User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
Last updated: Dec 20 2018 12:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Haulers' beef complicates deer disposal effort 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Wildlife managers are scrambling to find a way to move thousands of deer carcasses after the state trash hauler suddenly refused to handle them just days before the opening of rifle season. Officials are getting little sympathy from local trash haulers, who say it’s the state’s own fault.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Does fast fashion have to die for the environment to live? 3.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

The clothing industry is responsible for about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions and consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined, the U.N. says.

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Texas Signed off on the Restoration of This Old Coal Mine. Now a Leaky Landfill Is Contaminating Groundwater. 3.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and The Texas Tribune and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It seems like everyone in Rockdale is talking about Sandow Lakes Ranch. That’s because so many residents of this old mining hub in Central Texas believe that the fate of the 32,000-acre tract is crucial to […]
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Editorial: Lebanon's exciting and dangerous demands for change 2.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Lebanon, roiled by political protests, is also drowning in garbage. The two phenomena are linked.

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Chronic wasting fears rise as deer disposal plan unravels 30.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The contractor in charge of emptying special dumpsters in areas where the disease has been found is backing out. State officials worry more hunters will leave bones in the woods where the disease can spread to other deer.
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Hangers are 'fashion industry's plastic straw', says designer 29.10.2019 BBC: Business
Roland Mouret has created a recyclable clothes hanger in a bid to end the use of plastic ones.
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Doubts grow over UK environment protection post-Brexit 26.10.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Concerns have been raised over how a government established watchdog will enforce new green targets.
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Depop: Can pre-loved clothes make fast fashion sustainable? 26.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
How young people are combating the environmental costs of fast fashion with bedroom-based business.
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Why Romania is importing waste from abroad 15.10.2019 BBC: World
Landfills in Romania are overflowing as half of the recycled waste is imported, mostly from Europe.
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Wildfires a massive threat to California's progress in cutting greenhouse gases, report says 8.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

California will blow past its 2030 climate target unless it more than triples the pace of greenhouse gas reductions to about 4.5% annually, according to a report released Tuesday by a San Francisco think tank.

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Minnesota officials burn, bury, worry as chronic wasting spreads 8.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There is no perfect, affordable way to dispose of deer carcasses potentially infected with chronic wasting disease. Crow Wing County offers a look at the stark challenges some Minnesota communities face as they try to keep the disease in check and control the environmental contamination.
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The incinerator and the ski slope tackling waste 4.10.2019 BBC: Technology
Billed the world’s cleanest waste-to-energy plant, Denmark's Copenhill project had a troubled start.
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Review: 'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch' delivers a powerful warning of a world in decline 26.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

'Anthropocene: The Human Epoch,' a documentary thousands of years in the making, charts the impact of human civilization on the environment.

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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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Editorial: California needs to stop playing small ball on single-use plastic. Swing for the fences, already 24.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom should veto the bill that prohibits hotels from providing tiny plastic bottles of lotion and shampoo to patrons and tell the Legislature to bring him a comprehensive plastic-reduction bill like the one the Legislature put off until 2020.

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Isle of Wight couple turn pink flamingos into rucksacks 6.9.2019 BBC: Front Page
Georgia and Steve's "inflatables amnesty" has seen more than 100 tonnes of plastic saved from landfill.
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Letters to the Editor: Proud to be NIMBYs over Gov. Gavin Newsom's outrageous housing demands 5.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Increased traffic, fewer open spaces and a strained water supply are some reasons readers oppose Newsom's demand for 1.3 million more housing units.

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The Real Cost of Your Blue Jeans 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Making the industry's 80 billion garments per year requires huge amounts of water and toxic chemicals. It employs every sixth person on Earth—most in dangerous conditions for very little money.
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Little travel shampoos are going away at Marriott and InterContinental 31.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Tiny shampoo, soap, conditioner bottles will be completely eliminated by Marriott by 2020

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