User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
Last updated: Nov 25 2016 24:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers green holiday guide 24.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
In this season of celebration, decoration, gift giving and travel, Americans generate more waste and use more energy. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the volume of household waste increases 25 percent, and 33 percent more food is thrown away during the holidays. To green up the holidays — and the other months of the year — Yampa Valley Sustainability Council offers 10 tips to make your holidays easier on the planet. 1) Make your holiday feast a Zero Waste gathering Ideally, serve food on dishware that can be washed and reused. If you need to serve on single-use tableware, purchase compostable products from The Green Company but make sure to compost it rather than throwing it in the trash. You can reserve your DIY Zero Waste event kit from YVSC today. Reduce your food waste by planning each meal, composting food scraps and eating (or freezing) any leftovers. Learn more about reducing food waste at home at epa.gov/recycle/reducing-wasted-food-home . Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is a ...
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Lollapa-LOO-za: A Toilet Day Festival And Its Host City's Toilet Options 19.11.2016 NPR News
Let's take a grand tour of Mumbai's toilets, from deluxe to holes in the ground for squatting to ... the railroad tracks?
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Denver’s recycling rate “abysmal,” according to report 15.11.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The City of Denver recycles only 18 percent of waste generated by single-family homes and apartments with less than seven units and many residents in large apartment complexes have no access to recycling bins, according to a new report.
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Environmental group urges Starbucks to expand cup-recycling effort 11.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

A demonstration by environmental group Stand.earth calls for the coffee company to make its cups 100 percent recyclable.
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Here’s how you protect vulnerable plants during the cold winter weather 10.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

The first step is to apply a protective layer of mulch over the roots of tender plants. And if the weather dips into the 20s, you’ll want to cover them.
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Garrison Keillor: Democrats are taking names and we know where you live 2.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
I cannot speak for others, but I do not believe that James Comey of the FBI has used KGB hackers to plant emails in Anthony Weiner’s laptop and thereby rig the election for Donald Trump, whose double is waiting in a Russian sub off Staten Island, but I keep hearing this from people and so I’ll have to look into it. Nor has it been established for certain that Mr. Comey is the love child of Clyde Tolson by J. Edgar Hoover (the J. stands for Jennifer), but on the other hand we don’t know that it’s...
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Diwali Dilemma: My Complicated Relationship With The Swastika 28.10.2016 NPR News
While most Westerners see the swastika as a symbol of Nazi Germany or white supremacy, it has been a symbol of good fortune in Asia thousands of years before Hitler.
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From corpse to compost: the Urban Death Project’s modest proposal 28.10.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

You’re going to die. What do you want to happen next? Seattle designer Katrina Spade has a radical idea — a part-chapel, part-funeral home to compost human remains — that may be up and running in seven years.
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Out of the flood, tiny house hotel sprouts up in Lyons 23.10.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A Lyons mobile home park washed out in the 2013 floods is gaining new life, one 135- to 238-square-foot structure at a time.
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Letter: Waste to energy incinerators not clean alternative 22.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It is unfortunate that in his article on Navitus company’s proposed “waste-to-energy” incinerator in Sandy (“Why hasn’t Sandy collected 3 years of rent owed by waste-to-energy developer?,” Tribune, Oct. 10), the author states as facts what are actually controversial claims by the industry. The first, appearing in the first sentence, is that burning residential waste is a “clean alternative source of power.” Next is the line claiming that pyrolysis can “cook the city’s waste, yielding synthetic n... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Dog advocates prepare to submit proposed rule changes to City Council 20.10.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Trail improvements at Rita Valentine Park, a dog poop composting program and more off-leash zones are among the things dog advocates in Steamboat Springs are considering proposing to city officials in the coming months. The Steamboat Springs City Council as soon as December could also weigh in on some proposed changes to the city’s dog rules that would aim to make the city more canine-friendly. Under one possible proposal, dogs would be allowed off leash while they’re playing in the water. Four working groups are currently meeting to tackle a range of topics that include amending the dog ordinance, establishing more off-leash dog parks, adding more off-leash opportunities on local trails and identifying funding opportunities for dog-related amenities. Kathy Connell, who helped organize the grassroots effort to make the city more dog friendly, said Tuesday the dog advocates hope to have changes to propose by December. “There’s really a lot of work being done,” Connell said. Connell said there’s a ...
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What Washingtonians Google: How to survive an earthquake — and how to look hot 19.10.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

