User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
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Six months in, Chicago's plastic bag ban a mixed bag 30.1.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
In the six months since Chicago's plastic bag ban went into effect, Jordan Parker, an environmentalist and critic of the city's bag ordinance, has lobbied aldermen to give it more teeth. But she has also felt encouraged by what appears to be growing awareness among some shoppers to cut down ...
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Denver to expand its composting program in 2016 28.1.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver is expanding its composting program in 2016 thanks to an expanded budget with the hope of easing the burden on the city's ...
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Q&A: Details about what’s next in bird flu response efforts 23.1.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 414,000 turkeys and chickens have been killed, some through a method considered a “last resort” of euthanasia, at 10 southwest Indiana farms affected by a bird flu outbreak. Testing and monitoring will continue for weeks to determine if the outbreak of the H7N8 viral strain is contained. That strain is […]
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Does killing urban coyotes create more problems than it solves? 20.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

One night a few months ago, as my husband sat in the backyard, a coyote appeared, so swiftly and silently that one moment it wasn’t there and the next, it was standing on the slope 15 feet away. My husband called me out to look; the creature was a beauty, larger than usual, in full russet-and-gray...

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Feds enlist religious groups to fight food waste 18.1.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The EPA on Monday launched an initiative to engage religious groups of all faiths to help redirect the food that ends up in landfills to hungry mouths.
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Thou Shalt Not Toss Food: Enlisting Religious Groups To Fight Waste 18.1.2016 NPR News
The Environmental Protection Agency is launching an initiative to engage religious leaders of all faiths to reduce food waste. Many groups have already embraced the challenge as a moral imperative.
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With leap to HBO, Big Bird's got a brand-new way to get to 'Sesame Street' 17.1.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Shiny new digs (in more ways than one) are reshaping the children's TV show, which premieres Saturday on HBO. The show's executive producer -- and Elmo himself -- tell how the neighborhood's changed.
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With Leap To HBO, Big Bird's Got A Brand-New Way To Get To 'Sesame Street' 17.1.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
Shiny new digs (in more ways than one) are reshaping the children's TV show, which premieres Saturday on HBO. The show's executive producer — and Elmo himself — tell how the neighborhood's changed.
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If Sesame Street can gentrify, are any TV streets safe? 15.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

From Oscar the Grouch’s new recycling bin to Coronation Street’s trendy wine bar, gentrification is seemingly unstoppable – on TV as much as in real life

Sesame Street is gentrifying. The New York neighbourhood at the heart of the 45-year-old kids’ show is changing to reflect new social realities. “It is more like things look now,” Carmen Osbahr, a puppeteer on the show for 26 years, said recently. “When Sesame Street was created, it was kind of more like the Bronx.”

She meant that, back in the day, Sesame Street was as gritty and urban as a puppet show for pre-schoolers can get. It had cramped apartments, a run-down playground and the implication that Oscar the Grouch, who lived in a trash can, was effectively homeless.

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7 ways to protect your drought-landscaped property from El Niño rain 9.1.2016 LA Times: Commentary

If you, like many Southern Californians, changed your landscaping substantially in light of the drought — took out lawn, put in hardscape or a large amount of decomposed granite, for example — you may have been in for a rude surprise when the El Niño-related rains started to fall this week.

