronic waste - but a growing number of groups are helping people bring old technology back to life.
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Segregation at source, only solution for garbage menace 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Can the challenges of Solid Waste Management in Bengaluru be addressed through the Revised Master Plan 2031, public consultations for which are currently on? To seek the public views and suggestions on what the plan document says, DH interacts with a cross-section of Bengalureans. N S Ramakanth, a founder of the Solid Waste Management Round Table, disagrees with the waste generation figures put out by RMP 2031. He reasons that the numbers can be reduced only when the segregation is done at source. "In India, we produce about 60% -65% of kitchen or wet waste and rest is dry waste. Once this is segregated, there is scope for recycling." He says the problem can be solved only when the government takes initiative to decentralise the system. "To decentralise, we have suggested dry waste collectors' point at every zone." Any amount of waste can be recycled with the help of bio-gas or compost plant. "Such plants should be constructed in all wards. With stringent norms and discipline at all levels, we can ...
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Zero waste to landfills 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Battling the recurring garbage crises has never been Bengaluru's forte. The daily output exceeds 6,000 MT, and yet, the city has no clue managing the waste smartly. How does it then plan to tackle an estimated 18,390 MT of garbage by 2031? The Revised Master Plan 2031, now in public consultation mode, talks about the need for more land for landfills. Is that an admission of defeat? Why the fixation with landfills when the earlier plans had stressed on segregation, recycling and by implication, a drastic reduction in trucks heading out? Poor segregation record Despite well publicized campaigns, segregation of waste at source has not picked up pace. Local, ward-level treatment of waste has largely remained on paper. Meanwhile, the powerful corporator-official-garbage contractor nexus remains strong as ever, determined to keep the trucks loaded. In 2009, when the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) prepared a Solid Waste Management Master Plan, the waste generated was taken as 5,033 MT / day. ...
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Zero waste to landfills 28.1.2017 deccanherald.com
Battling the recurring garbage crises has never been Bengaluru's forte. The daily output exceeds 6,000 MT, and yet, the city has no clue managing the waste smartly. How does it then plan to tackle an estimated 18,390 MT of garbage by 2031? The Revised Master Plan 2031, now in public consultation mode, talks about the need for more land for landfills. Is that an admission of defeat? Why the fixation with landfills when the earlier plans had stressed on segregation, recycling and by implication, a drastic reduction in trucks heading out? Poor segregation record Despite well publicized campaigns, segregation of waste at source has not picked up pace. Local, ward-level treatment of waste has largely remained on paper. Meanwhile, the powerful corporator-official-garbage contractor nexus remains strong as ever, determined to keep the trucks loaded. In 2009, when the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) prepared a Solid Waste Management Master Plan, the waste generated was taken as 5,033 MT / day. ...
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Swachh survey: Jaipur Municipal Corporation’s poor preparedness come to fore 28.1.2017 TOI: Jaipur
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation’s (JMC) preparations were exposed by the Swachh Sarvekshan-2017 team which reached on Friday to start survey for clean city in Jaipur.
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Federal judge again blocks Texas rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains 28.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A federal judge Friday blocked Texas from requiring that fetal remains to be buried or cremated.

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said the new rule placed burdens on access to abortion that "substantially outweigh the benefits."

In issuing a preliminary injunction that indefinitely prohibits Texas...

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Federal judge again blocks Texas fetal remains rules 28.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge late Friday again blocked Texas rules mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains, in a victory for abortion rights groups. Austin-based U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks said that the health department regulations would remain suspended until further notice and that a trial date would be set in coming […]
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Beirut’s garbage pile draws birds that pose aviation peril 27.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

There is no end, it seems, to Lebanon’s trash crisis, a potent symbol of the dysfunctional, sect-based politics that define the tiny country.
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Workers clean one-fifth of Iowa pipeline spill 27.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Des Moines, Iowa • Workers have removed about one-fifth of the 140,000 gallons of diesel that spilled from a broken pipeline onto an Iowa farm, authorities said on Thursday, and all the liquid on the ground should be cleaned up by the end of the day. Vacuum trucks were sucking up the fuel that spilled onto an acre of grass and tilled farmland when the pipeline broke. About 18 percent of the liquid had been removed, and no fuel entered rivers or streams, said Iowa Department of Natural Resources ...
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