User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
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Landslide kills eight in Guatemala rubbish dump 21.6.2008 New Kerala: World News
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In pictures 17.6.2008 BBC: World
Kenyan scavengers live by recycling plastic bags
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Trash - or treasure? 10.6.2008 Star Tribune: Latest
Sure, that thing on the curb with the "Free" sign is there because someone considers it junk. But usually within 30 minutes, someone else has claimed it.
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The new underground currency 13.4.2008 Star Tribune: Latest
Thieves are ransacking house after house in search of copper they can sell to scrap dealers for as much as $20,000 a month.
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The new underground currency 13.4.2008 Star Tribune: Local
Thieves are ransacking house after house in search of copper they can sell to scrap dealers for as much as $20,000 a month.
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Vets 'at risk from miscarriage' 3.4.2008 BBC: Health
Female vets over-exposed to the gases they use could be raising their chances of miscarriage, claims research.
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Woman scavenges for survival in urban wilderness 30.3.2008 Houston Chronicle: Nation
It's not yet 3 a.m. but Juana Rivas grabs her shopping cart and steps off the curb into the dark. She shields herself from the cold with a sweatshirt and jacket, along with a pink hat and gloves. Only a barking dog interrupts the silence.
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Scavenging to survive in Pasadena 12.3.2008 LA Times: Most Emailed
To support her family, an undocumented worker gathers recyclables from street-side containers. 'I do it out of necessity,' she says.

It's not yet 3 a.m. Juana Rivas grabs her shopping cart and steps off the curb into the dark.

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Scavenging to survive in Pasadena 12.3.2008 LA Times: Top News
To support her family, an undocumented worker gathers recyclables from street-side containers. 'I do it out of necessity,' she says.

It's not yet 3 a.m. Juana Rivas grabs her shopping cart and steps off the curb into the dark.

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Kyrgyz Town Lives with Radioactive Soviet Legacy 5.2.2008 NPR: Morning Edition
Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan, was once an elite Soviet industrial town, where uranium was mined and processed. The mining came to a stop in the 1960s. The radioactive waste remains, and little has been done to protect the town's more than 20,000 residents.
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Scavenger Lands Fashion Model Gig 4.2.2008 WSJ: Most Emailed Today
Only a few years ago, Daniela Cott was working scavenging trash on the cobbled streets of a prosperous neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Today, she is one of Argentina's most talked-about new fashion models, and her story shows how the fashion industry is casting an ever wider net for hot ...
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Scavenger Lands Fashion Model Gig 4.2.2008 WSJ: Most Viewed Today
Only a few years ago, Daniela Cott was working scavenging trash on the cobbled streets of a prosperous neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Today, she is one of Argentina's most talked-about new fashion models, and her story shows how the fashion industry is casting an ever wider net for hot ...
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Scavenger Lands Fashion Model Gig 4.2.2008 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Only a few years ago, Daniela Cott was working scavenging trash on the cobbled streets of a prosperous neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Today, she is one of Argentina's most talked-about new fashion models, and her story shows how the fashion industry is casting an ever wider net for hot talent.
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An Online Scavenger Hunt on Prewar Claims 23.1.2008 NYT: Home Page
A database of public statements made by officials about the Iraq war offers some surprises. What did you find?
Recycling Books, but Not Just to Save the Environment 18.1.2008 NYT: Home Page
A group of book-scavenging homeless men are regulars at the Strand, helping the city’s best-known used-book store keep its shelves stocked.
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Dignity demanded for scavengers 30.11.2007 BBC South Asia
Activists in India begin a two-day consultation in Delhi to discuss ways of ending the practice of collecting human waste by hand by 2010.
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Prospectors flood to east's El Dorado 10.10.2007 The Guardian -- Front Page
Central Asia's gold fever leads to pollution and violence akin to the wild west.
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Prospectors and 'ninja' miners flood to east's El Dorado 10.10.2007 The Guardian -- World Latest
Central Asia's gold fever is not only fuelling rapid economic growth but also pollution and violence akin to the wild west.
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New Delhi Journal: Picking Up Trash by Hand, and Yearning for Dignity 27.9.2007 NY Times: World
An essential class of workers, garbage collectors in India’s capital are among the city’s poorest and most marginalized groups.
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New Delhi's ragpickers want pay, not gloves 3.9.2007 International Herald Tribune: Front Page
A move by the government to provide only 6,000 of the 300,000 garbage collectors in the capital with gloves, boots and aprons is not enough, say the workers.
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