User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
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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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Donkey power helps to keep Algerian city clean 19.6.2017 Hindu: News
It's a rubbish job, but someone has to do it. Or some animal: in the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tonnes of trash every day.Some streets in the Kasbah are so narrow that single fi...
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Exploring the magic and mystery of mushrooms with the L.A. Mycological Society 23.3.2017 LA Times: Science

There was a dump truck driver from Baldwin Park, a humanities professor from Long Beach, a conceptual artist from Altadena and a stay-at-home dad from Mid-City.

They didn’t have much in common, except for one thing: They’d all fallen for fungus. Hard.

Their shared obsession led them to the Los...

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Dozens Missing In Deadly Landslide At Ethiopian Garbage Dump 13.3.2017 NPR News
People at the Koshe Garbage Landfill at the time of the collapse included scavengers looking for items to sell and people who rented homes at the site.
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35 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide 12.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump, killing at least 35 people and leaving several dozen missing. Many called the landfill home.
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15 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide 12.3.2017 AP Top News
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Fifteen people have been killed in a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital and several dozen people are missing, officials and residents said Sunday....
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In ancient trash heaps, a whale hunting puzzle emerges 10.11.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New DNA evidence from a 4,000-year-old archaeological site along the coast of Greenland suggests the paleo-Inuit or Saqqaq culture ate large amounts of whale. But how?
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In Ancient Trash Heaps, A Whale Hunting Puzzle Emerges 10.11.2016 NPR Health Science
New DNA evidence from a 4,000-year-old dumpster along the coast of Greenland suggests the paleo-Inuit or Saqqaq culture ate large amounts of whale. But how?
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Scavengers have close encounters with bombs in NYC, NJ 20.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two sets of lucky scavengers played roles in the investigation of the bombing spree that terrorized people in New York and New Jersey over the weekend. On Sunday, two homeless men grabbed a backpack left in the trash near an Elizabeth, New Jersey, train station, only to discover it […]
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From trash to triumph: The Recycled Orchestra 14.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum have toured the world with instruments made of garbage. They've played with Stevie Wonder and for the Pope. Now they're in a documentary.
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State court partly blocks Seattle trash recycling/composting requirements, because of risk of unconstitutional searches 28.4.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
State court partly blocks Seattle trash recycling/composting requirements, because of risk of unconstitutional searches
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Global trash problem reaches crisis level 22.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
As nations around the globe observe Earth Day, one of the most daunting issues facing the world is the mounting waste problem, which impairs public health, pollutes the environment and threatens to drown some poor countries in toxicity. More than half the world's population does not have access...
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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' rockets toward becoming a beloved classic 2.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Disney/Buena Vista, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99

Available now on VOD

Given that the seventh "Star Wars" chapter has made $2 billion worldwide, pretty much everybody who wants to see it probably already has. But it's in watching movies over and over at home that blockbusters...

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'It's mostly about living closer to the land' 28.3.2016 CNN: Top Stories
With their long beards, plaid shirts and timeless surroundings, they could be part of a folksy fashion shoot for a hip magazine.
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Green groups dismiss claim container deposit scheme will attract 'scavengers' 24.3.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Food and Grocery Council’s warning that NSW scheme will result in rubbish being strewn over front lawns labelled as ‘scaremongering’

New South Wales premier Mike Baird’s plans to introduce a container deposit scheme in the state are facing renewed opposition with the Australian Food and Grocery Council warning of rubbish strewn over front lawns by “scavengers” if the scheme goes ahead – a claim environmental groups have dismissed as “scaremongering”.

Baird promised to introduce a container deposit scheme such as those in South Australia and the Northern Territory while seeking re-election as premier last year.

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18 stories high and still burning, fire at landfill exposes India's growing trash crisis 24.3.2016 L.A. Times - World News

Every day after school, 15-year-old Inamul, usually clad in flip-flops, spends an hour or two wandering the giant landfill near his house. Ignoring the stench and the colonies of rats, he collects plastic bottles, cheap jewelry, glass, bits of wood and anything else that he can resell to a scrap...

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Social experiment shows hundreds ignoring 'homeless boy' in New Zealand 22.3.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Police in Auckland secretly filmed scores of people walking past an actor posing as a child scavenging for food as part of recruitment campaign

A social experiment by New Zealand police has filmed hundreds of people ignoring a homeless boy digging through a rubbish bin in Auckland for food.

The “hungry boy” video is part of a recruitment campaign by the New Zealand police, and poses the question “Do you care enough to be a cop?”

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Garbage fire visible from space 5.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
On any regular morning in the bustling port city of Mumbai in western India, a thick, yellow-gray pall hangs over the city. Driving on one of the metropolis' highways, buildings just dozens of meters away are hard to make out through the early morning smog.
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Myanmar jade mine landslide kills at least 30 22.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Death toll expected to rise after those killed thought to have been scavenging through a mountain of waste rubble in search of Myanmar’s most valuable stone

At least 30 people have been killed in a landslide as they picked through mountains of waste rubble in a remote mining area of northern Myanmar searching for precious jade, state media has reported.

The Global New Light of Myanmar reported that “at least 30 dead bodies were retrieved from a landslide site and more are missing” after the collapse in Hpakant, Kachin state on Saturday, quoting local officials and media reports.

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