User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: May 16 2019 18:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Climate change could bring the bubonic plague back to Los Angeles 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one.

Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leading to a steep increase in their numbers in places like Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Over the...

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The Indian men who make money selling trash 2.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
What happens when cities don't collect rubbish door-to-door? Enter the enterprising scrap dealers.
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Manual scavengers marginalised to darkest corners, forgotten, says HC 31.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Delhi HC upholds Delhi Jal Board’s scheme on manual scavengers 30.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Who cares if they're cute? This zoologist accepts animals on their own terms 22.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren't doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around "fact and not sentimentality."
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Brazil Closes Giant Pile of Trash, Depriving Residents of a Treasure 22.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Nearly 60 years after Brazil carved a modernist capital out of its wind-swept central plateau and began dumping its solid waste there, the dump was closed as part of an effort to modernize waste removal. With that, thousands of poor people lost their meager livelihoods rifling through garbage.
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Venezuelans scour polluted river for lost treasure, survival 8.1.2018 AP Top News
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Angel Villanueva waded into the dirty brown water of the Guaire River, the putrid channel snaking through Venezuela's capital, where he hoped to scavenge for a bit of treasure....
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Venezuelans scour polluted river for lost treasure, survival 8.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Angel Villanueva waded into the dirty brown water of the Guaire River, the putrid channel snaking through Venezuela’s capital, where he hoped to scavenge for a bit of treasure.
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Here's one city turning India's mountain of trash into cash 3.1.2018 LA Times: Business

It’s 6:30 a.m. in the Indian city of Mysuru and the streets are full of the sound of whistles blowing as workers in olive green aprons and rubber gloves begin a door-to-door search. They have come to collect one of India’s biggest untapped resources: garbage.

The roughly 1 million citizens in the...

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Dimming Christmas lights reflect Venezuela's grim crisis 24.12.2017 AP Top News
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Marilyn Pitre recalls taking her family on evening strolls at Christmas time through Altamira Plaza in Venezuela's capital, soaking up the dazzling lights and giant tree made of light bulbs in a display that once drew comparisons to New York City's Rockefeller Center....
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‘The mindset of the urban planner in India is in the bullock cart age. We need to change that’ 10.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Warrior of Wular 1.12.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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A world drowning in garbage 28.11.2017 Washington Post
A world drowning in garbage
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The Energy 202: Internal watchdog says Interior should focus on climate change. It isn’t. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The department controls one-fifth of U.S. land area.
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The survival game: At the Ghazipur landfill, children defy death and disease 1.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions 17.9.2017 AP Top News
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish....
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Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In one of Africa’s largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish. Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dumpsite stretches as far as the eye can see. It was declared full in 2001 but has remained active, with 850 to 1,500 tons of waste arriving […]
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Two friends were stuck in a refugee camp. A scholarship was their only way out. 6.9.2017 Washington Post
In the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya, two young women are among the 5,000 applicants for a scholarship in Canada that includes citizenship for the students — and eventually their families. The women both made it to the final round of interviews. One of them will leave. The other will stay in the camp and hope for another way out.
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Roadkill plan: People take 1,600 deer, elk off Washington roads in first year 25.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Last July, the state fish and wildlife commission changed state code to allow the salvage of elk and deer accidentally killed by vehicles.
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Couple accused of trying to sell deer parts taken from trash 30.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have again charged two former Pennsylvania restaurant owners accused of scavenging deer parts from trash bins outside butcher shops. PennLive.com reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/2stVdcl) that charges were re-filed against Shi Eng and Chun Eng after wildlife officials said the couple had been collecting discarded deer parts for a couple of years […]
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