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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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Editorial: California's bottle deposit system is broken — and poor people are the ones losing the most 26.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

California's bottle bill is broken. Recycling buyback centers are closing in droves. Fix the law or dump it.

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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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Chemical fingerprints point to fracking as culprit behind new methane emissions 22.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists have been debating what’s behind a recent spike in methane emissions. A new study ties the spike to shale gas emitted through fracking, and sounds the alarm for reducing natural gas use.
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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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Why Do Consumers Demand Eco-Friendly Packaging? 19.8.2019 The Moderate Voice

The packaging industry is in a state of flux. On the one hand, companies are trying to provide affordable, sturdy boxes to clients ordering their products. On the other, consumers are starting to become more eco-friendly, so businesses have to shift their entire outlook. How will this new trend impact enterprises across the board, and […]

The post Why Do Consumers Demand Eco-Friendly Packaging? appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Newsletter: Today: Is the recycling crisis our wake-up call? 15.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A ban in China has left the U.S. with a glut of once-recyclable junk and an industry crisis.

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Russians hail ‘hero’ pilot after Moscow emergency landing 15.8.2019 Raw Story
A Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero on Thursday for landing an Airbus carrying more than 230 people in a Moscow corn field after a bird strike. The Ural Airlines A321 flying to Crimea hit a flock of seagulls shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport on Thursday morning, the Rosaviatsia air transport […]
Letters to the Editor: Recycling won't save us -- using less plastic is our only option 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We need to stop using disposable plastic containers to carry food. San Francisco airport's ban on plastic bottles is a step in the right direction.

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Environmental racism is bad for your brain 7.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
By Jeremy Deaton There are a lot of explanations for the apparent gap in IQ test scores of white Americans and Americans of color. Some experts point to things like bias in the exam itself, or the fact that white students tend to go to better-funded schools. Others tout racist myths. Take biologist James Watson, who wrongly claimed the black-white IQ […]
San Francisco airport bans sale of plastic bottles 3.8.2019 Raw Story
San Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles and will require fliers to buy refillable bottles if they’re not already carrying their own, US media reported on Friday. The new rule comes into effect on August 20, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, and is part of a five-year plan to lower […]
EPA Wants Coal Plants to Use More Arsenic-laden Waste That Could Pollute Water, Activists Warn: 'A Disgrace to Everything the EPA Stands For' 31.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
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Police Say They Stopped Suspected Teen Serial Killers Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod But Let Them Go 30.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We weren't aware of their status, of them being wanted," said tribal councilor Nathan Neckoway. Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, are wanted in conjunction with the murders of three people in British Columbia.
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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1970s, Minnesota allowed hazardous waste to be dumped at a site in what was then the far outskirts of the Twin Cities. Today, the landfill is surrounded by homes, ball fields and a creek. The state is paying $22 million to clean it up.
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Eternally stinky city? Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears 13.7.2019 Raw Story
Landfills in flames and rats feasting on waste in the streets have sparked health fears in Rome, as doctors warn families to steer clear of disease-ridden curbside garbage and locals launch a disgusting dumpster contest online. Crowds of summer tourists are forced to navigate overflowing bins in the stifling heat, as the pungent perfume of […]
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A day's work on Delhi's mountain of trash 6.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's almost as tall as the Taj Mahal. It smolders and festers. And it's a source of income for slum dwellers nearby.
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Santa Monica’s recycling center closure is a sign of what’s to come 5.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Last month, Santa Monica’s only public recycling buyback center closed after the City Council declined to renew its contract with the company that operated it. For decades, the Delaware Avenue center was the go-to place for locals to turn their recyclables into cash. Now, they will have to find...

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Denver’s Interstate 70 project is producing a whole lot of dirt 5.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Before construction crews can pour new pavement for the part of Interstate 70 that will replace an old viaduct in Denver, they have been digging -- a lot. CDOT is still working out where all the dirt will go.
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