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Letters to the Editor: Dead bodies eventually rot, so why bury them in lavish caskets? 14.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Opponents of human composting and other burial alternatives ignore that no matter how one's remains are disposed, we all eventually rot.

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Letters to the Editor: Composting dead bodies is disrespectful. What's next, 'Soylent Green'? 8.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It isn't just the Catholic Church that objects to human composting. For thousands of years people have practiced dignified burials.

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Op-Ed: My post-death plans? Feed me to the worms and microbes 8.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

I don't relish joining my cremated in-laws on our bookcase. Luckily, there are alternatives.

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Editorial: We compost everything else in California. Why not dead bodies? 4.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Addressing climate change means rethinking everything about our lives — and deaths.

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Back to the earth: Human composting could become legal in California 26.2.2020 Raw Story
SACRAMENTO — In California, death could soon get a little greener.California lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow for human remains to be composted into soil, a process called “natural organic reduction,” with the end result being a nutrient-dense soil “that can be returned to families or donated to conservation land,” according to a […]
Lamar Alexander Is Retiring, But He’ll Live in Infamy Forever for Saving Trump 3.2.2020 Truthout.com
Lamar Alexander Is Retiring, But He’ll Live in Infamy Forever for Saving Trump
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This is why Senator Lamar Alexander sacrificed his legacy for Donald Trump 3.2.2020 Raw Story
Good old Lamar! That would be Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee — known for that exclamation point after his name, his plaid shirts and his quixotic presidential campaigns. Well, Lamar! threw his reputation and legacy into the fetid compost heap of Donald Trump’s presidency last Friday. Alexander is retiring after this term, so I […]
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Waiter, There’s a Climate Surcharge in My Soup 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
American restaurant diners don’t usually blink before adding an extra 15-20 percent tip onto their bills. In recent years, San Francisco’s eaters have even (mostly) grown accustomed to paying up to six percent extra for dinner to offset the cost of the city’s mandated healthcare program. Starting in January, at a smattering of high-end joints, […]
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Your $14 salad's not as eco-friendly as advertised — but Sweetgreen's trying 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Sweetgreen has long said nothing from its stores goes to landfill. On closer inspection, that's more aspiration than guarantee.

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You Should Be Composting in Your Apartment. Here’s How. 31.12.2019 Mother Jones
Everyone will think your worms are gross until they need some soil for their plants. That’s what I discovered when I told my coworkers that I keep a plastic bin full of squirming invertebrates in my apartment to decompose food scraps and generate compost. In the summer of 2018, while reporting for a local newspaper on […]
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Greenest way to get rid of your Christmas tree? It might be the garbage truck 27.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns that Christmas trees brought in from outside the state may contain pests harmful to the environment. The agency is urging people not to toss trees or holiday greenery into the woods or compost.
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Editorial: Compostable plastic? Not so much 22.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Feeling good about that compostable cup you bought your juice in? It's very unlikely it is actually getting composted. Sorry

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In Detroit, A New Type of Agricultural Neighborhood Has Emerged 9.11.2019 Truthout.com
In Detroit, A New Type of Agricultural Neighborhood Has Emerged
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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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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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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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WashPost Raves About Baseball Player/Enviro Pitching In To Save The World 15.8.2019 NewsBusters
Brent Suter is a relief pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers who isn't looking to Mariano Rivera or Lee Smith, two relievers who were recently inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame, for his inspiration. His role model is Al Gore, and he's trying to save the planet. Suter's worldly mission got a big boost Tuesday from The Washington Post's Dave Shelnin, whose story details Suter's efforts to save the ...
The 9% Lie: Industrial Food & Climate Change 14.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Ronnie Cummins challenges the widely used official estimate of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. agriculture. By Ronnie Cummins Independent Science News for Food and Agriculture The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and…Read more →
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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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