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When a Collegial Relationship Goes Too Far, How—and When—Does a Victim Speak Out? 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We have made consent out to be something straightforward, as straightforward as the single word no, but we are lying to ourselves and one another about this."
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More U.S. towns are feeling the pinch as recycling becomes costlier 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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Two bears put down by wildlife officials in Boulder County over weekend 21.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Two bears were put down over the past weekend in Boulder County by wildlife officials, each for different reasons, at a time when the animals are ramping up their activity in preparation for the winter hibernation season ahead.
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U.S. recycling industry struggles to figure out a future without China 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments over St. Paul’s trash collection 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday over whether St. Paul residents should be able to vote on the city's new centralized trash collection in a ballot referendum.
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Trump ‘puppet master’ Stephen Miller: 21 things you need to know 19.8.2019 Raw Story
Even among the right-wing ideologues doing the actual presidenting in this administration, Stephen Miller stands out for the copious amounts of Kool-Aid he mainlines. Speaking to the New York Times, a Trump team colleague described Miller as “fiercely loyal” to the president, “a true believer in every sense of the word.” Though he joined the campaign […]
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Conservative Florida official who smeared Parkland kids as ‘miscreants’ fumes after receiving X-rated prank 16.8.2019 Raw Story
The Florida official who called the Parkland activists “miscreants” appears to be the target of a mail prank, reports the Pensacola News Journal. Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill got a package labeled “industrial strength dildos.” In fact, the box contained paper, not the promised wares. Still, Underhill was not amused. He brought the box to […]
Op-Ed: California is leading a pro-worker resistance 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Partnerships between labor and the environmental movement in California could be models for rebuilding worker power elsewhere in the nation.

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A battle for the heavens on Mauna Kea: Native Hawaiians protest plans for a massive telescope 15.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Every morning, hundreds of Native Hawaiians emerge from their tents and pickup trucks to stand in silence, determined to protect Mauna Kea, which they hold sacred. They and their supporters are protesting plans for the massive Thirty Meter Telescope.

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Woodstock 50th Anniversary: 10 Facts about the Iconic 1969 Counterculture Festival 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Woodstock was a counterculture music festival that took place between August 15 and 18, 1969, in Bethel, New York.
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Turning rotten food and poop into energy: Investors smell an opportunity 15.8.2019 LA Times: Business

U.S. investors are beginning to smell an opportunity in the waste-to-energy market, where livestock dung and food garbage is traded.

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How bad is Pakistan's plastic bag problem? See for yourself 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in Pakistan goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.
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The Junk Art King of Zambia 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Meet Frederick Phiri: the Zambian welder who turns scrap metal into stunning works of art
This Is America: A Little Girl Sobs for Her Father After Trump's ICE Raids 9.8.2019 Little Green Footballs
I don't really trust myself to say anything about this, because it honestly fills me with a cold rage against this inhuman government and the racist piece of garbage who leads it. UPDATE at 8/9/19 10:46:16 am by Charles Johnson Meanwhile... NEW: @realdonaldtrump 's biz pledged 6 mos. ago to purge itself of undocumented workers -- to align itself (4 years late) w/Trump's public attacks on illegal ...
What Happened to Jennifer Farber Dulos? Everything We Know About Estranged Husband Fotis Dulos 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Fotis Dulos has pleaded not guilty and maintained his innocence and his attorney at one point raised the theory that Jennifer Dulos staged her disappearance like the plot of "Gone Girl."
Green Turtles are Eating Trash Bags Thinking They're Food, with Young Animals Most Likely to Get Confused 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Seagrass and algae, some of their favourite foods, look like plastic.
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Editorial: A plastic bottle ban that's so crazy it just might work 9.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

S.F. airport's ban on sales of water in plastic bottles is extreme, but extreme is what the plastic trash crisis demands.

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“This Shithole Made Me”: 4 Extremely Online Writers on How the Internet Broke Our Brains and How We Can Unbreak Them 8.8.2019 Mother Jones
Can the very online ever unplug? An entire cottage industry has sprung up around this particular anxiety: everything from offline vacations and “digital detox” apps to books about how we might uncouple ourselves from an economic order in which our very attention is a commodity. Mother Jones put the question to four writers with varying […]
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Trump’s EPA sides with water polluters in major Hawaii case 8.8.2019 Raw Story
If you like sewage, chemical wastes or radioactive molecules in your drinking water the Trump Administration has your back. It’s part of Team Trump’s determined efforts to remake the Environmental Protection Agency into the Environmental Pollution Agency. Soon the U.S. Supreme Court, urged on by Team Trump, may give its stamp of approval to effectively […]
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‘Heartbreaking’ scene on Boston streets as police destroy wheelchairs belonging to homeless residents 8.8.2019 Raw Story
“Can we all agree that it is inhumane and cruel and a waste of resources to crush the wheelchairs of people who are living on the street after a car accident in a full body cast?” Police in Boston Tuesday night reportedly destroyed three wheelchairs belonging to homeless city residents in a garbage truck compactor […]
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