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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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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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