User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
Last updated: Jun 09 2018 01:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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German students say fines for stealing supermarket waste 'absurd' 8.11.2019 BBC: World
Two German students who took food from a bin appeal against their €225 fines for theft.
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This Indonesian village thrives on American trash. Its future is bleak 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Asia's crackdown on plastic waste, aimed at protecting the environment, is bad news for small-time recyclers in Indonesia who make a living sorting foreign garbage.

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Bear that attacked person in Aspen is captured, killed 24.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State wildlife officers say they trapped and killed a bear that attacked an Aspen restaurant manager.
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Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs 10.7.2019 BBC: World
Scientists say at least 20% of gulls carry the bacteria, which they fear can be passed onto humans.
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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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