User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Composting
Last updated: Dec 18 2018 22:45 IST RSS 2.0
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Teabags: Is there plastic in yours? 6.11.2019 BBC: Science
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.
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Fargo scientists search for next generation of plant-based plastics 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A national collaboration of scientists from four universities is breaking new ground in the search for plant-based plastic to replace petroleum-based materials.
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Leicester City helicopter crash: Memorial garden opens 27.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
Five people died in the crash outside the King Power Stadium exactly a year ago.
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Boulder County’s carbon sequestration project reports limited impact in first year 27.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
“People are going to have to be patient, it’s going to take a long time to figure this out,” said Elizabeth Black, head of the Citizen Science Soil Health Project that analyzes soil samples from all over Boulder, Larimer and Weld counties. “Climate change is really scaring people and they want a solution. When they hear about soil carbon sequestration there is this tendency for people to say this is great, farmers are going to fix this. That is not fair or realistic. Everybody has to do their part. People in cities need to figure out what they’re going to do to fix it on their end, too.”
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An urban farm grows in Los Angeles 10.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Filmmaker Ali Greer and teacher/chef Eric Tomassini are juggling full-time careers while living their dream of running the Avenue 33 Farm, an urban farm carved into the steep acre behind their Lincoln Heights home, just minutes from downtown L.A.

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Parisians fight climate change with a surprising weapon 28.9.2019 BBC: Business
An initiative in Paris is trying to persuade restaurants to turn food waste into compost.
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UK gardeners 'punished by quiet green tax' for kerbside collections 25.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Local authorities are charging between £22 and £96 a year for regular garden waste collections.
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Don't pull the weeds in Rainbeau Mars' edible garden 13.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Actress turned wellness guru Rainbeau Mars traded her lawn in Venice for an edible landscape of herbs, fruit trees, vegetables and, yup, even nutritious "weeds" like dandelions and stinging nettles.

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Colorado recyclers caught in chokehold of rising costs and falling commodity prices 25.8.2019 Denver Post: Business
Higher processing costs and lower commodity prices are crushing recyclers around the country, with no easy for them to escape from the vise grip squeezing them.
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The 10 surprising things you can't recycle 18.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
After McDonald's says its paper straws cannot be recycled, what other items only go in general waste?
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Milk Bar’s famous Compost Cookies recipe from Christina Tosi 20.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

These cookies always turn out great in my mother’s kitchen because she infamously has a hodgepodge of mix-ins, none in great enough quantity to make an actual single-flavored cookie on its own. My brother-in-law calls them “garbage cookies”; others call them “kitchen sink cookies.” Call them what...

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These luxe places take the ‘ugh’ out of camping 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Glamping — glamorous camping — allows you to enjoy the outdoors with some of the same amenities you would find in a hotel room. Instead of pitching a tent and hopping into a sleeping bag, you can rest on a comfy mattress and even take a hot shower, all while being close to nature. Here are six...

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Washington state legalizes ‘human composting’ 22.5.2019 LA Times: Nation

Washington has become the first state to legalize “human composting,” an alternative to conventional burial and cremation that produces topsoil suitable for gardening.

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday permitting the practice, described by proponents as an eco-friendly form of final disposition....

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Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting 22.5.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death.
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The most common mistake a gardener can make? Skipping their homework 20.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Horticulturist Julie Weisenhorn says that before gardeners consider any additions to their backyard, they need to learn more about their soil.
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Milk Bar and the magical making of a brand-new itty bitty cake 16.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

“I want some cheese crisps.”

“I want to go look at this Easter stuff.”

“This is the most magical place.”

“Ooo, what’s zebra caramel corn?”

Christina Tosi is rapid-firing as she enters Ralphs on La Brea Avenue and 3rd Street. She’s pushing a cart, zigzagging around the bakery section, locking eyes...

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Today: 'Credible Fear' and Loathing 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As Homeland Security aims to make it harder for asylum seekers trying to establish “credible fear,” a new Jared Kushner immigration plan inspires all-around loathing.


‘Credible Fear’ and Loathing

Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over...

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Washington state braces for eco-friendly ‘human composting’ 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As Washington prepares to become the first state to legalize “human composting,” not everyone is dying to turn their loved ones’ bodies into garden-variety soil.

Even the lawmaker who sponsored the bill awaiting action by the governor receives emails from people around the country expressing disgust.

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California is making a weak effort to turn agriculture into a climate change fix 13.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Agriculture generates 9% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, which makes it the state’s fourth-largest emitter, after transportation, industry and buildings. But agriculture — often seen as an enemy of the environment — is the only one of these sectors with the potential to also remove carbon...

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Review: ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ is a winning doc about a couple’s agricultural dream 9.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few things have sent up our food-conscious era quite so accurately (or affectionately) as that first-season “Portlandia” sketch in which a restaurant waiter is given the third degree by concerned patrons over the bona fides of the menu’s locally raised chicken. (“It’s not some guy on a yacht in...

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