User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
Last updated: Jul 01 2015 12:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
21 to 40 of 4,467    
Blue bins are reason why American recycling is stalling 21.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist's heart sing - giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each ...
Also found in: [+]
Garbage woes: It's the same all over 21.6.2015 deccanherald.com
It is not just the Avenue Road that is affected by garbage menace, many other streets too are raising a stink due to improper garbage collection. M K Srinivas, a resident of 10th Cross, East Park Road, Malleswaram, said, "The Pourakarmikas have become irregular in collecting the waste. Sometimes, they collect the garbage and dump it at the corner of our street. This has led to mosquito and dog menace." Similarly, Pramanik, a resident of Gopalappa Layout, RT Nagar, said: "It is becoming difficult for us to step out of house due to the raising stink. It is not just our lane, the entire layout and neighbouring residential localities too were affected since last two weeks." Garbage woes were also raised by the residents of Kurubarahalli, Indiranagar 16 'D' Main, Kanakanagar at Hebbal, New BEL Layout among others. Shekhar, a resident of Narayanapura, said the Pourakarmikas demand money for disposing of the garbage from their houses. "The houses on our street have been forced to give money to sanitation ...
Also found in: [+]
American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why 21.6.2015 Washington Post
Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing — giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day.Read full article ...
Also found in: [+]
'BJP Brought Garbage City Tag to B'luru' 20.6.2015 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
Also found in: [+]
State signals it will appeal ruling on sex offender program 19.6.2015 MinnPost
More litigation over MSOP.  Chris Serres of the Strib  says, “Attorneys for the state of Minnesota have signaled that they intend to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that declared the Minnesota Sex Offender Program unconstitutional and in need of systemic reform. Citing public safety concerns, the state attorney general’s office requested in a letter that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank amend his order to allow for ‘an immediate right to appeal.’ … Some observers questioned the wisdom of appealing a decision that condemned the state program so decidedly. By forestalling reform, the Dayton administration is increasing the likelihood that Frank will impose changes without consulting elected lawmakers, say legal scholars.” The U of M looks only marginally better in a second review of the now infamous Dan Markingson drug test case. Says Jeremy Olson in the Strib , “In a second review of industry-funded psychiatric drug trials at the University of Minnesota, Legislative Auditor James Nobles has found lapses ...
Also found in: [+]
Wolf Alice: ‘We’ve got to a nice, boring middle ground’ 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The Camden band are all the rage, especially with their teen fanbase, thanks to a blend of big guitars and folk stylings. They talk about their quest for heaviness Related: New band of the day (Wolf Alice No 1,510) I’m in the Hawley Arms in Camden Town with an up-and-coming guitar band and we’re discussing the merits of MySpace. Not because we’ve fallen through a crack in the space-time continuum, but because the infamous pub – a byword for the latter-day excesses of the mid-00s indie scene – is where Wolf Alice choose to hang out. On the one hand, this feels a bit incongruous, because Wolf Alice are a hip guitar band in their early 20s, and Camden Town has these days deteriorated in the collective consciousness into a deeply untrendy indie landfill site, the eternal regret-ridden Sunday morning to the intoxicating, scratchy guitar-soundtracked Saturday night of 10 years ...
Also found in: [+]
Land next flashpoint between L-G, govt? 19.6.2015 HBL: Home
DDA headed by Jung says govt will have to buy land for projects
Also found in: [+]
Garbage Dumping Resumes at Gundlahalli 19.6.2015 newindianexpress.com
Also found in: [+]
Land next flashpoint between Delhi L-G, govt? 19.6.2015 Hindu: Home
DDA headed by Jung says govt will have to buy land for projects
Also found in: [+]
Would an Argentina-style cure work for Greece? Probably not 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Greek economy would be better off outside the euro, say some, but devaluation may only work in countries with thriving trading partners

There is a beguiling argument that life for Greece outside the eurozone wouldn’t be so bad. Sure, the immediate economic pain would be severe, but a new drachma, coupled with debt default, might deliver a whoosh of relief in time. Isn’t history full of countries that have devalued their way out of crisis by generating an export boom? Didn’t Argentina recover that way when it abandoned its currency peg to the US dollar in 2002?

