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Global trash burning more polluting than expected 27.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than 40 percent of the world's garbage is burned.
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Minnesota State Fair aims to be zero-waste event 27.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
With all the food waste generated at the fair, there is great potential for more composting. The main stumbling block will be all those plastic cups.
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In the Loop: Rubio, eyeing the 2016 GOP nomination, coyly dances around Clinton’s age 24.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Lest there be any doubt that Sen. Marco Rubio ­ (R-Fla.) is training for his presidential run (it’s a marathon, not a sprint), he teased a preview this week of a matchup against Hillary Clinton. And like the arguments of so many whippersnappers before him, his would pit the future against the past. Or, put another way, the young vs. the ...
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In the Loop: IG report: Afghans don’t use the garbage incinerators U.S. bought them 22.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The Defense Department is being asked to explain why solid waste was burned openly at an Afghanistan airbase when two fully operational incinerators were available. A report released Tuesday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction is part of an ongoing investigation into why U.S. taxpayer-funded incinerators are going unused at many bases. It comes as the family of a 46-year-old Texas man who died earlier this month blames his death on his exposure to the toxic air emitted from burning the military bases’ waste in the open. David Thomas was a veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars who died of lung cancer that spread to his ...
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U.S. troops in Afghanistan sent waste to open burn pits, report finds 22.7.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year, according to an inspector general’s report issued late Monday.
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Debt reduction and recycling keep Parma's Five Star mayor occupied 15.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Federico Pizzarotti campaigned to expose corruption but has soon found himself bogged down by bureaucracy Continue reading...
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Rise of Yampa Street: Looking back on the history of building sites 6.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Before they were bars, restaurants, bike shops and essential government buildings, these sites on Yampa Street used to be very different things. Sweet Pea Market and Restaurant 729 Yampa St. Property records show this restaurant originally was built as a home in 1940 and may have been brought to Steamboat from Mount Harris. It was the home of Jerry and Mitchel Mahaffrey and their daughter Joyce for more than 30 years. They moved to Steamboat from the coal-mining town west of Steamboat. The building was converted into a retail space in the late 1980s and became One Stop Ski Shop. It became Sweet Pea Market in 2007. Sunpie’s Bistro 735 Yampa St. This building was constructed in 1954 as Dorothy’s Greenhouse before it later became Steamboat Floral and Greenhouse. Bill Fetcher recalls the greenhouse was a regular stop for schoolchildren on field trips. He said the greenhouse was doomed after a heater failed one winter in the 1980s and the roof collapsed under a heavy snow load. The greenhouse was razed, and ...
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Will San Francisco Achieve Its Goal of Zero Waste by 2020? 3.7.2014 Truthout.com
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Collective amnesia prevails in China 25 years after Tiananmen Square 1.6.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Hu Jia is under house arrest again in Bobo Freedom City, his Beijing apartment complex, as he often is come late spring.
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Up in smoke: Burning is often used to destroy unneeded drug evidence, but methods, rules vary 25.5.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Police methods for destroying drug evidence vary 25.5.2014 AP National
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Cardboard boxes and paper envelopes packed with marijuana, cocaine and other drugs line warehouse-style shelves at the State Highway Patrol's Ohio crime laboratory, where seizures large and small are stored for safekeeping for sometimes years until they're no longer needed as evidence....
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Suspicion greets China's pledge to seek public approval for incinerator after violent protest 12.5.2014 Star Tribune: World
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China incinerator protest turns into riot 11.5.2014 Financial Times US
A demonstration against a planned waste incineration plant by thousands of residents near China’s scenic city of Hangzhou turned into a bloody riot
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Protest over incinerator hurts dozens in China 11.5.2014 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- A protest in eastern China over a plan to build a waste incinerator turned violent with state media reporting at least 10 demonstrators and 29 police injured in clashes....
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Protest over incinerator turns violent in China; dozens injured, highway blocked 11.5.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Human tissue burned to power Oregon homes 24.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia.
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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes 24.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Portland, Ore. • An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it’s been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia. Sam Brentano, chairman of the Marion County board of commissioners, said late Wednesday the board is taking immediate action to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries at the plant that has been turning waste into energy since 1987. “We provide an importa...
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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes 24.4.2014 AP Top News
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from British Columbia....
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Spokane taking over waste-to-energy plant 17.4.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane is taking over operation of the city incinerator that burns waste to generate electricity....
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Syria chemical weapons deadline needs fair seas 15.4.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Syria needs to get its remaining chemical weapons out of the country by the end of April to have any hope of meeting the June destruction ...
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