User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
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Punishing scavengers? It's un-American 16.3.2009 LA Times: Opinion
Ordinances meant to discourage the practice fly in the face of our values of self-reliance and resourcefulness. In the same week that the media reported on a burgeoning tent city in California's capital, Sacramento joined Los Angeles and other cities in making it a crime to scavenge in recycling bins placed in front of homes. A staff report for the Sacramento City Council argued that such scavenging "can result in identity theft, injuries to the scavengers, waste being strewn about the surrounding areas, containers being left open to emit foul odors [and] attract animals and pests, and theft of recyclable ...
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Punishing scavengers? It's un-American 16.3.2009 LA Times: Commentary
Ordinances meant to discourage the practice fly in the face of our values of self-reliance and resourcefulness. In the same week that the media reported on a burgeoning tent city in California's capital, Sacramento joined Los Angeles and other cities in making it a crime to scavenge in recycling bins placed in front of homes. A staff report for the Sacramento City Council argued that such scavenging "can result in identity theft, injuries to the scavengers, waste being strewn about the surrounding areas, containers being left open to emit foul odors [and] attract animals and pests, and theft of recyclable ...
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The Rise of the Underground 14.3.2009 Wall St. Journal: Economy
The world's informal economy has been condemned in the past for creating stagnant growth and lower standards of living. Now it's become a critical safety net.
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Six legs good 9.3.2009 Guardian: Environment
They developed architecture and built farms millions of years before we did. They work together so seamlessly that colonies are known as 'superorganisms'. And they could hold the secret to working out how our brains evolved. Alok Jha investigates the extraordinary world of ants Without ants, the world would be a mess. Soil would be unable to sustain much life. Dead leaves, insects and small animals would litter the Earth's surface. Invertebrate pests would bloom, killing many of the food plants we need to survive. Thousands of species of flowering plants would disappear into extinction, robbed of a vehicle for their pollen. Those mobile dots that can suddenly appear in sugar bowls, crawl in neat lines over shoes or ruin an otherwise perfect ...
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Judge orders scavengers to stop raiding trash 7.3.2009 SFGate: Top Stories
A San Francisco judge has ordered a dozen of the city's most prolific recycling scavengers to stop looting bottles, cans and cardboard from curbside bins. The court's order, which came at the request of the city's garbage company, aims to crack down on a... ...
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Mexico City vows to green garbage dumps 25.1.2009 MSNBC

Most of Mexico City still relies on garbage pickers — generations of scavengers, many born inside the landfills. But the city plans to waste less and recycle more, incorporating those scavengers into the business.Mexico City wants to turn one of the planet's biggest and messiest waste management systems into the greenest in Latin America, if not the developing world.


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Craig Childs: Hunting, gathering in the modern world 10.12.2008 Star Tribune: Commentary
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Intel works on tiny devices for eco-technology 6.12.2008 SFGate: Business & Technology
Some of Intel Corp.'s tiny devices could one day have a big impact on the environment. The computer chipmaker on Friday offered reporters a glimpse of its research into products such as chip-size sensors that monitor air quality while riding piggyback on... ...
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Intel works on tiny devices for eco-technology 5.12.2008 SFGate: Business & Technology
Some of Intel Corp.'s tiny devices could one day have a big impact on the environment. The computer chipmaker on Friday offered reporters a glimpse of its research into products such as chip-size sensors that monitor air quality while riding piggyback on... ...
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Man as scavenger 3.12.2008 LA Times: Opinion
There's something deeply satisfying about searching for what civilization casts about.

Afarm couple in Colorado opened their fields last month to gleaners, giving away what was left of their harvest. Expecting about 5,000 people to show up, they were shocked when 40,000 arrived. This may be a sign of the times. As the economy plummets, we enter an environment ripe for scavengers. From field gleaners to garage-sale aficionados, they are everywhere and are coming from everywhere. I am one of them, a modern hunter-gatherer.
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Man as scavenger 3.12.2008 LA Times: Commentary
There's something deeply satisfying about searching for what civilization casts about.

Afarm couple in Colorado opened their fields last month to gleaners, giving away what was left of their harvest. Expecting about 5,000 people to show up, they were shocked when 40,000 arrived. This may be a sign of the times. As the economy plummets, we enter an environment ripe for scavengers. From field gleaners to garage-sale aficionados, they are everywhere and are coming from everywhere. I am one of them, a modern hunter-gatherer.
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First come, first served 29.8.2008 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Emerson College student David Koenig was walking to work in Cambridge recently when he spotted a computer desk that someone had discarded on a street near Harvard Square. It was in good condition and, even better, had slots for CDs. "Just what I was looking for," he said.
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First come, first served 29.8.2008 Boston Globe: Latest
Emerson College student David Koenig was walking to work in Cambridge recently when he spotted a computer desk that someone had discarded on a street near Harvard Square. It was in good condition and, even better, had slots for CDs. "Just what I was looking for," he said.
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Pigeons: The Next Step in Local Eating (No, Really) 19.7.2008 Wired Top Stories
With global demand for meat threatening to topple the food system, it's time we put Pollan on steroids and remembered: pigeons are fowl.
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Woman goes from trash scavenger to princess 14.7.2008 CNN: Top Stories
At birth, Usha Chaumar's life story had already been written.
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Newsom for governor? Not 5.7.2008 SFGate: Op-Ed
Editor - Homelessness on the increase, more trash than ever on the streets and in our neighborhoods, a rising spike in violent crime, public transportation deficiencies and now illegal criminals being flown to international destinations on the taxpayer's...
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Newsom for governor? Not 4.7.2008 SFGate: Op-Ed
Editor - Homelessness on the increase, more trash than ever on the streets and in our neighborhoods, a rising spike in violent crime, public transportation deficiencies and now illegal criminals being flown to international destinations on the taxpayer's...
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Toilet to catwalk 4.7.2008 BBC: World
Excrement clearers join top models in New York
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Toilet to catwalk 4.7.2008 BBC South Asia
Excrement clearers join top models in New York
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Battle of the bin brews between recycling 'poachers' and official haulers 1.7.2008 SFGate: Top Stories
A recycling war is breaking out on the Bay Area's curbsides. Those ubiquitous, colorful recycling bins people set out each week for pick up stand squarely on a battle line between growing numbers of organized crews who snag cans and bottles and the official...
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