What do Americans want to know how to do? We look at the most-often Googled "how-to" searches from across the country. Washington residents want to know how to eat, drink — and be hot.
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U.S. 34 closes between Loveland and Estes Park through May 2017 17.10.2016 Denver Post: Local
U.S. 34 closed between Loveland and Estes Park until May 2017 to make needed repairs after the 2013 flood.
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Michelle Obama's kitchen garden will keep blooming 7.10.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Whether or not future occupants of the East Wing like Bill Clinton or Melania Trump decide to get their hands dirty in the garden, its future has been cemented on the White House South Lawn.
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A Colorado Farm Helps Refugee Kids Put Down Roots In A New Home 20.9.2016 NPR News
In exchange for working on a farm, the kids get fresh, healthy produce to take home. They also get a way to break through the isolation refugees often face in a new country.
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France to bid adieu to plastic dishes with controversial ban 12.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Paris • France’s latest efforts to reduce pollution will also affect nature lovers hitting the countryside for an outdoor meal: Under a controversial new ban, picnickers won’t be able to buy plastic goblets to drink their beloved wine, or plastic knives to make ham and butter baguette sandwiches. Life in the office will be different, too, as coffee machines will no longer cough out plastic cups, as part of the country’s plans to be more environmentally friendly. The new measure, which took effec...
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France to bid adieu to plastic dishes with controversial ban 12.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

PARIS (AP) — France’s latest efforts to reduce pollution will also affect nature lovers hitting the countryside for an outdoor meal: Under a controversial new ban, picnickers won’t be able to buy plastic goblets to drink their beloved wine, or plastic knives to make ham and butter baguette sandwiches. Life in the office will be […]
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France to bid adieu to plastic dishes with controversial ban 12.9.2016 AP Top News
PARIS (AP) -- France&apos;s latest efforts to reduce pollution will also affect nature lovers hitting the countryside for an outdoor meal: Under a controversial new ban, picnickers won&apos;t be able to buy plastic goblets to drink their beloved wine, or plastic knives to make ham and butter baguette sandwiches....
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State issues Twin Enviro&#39;s Milner Landfill compliance advisory 1.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Twin Enviro Resources owner Les Liman met with Routt County officials Aug. 30 as they participated in a conference call with inspectors from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, who have issued a compliance order requiring Liman and his staff to respond to a list of nine “deficiencies” found during a May 12 inspection at Twin Enviro’s Milner Landfill west of Steamboat Springs. The deficiencies were detailed in an Aug. 8 compliance letter to Twin Enviro Chief Financial Officer Marlin Mullett from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. They ranged from “uncovered” asbestos near the landfill’s confined asbestos handling area to ineffective storm water control practices that allowed soils and likely unfinished organic compost materials to be trapped in snow removal piles to run into a nearby wetland. Liman said the date of the inspection came at a challenging time, when the landfill site was in a period of significant precipitation even as snowmelt was taking place, which compounded ...
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Colorado Master Gardeners: Decorative ground cover or weed? 31.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
A cultivated plant that has caught my attention in the garden I inherited a few years back is called snow-on-the-mountain, goutweed or bishop’s weed. It is a pretty ground cover that provides visual interest for much of the summer but gets rather shabby and thirsty looking by August. After some research and using David Whiting’s weed definitions (plants growing where they are unwanted, visually unattractive plants, plants that pose a health or safety hazard and plants that displace more desirable plants in the garden), I will decide whether the plant is a ground cover to encourage or an weed to remove. Bishop’s weed (Aegopodium podagraria) is part of the carrot family and native to Europe and Asia. It has a long history of edible and medicinal uses, including as an anti-inflammatory, a sedative, a diuretic and a poultice for gout and a number of other ailments. It was brought to North America as an ornamental plant with the European settlers and is a low-growing plant with green or variegated leaves ...
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