User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
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Washington farmers are dumping unprofitable apples 29.5.2015 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A record crop of apples, coupled with the West Coast port slowdown earlier this year, is taking a toll on Washington apple growers....
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The decline of Rand Paul 27.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Rand Paul took a left turn on his journey to the Republican nomination, and now his hopes seem to be headed ...
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The decline of Rand Paul 27.5.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Rand Paul took a left turn on his journey to the Republican nomination, and now his hopes seem to be headed south.The libertarian Kentucky senator’s new book, “Taking a Stand,” came out Tuesday, and it is chock-full of lines that would position Paul well — if he were running against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.Read full article ...
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Rand Paul: GOP brand 'sucks' 27.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's embracing a unique moniker: tree hugger.
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Gardening is good for your health. Now make it easy on your wallet 25.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
From going organic to simply being organised, a range of experts give their top money-saving tips Been inspired sufficiently by the Chelsea Flower Show to go out into the garden? Then you’ve been enjoying some “horticultural therapy”. A growing number of GPs and healthcare professionals are “prescribing” gardening to improve their patients’ health. In fact, the benefits of just being able to see a green space from a window is said to be worth £300 per person per year to the economy.But what’s good for your health is not always healthy for your wallet, and gardening can be an expensive hobby. Estimates of the typical spend on gardens by UK households range from £123 a year to as much as £30,000 over your lifetime, according to research by Poundstretcher and Gardeningexpress.co.uk . We asked a range of experts to give us their top money-saving tips: Get to know your garden “A mistake most gardeners make when starting out is to buy lots of expensive plants without taking into consideration the requirements ...
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Six of the nation’s largest school districts dump polystyrene trays 25.5.2015 Washington Post
Six of the largest U.S. school districts have pooled their collective purchasing power to make significant changes to school lunch, and they’re starting by jettisoning the polystyrene tray.The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition that includes the school systems of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando, has commissioned a school lunch dish that is made from recycled newsprint and can be turned into compost after use.Read full article ...
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French parliament cracks down on supermarket waste 22.5.2015 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead....
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France to force big supermarkets to give away unsold food to charity 22.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Supermarkets will have to take measures to prevent food waste and will be forced to donate unsold but edible food to charity or for use as animal feed

In a rare show of unity France’s parliament voted unanimously Thursday to ban food waste in big supermarkets, notably by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products.

“It’s scandalous to see bleach being poured into supermarket dustbins along with edible foods,” said Socialist member of parliament Guillaume Garot who sponsored the bill.

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Target Field gets even greener 20.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Special bins will be placed around the stadium where fans can toss compostable packaging and leftover food.
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Target Field gets even greener 20.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Special bins will be placed around the stadium where fans can toss compostable packaging and leftover food.
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No country for old kale 19.5.2015 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Are gardeners happy when their kale starts to bolt? To the best of my knowledge, they are not. Because as attractive as we non-gardeners may find the tiny pale flowers, the people who mulch them, water them and fight off beetly predators see bolting as the end of the plants’ useful life.
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Fighting bugs with bugs: this time it’s personal 15.5.2015 Guardian: Science

A possible solution to one of the world’s most pressing problems might be lurking in my own back garden: my son and I see what we can do about it

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WSU researchers make jet fuel compound from fungus 11.5.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Recent research out of Washington State University Tri-Cities may have you looking at your compost pile in a new light. Researchers at the north Richland campus have discovered a way to develop a component of jet fuel from a common black fungus commonly found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. […]
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Cloth diapers aren't the greener choice, after all 11.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The invaluable yet lowly diaper was first mass-produced in 1887, a rectangle of oft-soiled, washable cotton fabric unimproved for more than 60 years, until a disposable version appeared. Ever since, the cloth diaper has fought a losing battle against its more convenient (and more aggressively ...
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Mila Kunis proud to be 'stay-at-home mom' 9.5.2015 New Kerala: World News
Read Full story of 'Mila Kunis proud to be 'stay-at-home mom'' at newkerala.com.
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Vaccines Might Not Stop the Midwest Bird Apocalypse 8.5.2015 Wired Top Stories
The worst bird flu outbreak in US history is decimating flocks in the Midwest. But vaccination poses a lot of ...
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A fresh palate and a clean plate: how to make the most of a salad 7.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Perhaps the most difficult thing to do as a chef is to hold back from overcomplicating food. Produce should be allowed to do its job, providing clean, fresh flavours without ornate embellishment, says resident cook Jackson Boxer There’s a game I often play with my team during quiet moments, as the clock moves inexorably toward the start of service, called What Right Now. It works whether I’m by the stoves, on the floor, or helping polish stems behind the bar. All it involves is asking the target what thing in the world they would most like right now to be consuming. Like all the best games, it is simple, satisfying, and often surprisingly challenging. At first I would use it as a tool to encourage creative thinking towards service – in anticipating that the warm afternoon turning to a balmy evening called for Campari and soda, we would better serve our guests’ unconscious desires, preparing to offer them the drink they did not yet know they wanted. But in time it’s become an illustrative thought ...
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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers 6.5.2015 NPR News
Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Seattle suspends fines for those who fail to compost; mayor wants more outreach on rules 24.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Seattle suspends fines for those who fail to compost 23.4.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle residents who toss food waste in the trash instead of the compost bin won't be fined starting July 1 as initially proposed....
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