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Former L.A. Councilman Greig Smith tapped to fill vacant seat until election 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the first time in half a century, city officials say, the Los Angeles City Council has appointed someone to serve as a voting member on the council.

Former Councilman Greig Smith was chosen Tuesday to temporarily fill a council seat that was vacated by Mitchell Englander, a spot he could hold...

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The Costly, Complicated Process of Cleaning Up a Toxic River 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. East of Spokane, Washington, the ghost of decades-old industrial pollution still haunts the groundwater. Laden with chemicals that can cause cancer and developmental disabilities, the subsurface water flows into the Spokane River before it winds through the city and then […]
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10 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastics Use in 2019 5.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Plastic has become perhaps the most demonized material of the last 12 months, as the scale of pollution in the oceans becomes increasingly apparent. With dire predictions that if nothing is done there will be more plastic in the seas by weight than fish by 2050, […]
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Remember That $20 Million Ocean Cleanup Project? It Isn’t Working. 1.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The $20 million effort to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has hit a bit of a snafu. Organizers for The Ocean Cleanup, which launched the project in September, already had their work cut out for them—the floating garbage patch […]
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How mountains of U.S. plastic waste ended up in Malaysia, broken down by workers for $10 a day 30.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In a derelict warehouse complex plastered with “For Rent” signs an hour from the Malaysian capital, four women squatted on upturned buckets. Their fingernails were cracked and nubby, their headscarves dampened with sweat.

Wielding hair dryers, they heated and peeled labels from a waist-high pile...

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Pedestrian struck when trash truck topples over in San Juan Capistrano 22.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A trash truck flipped over and struck a woman Friday morning in San Juan Capistrano, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.

The crash was reported about 9:15 a.m. along Del Obispo Street, near Via Belardes.

Authorities said the truck lost control, toppled over and struck a woman who was walking...

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Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics 15.12.2018 Raw Story

Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source. Stories on social media of giant seas of floating waste or a beached ...

The post Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics appeared first on Raw Story.

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Don’t stress about what kind of Christmas tree to buy, but reuse artificial trees and compost natural ones 11.12.2018 Raw Story

Environmentally conscious consumers often ask me whether a real Christmas tree or an artificial one is the more sustainable choice. As a horticulture and forestry researcher, I know this question is also a concern for the Christmas tree industry, which is wary of losing market share to artificial tr...

The post Don’t stress about what kind of Christmas tree to buy, but reuse artificial trees and compost natural ones appeared first on Raw Story.

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The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean 13.11.2018 Raw Story

As you read this, a strange object that looks like a 2,000-foot floating pool noodle is drifting slowly through the central north Pacific Ocean. This object is designed to solve an enormous environmental problem. But in so doing, it brings attention to a number of others. There are an estimated five...

The post The world’s plastic problem is bigger than the ocean appeared first on Raw Story.

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The Complex and Frustrating Reality of Recycling Plastic 17.10.2018 Truthout.com
Less than 10 percent of the plastic used in the United States is recycled. What's the problem?

The post The Complex and Frustrating Reality of Recycling Plastic appeared first on Truthout.

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Nearly Every Seabird Will Have Plastic in Its Guts Within Decades 25.9.2018 Truthout.com
Most plastic is tossed after minutes of use, but its impact on wildlife and the environment can last for centuries.

The post Nearly Every Seabird Will Have Plastic in Its Guts Within Decades appeared first on Truthout.

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Mississippi River leaders want to cut their plastic waste 20 percent by 2020 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This week, the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative announced an initiative to cut plastic waste along the river by 20 percent by 2020.
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Learning a life lesson from Arctic explorer Will Steger 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A failure this summer reminded legendary explorer Will Steger of the power of the human mind and the resilience of the human spirit.
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Taxi driver is cleaning the sea one knot at a time 31.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A taxi driver has turned to the ancient art of knot tying on a remote island off the north coast of Great Britain. He's part of a global movement to rid the sea of garbage by recycling ocean debris.
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Recycle your aluminum, people 31.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

Aluminum is everywhere. As a lightweight, durable, and incredibly abundant metal, it has found its way into thousands of finished products, both domestically and around the world. Modern industrial superpowers — particularly India and China — hold some of the largest reserves of aluminum and aluminum ore, further adding to its global market necessity. However, […]

The post Recycle your aluminum, people appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change 15.7.2018 Truthout.com
Tech empire’s power and money are no match for the fierce drought and wildfires exacerbated by urban sprawl.

The post Wealth Can’t Protect Environmentally-Ravaged Silicon Valley From Climate Change appeared first on Truthout.

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Fire breaks out in northeast Denver recycling yard, plume of black smoke visible for miles 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
A fire broke out at a recycling yard in northeast Denver on Tuesday afternoon, releasing a large plume of black smoke into the air.
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'Green News Report' - July 10, 2018 10.7.2018 BradBlog
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt forced to resign...but his replacement spells bad news for the environment and public health; Starbucks joins the global movement to end plastic pollution; PLUS: Extreme temperatures shatter all-time heat records around the world... All that and more ...
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Recycling in 2018 10.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

Recycling is a relatively easy, low effort way to feel good about helping the environment- much easier than giving up driving a car, for example. However, is recycling actually helping the environment, and is it helping us economically? After several decades of recycling neglect voluntary recycling returned in the 1970s and made a difference, both […]

The post Recycling in 2018 appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Women in Asia Are Confronting Fracking in the US to Eliminate Plastic Byproducts 7.7.2018 Truthout.com
The burden of plastic disposal is put on people in Asia.

The post Women in Asia Are Confronting Fracking in the US to Eliminate Plastic Byproducts appeared first on Truthout.

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