User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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The Stinkiest, Dirtiest, Nastiest Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of 16.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Drive down Interstate 95 through Baltimore and you can’t miss the Wheelabrator trash incinerator, its smokestack emblazoned with the city’s name. The Charm City’s single largest source of industrial air pollution churns out well over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. […]
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Separate food waste may become compulsory 14.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
People will have to separate their food waste to combat methane emissions
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Corrie Mckeague: Police trace man on CCTV footage 8.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
Corrie Mckeague's mother had said the public would be "horrified" if they saw the CCTV footage.
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Fertilize crops with human waste? Let me explain, researcher says 28.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Jeremy Guest, a professor at the University of Illinois, is visiting the Twin Cities to talk about technologies that turn human waste into fertilizers similar to the synthetic fertilizers many farmers use to grow corn and soybeans.
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Can the 'broken' fashion industry become more sustainable? 26.11.2018 BBC: Business
Bosses of the UK's biggest fashion retailers to face MPs' questions about their environmental impact.
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The friends who giggled their way to an incontinence business 25.11.2018 BBC: Business
Friends Judith and Anne turned insecurity after surgery into an environmentally friendly business.
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Meet the woman combing abandoned office buildings for unwanted treasures. 22.11.2018 BBC: Science
Self-styled 'Resource Goddess' Cat Fletcher is paid to comb abandoned office buildings for items that can be re-used rather than discarded.
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Elk River garbage-burning power plant to close 22.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Great River Energy says it will close a plant in Elk River that converts trash into energy after failing to find a buyer willing to take it over.
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Climate change: Prince launches 'waste to wealth' summit 22.11.2018 BBC: Science
The Prince of Wales is set to address a summit on dealing with waste.
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Pardon me, turkey, is this stool taken? Scientists turn poultry poop into fuel 19.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
When heated under proper conditions, turkey droppings transform into a form of coal, and serve as a renewable resource. Just think: Someday you might roast your holiday turkey using its own excrement.
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Why this man will fix your broken stuff for free 14.11.2018 BBC: Front Page
Volunteers are trying to stop broken items ending up in the bin by fixing them instead.
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What should I do with my broken kettle? 31.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
Our household appliances could have much longer lives if they were designed to be easily repaired.
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Plastic waste elimination pledge by 2025 attracts more big firms 29.10.2018 BBC: Business
Some 250 major organisations join Coca Cola and H&M promising to stop using single waste plastic.
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Rising seas will swamp homes, report says 26.10.2018 BBC News - Science & Environment
Climate advisors say coastal communities must "get real" about the possibility of 1m sea level rise.
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Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market 19.10.2018 BBC: Business
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.
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Why dumping rubbish is a waste of money 17.10.2018 BBC: Business
Dumping rubbish is a waste of valuable resources, says Arthur Huang - and his company is showing why.
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Fast fashion is harming the planet, MPs say 5.10.2018 BBC: Business
The industry is blamed for damaging the environment, fuelling climate change and polluting water.
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Hyderabad homes and pavements made from used plastic bags 27.9.2018 BBC: Business
Businesses in India may have found a way to turn plastic rubbish into a golden business opportunity.
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Airports at water's edge battle rising sea levels 25.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Many major airports are on low-lying coastal land where flooding is getting worse. They're building walls, berms and other barriers to try to keep planes and people moving.
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Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers 16.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the death toll from Florence mounted and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: catastrophic, widespread river flooding.
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