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Vegetables more likely to make your plate in 2016 3.1.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
About a decade ago, food writer Michael Pollan issued a call to action: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. As 2016 opens, it looks like many American cooks and diners are heeding that call.
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Alys Fowler: give fruit netting some TLC now, and help the birds into the bargain 2.1.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
If the wind doesn’t whip the netting to shreds, snow will weigh it down until the frame breaks; plus, it’s also important that your fruit plants get a little wild, cageless time I walk over to the allotment, intending to bodge my shed roof back together. If my shed roof was a metaphor for my life – that is, scraps of plastic, a few sheets of corrugated iron sheeting secured by broken limbs from trees, and under all that a very large hole and rotten timber – then I’d be very broken and badly patched. Thankfully, it is just a shed roof. I can choose to look at it as a metaphor, or I can accept that repairing it hasn’t been much of a priority, and just resecure the corruguated iron sheets with frozen fingers: winter has danced across the garden. Well, my fruit cage is in a similar state to my shed roof. I pull apart the broken timber and remove the netting. This is the first rule of fruit cages (and one that I have singularly failed to follow, much like choosing to fix the shed roof in summer, rather than ...
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Wasting no effort to manage garbage 28.12.2015 Hindu: Cities
Huge events cause huge amounts of waste, be it conventions, festivals or weddings. But most event managers tend to neglect the fact that waste management is as important as proper event management.“Wa...
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Turning waste into wealth 28.12.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
UAS-B Alumni Association to develop a model to help residents put garbage to best use
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New CMC Food Club reducing campus waste 22.12.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A Food Club formed earlier this year at Colorado Mountain College is having impacting the school’s amount of food waste and raising awareness about food sustainability among students and staff. Founded in March, the club is an umbrella organization for two local chapters of nationwide projects, Real Food Challenge and Food Recovery Network. The goal of the club is to follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Hierarchy, which focuses on reducing food waste. The hierarchy prioritizes reducing the amount of surplus food generated, followed by donating extra food to hungry people, using food scraps for animal feed, using waste oils for industrial uses and finally composting what’s left over rather than putting it into a landfill. The Food Club, in partnership with CMC food provider Sodexo, is successfully employing all the methods of the hierarchy within the school as of this fall. “Not very many colleges or food restaurants are doing this,” said Cameron Poole, a recent sustainability ...
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It’s true, Russell Wilson isn’t a top-tier quarterback yet, but stay tuned 20.12.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories

The assessment by Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine wasn’t derogatory, it was honest, but the Seahawks QB has a chance to prove him wrong.
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San Diego climate plan: Key benchmarks 18.12.2015 LA Times: Commentary

 

•Use 100% renewable energy citywide by 2035.

•Cut vehicle trips in designated transit areas by 20% within next five years and by 50% within two decades.

•Boost the urban tree canopy by 15% in five years and by 35% within two decades.

•Recycle or compost 75% of all solid waste within five years...

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2015 Holiday Guide: Giving with less stuff and more meaning 12.12.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Re-gifting the right way Is re-gifting a past, unused present okay? “Of course it is,” nationally syndicated financial counselor Dave Ramsey advises on his website. “You might not believe it, but that’s one of the most often-asked Christmas giving questions we receive. You’re trying to save money and pay down debt, and you have this unopened vase from last Christmas sitting around your house collecting dust.” Ramsey offers 10 rules of re-gifting at his website www.daveramsey.com/blog/10-rules-of-regifting including “don’t re-gift gifts from meaningful people.” “The gift should make sense. While re-gifting is a great way to save money and declutter, don’t re-gift something for the sake of re-gifting it,” according to Ramsey. The ultimate in re-gifting locally can revolve around finding a good home for practical and desirable items that already have been gifted to local thrift stores. Recently, a school teacher checked out with an armful of like-new Ty Beanie Babies for 75 cents each from the LiftUp ...
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Computer rebuild starts to tick 7.12.2015 BBC: Technology
Recreating a pioneering computer - in a shed
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Care International: a golden age of charitable giving – now it’s your turn to help 5.12.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The charity stepped in after Europe was ravaged by the second world war. Now it is helping developing nations by offering ethical Christmas gifts

Seventy years ago charitable Americans sent Christmas food parcels and emergency supplies to a Britain devastated by war. Today the charity that organised the parcels, Care International, is calling on the British public to help with its latest Christmas campaign – and has revealed a remarkable archive of pictures, unseen for more than half a century, of the Hollywood greats who backed its campaigns in the 1940s and 1950s.

Care International was founded on 27 November 1945 to send “Care packages” to millions of people, not just in Britain but across Europe, in danger of starvation following the second world war.

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