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Minnesota not on track to meet proposed emissions reductions 21.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota has made little progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 under proposed EPA rules. State officials say new strategies are needed.
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Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste 20.11.2014 Truthout.com
Zero waste alliances are forming all over the world and making great strides toward building a new kind of economy that is good for people and the planet. Zero waste encompasses the full lifecycle of our stuff, starting with reduced extraction and responsible product design, and ending with all materials being reused, recycled, or composted. If you value media that isn’t controlled by advertisers or billionaire sponsors, show your support today! Donate to Truthout now to keep independent media strong. The streets of Belo Horizonte were filled with singing, dancing, chanting, and marching. It was not a holiday or an election day or a soccer game. The chant was: "We don't want incineration! Recycle! Recycle!" It was September 19, 2014, and this was the launch of a national Zero Waste Alliance, Brazil style. Exuberant, celebratory, and led by recycling workers. The recycling workers of Brazil have long been a powerful force in protecting their communities and the climate. Now they are on the forefront of a ...
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Recycling Workers Are Leading the Zero Waste Charge in Brazil 19.11.2014 Global Voices
Recycling workers have spearheaded the launch of a national Zero Waste Alliance in Brazil, which seeks to have all materials of a product be reused, recycled or composted.
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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste 8.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn't currently have any plans to do so, company officials said.
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Fargo Facility Could Handle Ebola-Related Waste 7.11.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)The Fargo operator of a medical waste incinerator would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn't currently have any plans to do so, company officials said.
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Fargo facility could handle Ebola-related waste 7.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Healthcare Environmental Services would only accept Ebola-contaminated waste from other states after careful consideration, and it doesn't currently have any plans to do so, company officials said.
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Why Are Environmentalists Supporting This Republican Senator? 30.10.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in Grist and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Since the 2008 election and the subsequent rise of the Tea Party movement, the Republican Party has moved far right on energy and environment issues. Politicians who once accepted climate science have decided that they actually don't. Congressional Republicans have voted to cut funding for the EPA and its programs, to prevent federal agencies from studying climate change, and to revoke EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gases. Environmental groups that want to demonstrate their bipartisanship haven't been left with many Republicans to support. In this election cycle, Maine Sen. Susan Collins stands out. She unequivocally accepts climate science. In 2009, she cosponsored a "cap-and-dividend" bill to limit emissions with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). She is the only Senate Republican to vote against preventing EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. (But she did vote to block EPA climate ...
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Kerry: Ebola presents 'test of global citizenship' 17.10.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with world diplomats on Friday to rush more money and supplies to battle the Ebola virus in west Africa, calling it "a real test of global citizenship."...
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Daily Digest: Beauprez still leads in new poll but Hickenlooper closes gap, and 9 other stories 15.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about today, Wednesday, ...
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Lakewood fire injures two after incinerator fire spreads to home 15.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Two people were sent to the hospital after a fire burned through a Lakewood home early Wednesday as its inhabitants slept after an unattended blaze in an incinerator ignited the structure.
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Bobby Jindal's Louisiana goes all-in on Ebola paranoia 14.10.2014 Daily Kos
The only thing we have to fear is fireproof zombie Ebola I would shake my head at this but then I remember a sizable fraction of our nation's leaders and would-be leaders still believe in demon possession so believing that the incinerated ashes of an Ebola victim's worldly belongings might rise up and something-something zombie apocalypse is sure, why not, something Republican officeholders can rally behind . Louisiana attorney general Buddy Caldwell has a plan to stop Ebola: file a restraining order. Caldwell, a Republican, called the proposal to dispose of Dallas Ebola victim Eric Duncan's incinerated belongings at a Lake Charles landfill "absurd" and pledged to use the legal process to stop the transfer. [...] Caldwell, whose decision was quickly supported by GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal, didn't offer any details on how burying the incinerated materials would affect the people of his state. We're talking about ashes, mind you. The Dallas patient's belongings were gathered up and burned in an incinerator, ...
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Ashes of Ebola victim's belongings to be taken to hazardous waste dump in Louisiana 12.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Watching Our Health Go Up in Smoke 7.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout )The medical waste incineration industry was given birth to in the late 1980s by the confluence of two high profile media circuses: one - the HIV hysteria - and two - multiple media accounts of bags of syringes, needles, plasma bags, IV tubing, bottles of pills and even body parts washing up on the shores of some of the most popular resort beaches on the East Coast stretching from Maine to Florida. In 1987, in Indianapolis, Indiana, 12 children were found playing with HIV-infected vials of blood that came from an unsecured dumpster used by a medical clinic. In a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease, the knee-jerk response was a widespread call to burn hospital waste so that the various avenues of incompetence, corruption and profiteering that led to dirty needles washing up on exclusive beaches could be closed down through a back door. Little thought was applied to the consequences of incineration, until plumes of black clouds began billowing from ...
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Pesticide Collection Program Makes Gains In 2014 23.9.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: RIJASOLO/AFP/Getty Images)An effort by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has kept 58,000 pounds of unwanted and unused pesticides out of the environment.
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Minnesota pesticide collection program keeps 58,000 pounds out of the environment in 2014 23.9.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Chinese town protests for second weekend over planned trash incinerator 21.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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China takes notice of public war on pollution 15.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Fang Da, an entrepreneur and cycling enthusiast, had a coughing fit after biking near his home in Hangzhou, in eastern China. So he went to the Internet and started learning just how serious the air pollution problem was.
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Thousands of Chinese march against trash incinerator amid growing environmental worries 13.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Minneapolis prepares for major composting test 6.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Implementing organics recycling will cost 100,000 homes an extra $48 a year.
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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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