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Stubble burning: Punjab to study Nagpur’s initiative of using agri-waste briquettes for cremations 3.5.2018 Ludhiana – The Indian Express
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The US Has Millions of Tons of a Low-Carbon Fuel Source—but It's Being Thrown Away 25.4.2018 WRI Stories
The US Has Millions of Tons of a Low-Carbon Fuel Source—but It's Being Thrown Away Comments|Add Comment|PrintRenewable natural gas can be used in any vehicle with a natural gas engine—typically garbage trucks, freight haulers and buses. Photo by Pixabay The United States generates millions of tons of food scraps; inedible fats, oils and greases; sewage and manure. Some of this organic waste is used for energy or fertilizer, but most of it—around 50 million tons a year—is sent to landfills,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Canary in the Coal Pond 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback that would lessen the consequences and weaken requirements for polluting power plants. Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County, North Carolina, January 23, 2008. (Photo: Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer / MCT via Getty Images) In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected "statistically significant" amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under an Obama-era environmental rule regulating coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal. Mixed with water and ...
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How Dow Chemical and Boise are taking aim at plastics 23.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Many U.S. cities are struggling with how to keep items like juice pouches, candy wrappers and plastic dinnerware out of landfills.
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The Trump Administration Wants to Make Groundwater Less Safe in Coal Country 21.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected “statistically significant” amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under […]
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A train from New York with the stink of sewage befouled a small Alabama town — until the town fought back 21.4.2018 Washington Post
For two months, this two-square-mile coal town found itself mired in other people’s problems, the unwilling custodian of a train filled with 10 million pounds of treated human waste.
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Five myths about recycling 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
This myth has been kicking around for decades. Daniel K. Benjamin, a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, recently told Big Think, “In most cities across the nation, recyclin...
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Alabama is sick of New York’s poop 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Sometimes a news story just makes you go 'huh'. So it is with the story from Alabama, where a train full of feces from New Jersey and New York has been torturing a town for several months and the town is sick of it.
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'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town 18.4.2018 AP National
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures NYC 'poop train' 18.4.2018 AP Top News
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) -- A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet - and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste....
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Here's what you can do about plastic pollution 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Under current conditions, 13.2 billion tons of plastic will be either litter or in landfills by 2050. However, addressing this issue isn't a hopeless cause, and there are some things we can do about it.
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Russians protest garbage dumps blighting Moscow region 14.4.2018 AP Business
MOSCOW (AP) -- Large protests have taken place in nine cities and towns in the Moscow region over pollution from landfills and against government plans to build a garbage incinerator....
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Biodegradable shoes made from mushrooms, chicken feathers 12.4.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Introducing our new Partners-Planet Protector Packaging 9.4.2018 Planet Ark News
Planet Ark is proud to announce we have joined forces with Planet Protector Packaging, the distributor of the multi-award-winning sustainable packaging innovation Woolcool.
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Planet Ark and Bingo aim for the top with a bold new vision 9.4.2018 Planet Ark News
We are proud to announce our renewed partnership with Bingo Industries Limited (Bingo). The renewal of the partnership affirms both organisations deep commitment to, and strategic alignment with, the diversion of waste from landfill through recycling and resource recovery.
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What to do about the poo choo-choo? Alabama town deals with a smelly situation 8.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The smelly contents have been there since February. At one point, as many as 250 containers of poop -- some 10 million pounds -- were sitting, parked off the tracks, in Parrish, pop. 982.
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Brain waste: Immigrants with foreign degrees find U.S. employers reluctant to hire them 6.4.2018 Philly.com News
An immigrant with a bachelor's or master's degree from a foreign school will quickly find that a not-made-in-America sheepskin fails to impress on these shores.
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True colours - how simple bin changes cut waste at ANZ Stadium 28.3.2018 Planet Ark News
Australia's second-largest stadium has reduced waste by almost 130 tonnes a year with the help of the New South Wales EPA's Bin Trim program.
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Israeli firm says it can turn garbage into plastic gold 22.3.2018 AP Top News
KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel (AP) -- Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. "This is the mine of the future," he beams....
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Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told 22.3.2018 AP Top News
HOUSTON (AP) -- A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property....
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