User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Scavenging
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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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West Bank Boys Dig a Living From Trash 2.9.2007 NYT: Home Page
In a sign of the dire economic conditions for Palestinians, a dump has become a lifeline for a group of scavengers.
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Garbage firm has history of playing tough 19.7.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
The company at the center of the garbage lockout that has trash piling up around the East Bay doesn't shy away from a fight and has squared off in the past with labor unions and environmentalists. Waste Management Inc. of Houston endured labor strife... ...
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Bonanza for scavengers / Trash is money: Those overflowing mounds of East Bay garbage, the result of the Teamsters lockout, prove to be a gold mine for pickers who eke out a living recycling cans, bottles, plastic 14.7.2007 SFGate: Top Stories
Lou Brown is benefiting big-time from the lockout of East Bay garbage workers. Brown, who is 63 and homeless, recycles aluminum cans, plastic and glass to help make ends meet, and the piles of garbage on Oakland streets are proving to be a bonanza.... ...
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