Taken to its logical extreme, this argument says the real threat to the survival of the eurozone is that Greece leaves and prospers. Come the next crisis, other strugglers might opt to quit, dumping their debts as they go.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
'Can't act against Terra Firma as BBMP itself was on wrong side' 18.6.2015 deccanherald.com
The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) cannot initiate any action against the Terra Firma off Doddaballapur Road for violating the tender condition as the BBMP itself was on the wrong side, said the BBMP Administrator T M Vijay Bhaskar. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of Janaspandana on Thursday, Bhaskar said the BBMP had agreed to send only 500 tonnes of waste everyday but after the closure of Mandur landfill, the Palike started sending 1,200 tonnes of garbage everyday. "The firm (Terra Firma) did not have the capacity to process such a huge quantity of garbage everyday. So dumping of waste started in Terra Firma landfill as used to happen at Mandur landfill," said Bhaskar. He said in the next six months, challenges would reduce as three waste-to-energy units will become operational. He added that there is some resistance at Gorur to a garbage processing unit, which the residents are opposing. The Palike is persuading villagers not to oppose the project. Regarding the Giddenahalli project, ...
Also found in: [+]
Gundlahalli Relents on Waste Dumping 18.6.2015 newindianexpress.com
Villagers agree to allow garbage trucks for next six months after a meeting with ministers, BBMP officials
Also found in: [+]
Goodyear to use silica derived from agri-waste to make tyres 17.6.2015 Most Popular
The company will introduce tyres made from silica (derived from rice husk ash) in the Chinese market
Also found in: [+]
Govt promises to reduce Terra Firma's trash burden 17.6.2015 deccanherald.com
The State government on Wednesday assured the residents of the villages around the Terra Firma waste processing unit in Doddaballapur taluk that the garbage being sent to the unit from the City would be reduced from the current 1,110 tonnes to 500 tonnes in the next six months. As the villagers blocked trucks carrying garbage to the landfill since Tuesday and staged a demonstration for the second day on Wednesday, a team led by Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy held discussions with the leaders of the local communities. The team, which included Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda and senior BBMPofficials, admitted that instead of the permitted 500 tonnes, around 1,110 tonnes of garbage was being sent to the landfill currently. They gave an undertaking to the leaders that in the next six months, steps would be taken to ensure that not more than 500 tonnes of garbage are sent to the landfill. After the meeting at Hulikunte Gram Panchayat office, Ramalinga Reddy said mud-capping would be done on the ...
Also found in: [+]
Protests at landfill worsen City garbage woes 17.6.2015 deccanherald.com
The ongoing protests at the Terra Firma landfill site near Doddaballapur over the excess dumping of the City's waste much beyond the permissible level have added to garbage woes here.

With heaps of waste lying uncleared, many areas have started feeling the heat of the protest. Not only the slums, but prominent places were also affected.

Church Street, MG Road, Residency Road, Avenue Road, Chikpet, Mamoolpet, Sultanpet, Banashankari, Sarakki, JP Nagar, Rajajinagar, Gottigere, Shivajinagar, Frazer Town,
Kurubarahalli and areas around Majestic are the worst affected. While BBMP Administrator T M Vijay Bhaskar camped near Terra Firma landfill to pacify protestors, Commissioner G Kumar Naik and his subordinates held the fort in Bengaluru to ensure proper garbage disposal.
The effort, however, did not yield much results.
Also found in: [+]
Land-filling at Paroda: Stop-work order issued 17.6.2015 Goa News, News of Goa - Times of India
Stop-work order has been issued by the deputy collector of the district flying squad to the owner of a petrol pump for filling up a low lying area in Guddi, Paroda in Quepem ...
Also found in: [+]
Village women block garbage trucks from City 16.6.2015 deccanherald.com
Tension prevailed in Chikkamankalala village near Doddaballapur on Tuesday afternoon, when hundreds of women blocked the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) trucks carrying waste to the Terra Firma solid waste management unit. Women from Gundlahalli, Kamana Agrahara and Chikkamankalala blocked over 200 trucks. They complained that any number of trucks were allowed to dump garbage in the landfill without any checks. They said foul smell emanating from the dumping yard was creating health problems to them. The protest, which started at around 3 pm, continued till 6 pm, and the jurisdictional police couldn't convince the women to allow the trucks to move. "Terra Firma does not consider us as human beings. We were living in an environment with fresh air and water and happy and content with our agricultural work. However, after this unit came up, we are only visiting hospitals with serious health issues. We can't work in our fields because of the foul smell," said Bhagyamma from Gundlahalli. "A heap of ...
Also found in: [+]
Landfill Of Lettuce: What Happens To Salad Past Its Prime 16.6.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
The bagged salad industry is huge. So why are bagged greens ending up in landfills in such huge quantity?
Also found in: [+]
Innovative waste disposal plant will generate electricity 15.6.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Innovative waste disposal plant will generate electricity
Also found in: [+]
Alleged Outfit associate convicted of extortion by federal jury 15.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A longtime associate of reputed Outfit bosses Peter and John DiFronzo was convicted Monday of extortion for threatening a deadbeat suburban businessman who owed hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...
Also found in: [+]
21 to 40 of 4,467