User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
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Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities 21.11.2014 Wired Top Stories
How can urban planners make cities more livable for ...
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Rare parasitic worm killed two kidney donor patients, inquest hears 18.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Darren Hughes and Robert Stuart received infected organs from alcoholic rough-sleeper that had been rejected by other hospitals

Two men died from a rare disease caused by a parasitic worm less than three weeks after receiving kidneys from an infected donor, an inquest heard on Tuesday.

Darren Hughes, 42, a father of six from Bridgend, and Robert “Jim” Stuart, 67, were given organs removed from an unnamed 39-year-old man who had lived rough, was alcoholic and had cirrhosis of the liver, according to Hughes’ family.

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Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for fish 17.11.2014 AP Washington
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) -- Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They were rigid. Their typically red gills were gray....
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Dirty stormwater killing salmon, scientists find simple solutions may be key 17.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Scientists study stormwater, deadly to salmon 17.11.2014 AP National
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) -- Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They were rigid. Their typically red gills were gray....
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Why These Kids Love Kale 15.11.2014 NPR News
With childhood obesity rates high, one program in a handful of Washington, D.C., schools is trying to change kids' lives — one vegetable at a time.
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 12.11.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
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North Routt residents embrace community recycling program 10.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
North Routt County resident Kelly Subr recognized there was something amiss in her community. At the North Routt Community Charter School, her two children and their classmates were being taught how to take care of the environment. Their school was built to be green with solar panels and lumber from beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees. In addition to traditional recycling, leftover food is saved for compost and scraps are set aside for the children to feed their chickens at home. When the kids left school, recycling options used to be limited at home. If parents wanted to, they would have to haul their recycling to Steamboat Springs. “It seemed like we should have our community reflect what kids are learning at the school,” Subr said. Subr helped spearhead a community recycling program that launched in July. There now are two recycling dumpsters located at The Clark Store. Residents can sign up for $25 per month and are given the combination to locks placed on the dumpsters, allowing them unlimited ...
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Gardens: a sense of place 9.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Nows the time for digging in and planting out, so strong roots can be established before the cold weather

The autumn rains have transformed our ground again. We put the hoe away for winter. My wellingtons are heavy with mud.

Although the gales have pulled the best of the autumn colour, the wind is now my ally in drying the ground. I have to choose my days and juggle my activities. The priorities are digging, to expose the soil to the winter frosts, and planting to make the most of the warmth still held in the ground. Get plants in before the year is out and they will make the root growth they need to sustain them through the worst.

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Massachusetts Food Waste Ban Goes Down Easy 5.11.2014 NPR News
Massachusetts law now says that if you throw out more than a ton of food waste a month, it can't go to a landfill. But many institutions had already begun composting waste or turning it into energy.
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Hong Kongs Umbrella Square one month on: how are protestors living? 3.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
With tents to rent, a study zone, WiFi, and a growing art movement, the pro-democracy movement has evolved into a functional utopian collective

Almost as soon as I arrived at the Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters main encampment earlier this month, a young man in a black T-shirt tapped me on the shoulder, smiled, and handed me a bottle of water. If youre thirsty, he said, and walked away.

Thus is daily life in Umbrella Square, a sprawl of hundreds of variegated tents beneath a forest of skyscrapers on Gloucester and Harcourt roads, two of the citys most important thoroughfares.

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Student science projects were among items lost in explosion of Space Station-bound rocket 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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How councils are using clever ideas to increase recycling rates 27.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Frequent waste collection and knocking on doors of those who contaminate bins is reducing what goes to landfill

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Uruguays superstar president bows out but will his liberal marijuana laws survive? 26.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The country is voting for a successor to José Mujica, and candidates have doubts about his headline-grabbing reform

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Businesses in Steamboat Springs recognized for sustainability efforts 23.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
In this year's competition to be deemed Steamboat Springs' most sustainable business, a business's new worm farm turned out to be a big boost. The use of worms to turn organic waste into usable compost helped Steamboat's Pet Kare Clinic on Wednesday clinch the 2014 Sustainable Business of the Year award at a ceremony hosted by the Steamboat Sustainable Business Consortium. Feeding worms to make compost, called vermiculture, wasn't the only thing that was applauded by a table full of sustainability leaders. The pet clinic's other notable environmental efforts include organizing a city-wide dog poop cleanup day every year and switching from film X-rays to digital ones. The business initiatives can be costly and, in the case of April Stools Day, mildly unpleasant, but the business leaders are proud of them and the impact they have on the community. "It's a huge honor," veterinarian Cindi Hillemeyer said after the clinic received the award. "We've taken these small steps to reduce our impact on the ...
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Single-sort boosts Minneapolis recycling by 25% 22.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The city has also reduced the amount of trash sent to the incinerator by 16 percent or 13,511 tons.
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UK farmers warn of pumpkin crisis in runup to Halloween 22.10.2014 Guardian: Environment
Growers say this has been worst pumpkin season in a decade with hundreds of vegetables left rotting in fields after wet weather Continue reading...
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Wisconsin DNR urges homeowners to compost, mulch fallen leaves 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Lileks: The smelly curbside Bin of Virtue 19.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Mayor wants to bring composting program to Mpls. homes 16.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Mayor Betsy Hodges wants organic material turned into compost instead of going to landfills or incinerators. But the city's recycling fees would increase by more than 20 percent.
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