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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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Glastonbury: Instagram beer for 1D and trolls for the Dalai Lama 28.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Worthy Farm’s temporary residents are tweeting furiously – probably because they hate music, sunshine and fun Is anyone reading this? I only ask because it seems as if every left-liberal with an iPhone and an interest in composting toilets is at Glastonbury this weekend, and that group probably has a healthy crossover with “readers of the Observer”. How do I know that so many middle-class people have headed west to stand in a muddy field and torture themselves over whether not liking Young Fathers makes them sound racist? Because they’re obsessively tweeting about it, of course. “Talking albatrosses, bats, hedgehogs and badgers with RSPB at #Glastonbury,” chirruped Green leader Natalie Bennett on Friday . Not to be outdone, Nic Seton of Greenpeace posted an anchor tattoo with the caption: “Supporting sustainable fishing is fashionable ...
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Why the US recycling industry is feeling down in the dumps 27.6.2015 Guardian: Environment
Falling oil prices, a strong US dollar and a weakened Chinese economy are combining to make the global business of recycling less profitable than ever Tucked in the woods 50km north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing – giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tonnes of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day. The 24-hour operation is a sign that after three decades of trying, a culture of kerbside recycling has become ingrained in cities and counties across the United States. Happy Valley, however, it is not. Once a profitable business for cities and private employers alike, recycling in recent years has become a money-sucking enterprise. The District of Columbia, Baltimore and many counties in between are contributing millions annually to prop up one of the nation’s busiest facilities here – but it is still losing money. In fact, almost every facility like it in the country is ...
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Finding beauty in the trash 26.6.2015 CNN: Top Stories
In Steven Duede's compost bin, beauty exists side by side with decay. Bright-pink roses with black-rimmed petals lay next to brown-splotched bananas and cracked eggshells.
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Gardening with Deb: Sl__ughs 24.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
With the wet spring we've experienced this year, many gardeners are having problems with slugs...usually a rare occurrence in our dry, mountain environment. A type of mollusk related to oysters and clams, slugs are small soft-bodied gray or brown worm-like creatures...like snails without their shells. They glide along using a muscular foot that secretes a mucus to make movement easier. The dried mucus is the trail of slime that you see indicating the presence of this pest. A friend of mine asked how in the world they came to be in her garden this year when they had never been there before. Chances are they were there before, just never in such numbers because conditions in our generally warm, dry climate are not ideal for slugs. And since they come out at night, she probably never saw them or thought it was earwigs or other pests chewing on her foliage. An adult slug can lay on average 80 eggs into a hole in the soil, sometimes up to six times a year. During our cold weather, they either hibernate in the ...
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Blue bins are reason why American recycling is stalling 21.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist's heart sing - giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each ...
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American recycling is stalling, and the big blue bin is one reason why 21.6.2015 Washington Post
Tucked in the woods 30 miles north of Washington is a plant packed with energy-guzzling machines that can make even an environmentalist’s heart sing — giant conveyor belts, sorters and crushers saving a thousand tons of paper, plastic and other recyclables from reaching landfills each day.Read full article ...
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Local Briefs 19.6.2015 Durango Herald
Swim meet will close the rec center poolThe lap pool at the Durango Community Recreation Center will close to the public at 6 p.m. Friday and remain closed until 5:30 a.m. Monday for the Durango Swim Team Summer Invitational.The leisure pool, spa and splash pad will remain open during the weekend.For more information,...
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Glastonbury 2015: your tips on how to survive the world's greatest music festival 18.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Where to camp, what to eat, where to go to the toilet … Guardian readers offer their tips for making the most of your Glastonbury experience

Never camp at the bottom of a hill
Camping on a hill behind the family fields means you’ll get the least amount of traffic and the cleanest and least-busy toilets. Arrive as early as possible on Wednesday to pick the best camping spot – it gets very busy after that. Have a rough idea which acts and stages you are most likely to spend time on and set up camp in a good proximity from those. And never, ever camp at a bottom of a hill or near a main stage. Redhead7711

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Ethical eats – zero waste cafes and community projects 13.6.2015 Guardian: Environment
Ahead of two Guardian Local events about food and sustainability next month, we’d like to find out what’s going on in your area Two Guardian Local events next month will be focus on food and sustainability. Silo is a zero waste restaurant in Brighton that trades directly with farmers, produces its own butter, beer and flour and uses an onsite compost machine for scraps. While Corin Bell will be talking to members about her new pop up restaurant in Manchester that will use food that would otherwise be thrown away. We’ve heard of cafes where you can buy coffee for a homeless person, restaurants where you can pay for your meal by washing up. Now we’d like to find out what’s going on near ...
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