User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
Last updated: Aug 28 2015 18:50 IST RSS 2.0
 
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5 great places to go glamping in Western Washington 28.8.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Washington glampsites that might just make you pitch your tent — to the back of the closet.
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Community Ag Alliance: Soil Health 101 28.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Have you ever thought of soil as a living ecosystem, composed of billions of tiny organisms working to support plants, animals and humans? Healthy soil is the foundation that sustains plentiful croplands and healthy forests, filters pollutants from air and water, maintains productive grazing lands for livestock and wildlife and helps control surface water flows. When we view soil in this way, rather than as an inert growing medium, we are able to recognize the importance of managing this ecosystem so it remains intact for future generations. Humans have the ability to change soil for better or worse, depending on how it is managed and protected. These management decisions can impact key functions provided by the soil, including, nutrient cycling, water relations, biodiversity and physical stability and support. Whether you farm or ranch hundreds of acres of land or compost in your backyard garden, the indicators of soil health remain the same. The ability to recognize these indicators and adapt ...
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Trump-induced nostalgia for the good old days of political debate 22.8.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
After reading the week’s shipment of Donald Trump-related news, I retreated to my burrow and buried my head in the past. One of the things that is most appealing when things in the present seem unremittingly bleak is to seek refuge in the idea that they were not always thus. The term nostalgia comes from Greek for homesickness, and generally you can tell a lot about your era from its specific nostalgias, what it pines for in its moments of weakness. The one you feel got away always encapsulates everything that you feel is wrong with the one you have. You should have gone to sea with Bob, you think. (Of course, if you had gone to sea with Bob, you would wish you had stayed home with Paul. There is no winning counterfactuals.)Read full article ...
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Journalist and author Eugenia Bone will be in Steamboat on Saturday for a unique presentation 21.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
How often are broccoli stems, peach pits, leftover bones and leafy green tops of carrots or beets thrown into the trash or compost bin? Nationally known food journalist and author Eugenia Bone says far too often. Using a common sense approach to eating locally, seasonally, healthfully and economically, Bone uses almost every ingredient with a three-way approach to cooking. What: Eugenia Bone: "It's Not Food Waste, It's Wasted Food" based on her cookbook “The Kitchen Ecosystem” When: 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 Where: Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 68 Ninth St. In her new book, “The Kitchen Ecosystem,” Bone suggests using ingredients by eating them fresh, preserving part to use in other recipes and saving parts normally thrown away — such as pits, peels and bones — to enhance flavors in other recipes. On Saturday, Bone will share one of the recipes in her book to demonstrate how food scraps from one meal can be transformed into a flavorful addition for another through the presentation, “It’s Not Food Waste, ...
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Selling cooking gas by the rucksack 20.8.2015 BBC: Business
The bio-fuel firm that sells its methane by the rucksack
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The next drought: Water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future 16.8.2015 LA Times: Environment
Glimpses of California's water future:
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Rant & Rave: Seahawks staff keep fans safe from lightning 15.8.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Readers thank Seahawks training camp staff, remind people to sort garbage and compost
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Five eco villages around the world 14.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Communities in Senegal, Colombia, Jamaica, Palestine and Egypt are experimenting with more sustainable ways of living

“In the 2000s, we felt our land was dying. We were not getting the yields we were expecting,” says Ousmane Pame, who grew up in Guédé Chantier, a village of 7,000 inhabitants in northern Senegal.

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Curbside composting starts in Minneapolis 10.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The program will cost about $8 million to launch, covered by an additional trash service charge for all residents in the city.
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Local Briefs 1.8.2015 Durango Herald
Veterans breakfast Sunday at Elks LodgeA veterans breakfast will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave.The cost is $5 for veterans and $6 for non-veterans. Participants should use the E. Ninth St. entrance.Colo. Human Services wants your feedbackThe Colorado Department of...
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Change is in the bag with no-plastic ordinance 31.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The fear and negativity surrounding the plastic bag ordinances set to go in effect Saturday in Chicago and Evanston have run the gamut from the laws being deemed a "public health risk" to warnings of increased costs to consumers and a loophole that will lead to more plastic, not ...
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City Council approves compost ordinance 30.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago's City Council on Wednesday approved an ordinance to track and legalize donations of uncooked food scraps to urban farms and community gardens that make ...
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Business Briefs 29.7.2015 Durango Herald
Bear Smart thankful for donationsBear Smart Durango, a local nonprofit, would like to thank Coutts and Clark Western Foundation for its $5,000 contribution toward general operating support and Bear Smart’s Electric Fencing Incentive program.This new program seeks to assist 20 county landowners with small-scale, backyard...
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Fried crickets, the future of food? 26.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
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Humanure: At the frontier of composting 23.7.2015 Durango Herald
Poop is a sensitive issue in Durango, where scientific studies recently proved that too much human feces is flowing into the Animas River downstream to Farmington.The Durango City Council is pondering whether to spend $55 million, deemed necessary by consultants, to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant to meet the state’s...
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Rent-a-chicken scheme set to crack soaring US egg price problem 22.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Pennsylvania couple offers solution to cost of eggs which has increased by 85% in a month after a bird flu outbreak

A Pennsylvania couple has come up with a solution to soaring US egg prices: rental chickens.

RentTheChicken.com is the brainchild of Jenn and Phil Tompkins, of Freeport, Pennsylvania, north-east of Pittsburgh. More than just a cost-beater, they see their business as a way to change how people think about food.

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Why everyone should stop calling immigrant food ‘ethnic’ 21.7.2015 Washington Post
‘Ethnic food.” Lately, the very term makes me lose my appetite.I encounter it where I don’t expect it — in mainstream food writing — and where I do: Yelp. Browsing that vast compost pile of opinion, I learn that one restaurant has “just enough ethnicity to make people feel multicultural.” Another, a Latin American joint that sits on what must be Washington’s gentrification line of demarcation, can still pass one reviewer’s ethnic test. Which is, of course: “Look for patrons of that restaurant’s ethnicity eating there.”Read full article ...
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Residents sue over Seattle composting law 17.7.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A group of residents has sued the city of Seattle, saying the city is violating their privacy rights when it requires garbage collectors to scan their garbage to make sure they don't throw food waste in the trash....
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Preserve pure, clean flavors: from farmers markets to chefs’ freezers 8.7.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
A growing number of chefs are quietly employing a time-tested method of preservation: the freezer.
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A passport to my lovely garden? Dream on, you wretched souls 28.6.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
‘I put a really big flowerpot on the manhole cover so that the people without gardens couldn’t get into my garden through their hole’ Late in my life I have become the owner of a house with a garden. But there are very few gardens in the area of the inner city where I live and naturally my garden has become a focus of envy from the deserving poor. Last Sunday I was in my garden, drinking fine champagne from the bottle and playing croquet on the lawn with my pantalooned children, when I began to notice some of the people with no gardens from other less salubrious parts of the borough straddling my fence. They were probably jealous of my lawn and flowerbeds, and wished they could have them, which they can’t because they are mine and I must deserve them otherwise why would they have come into my ...
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