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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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Editorial: The plastics you don't see might kill you 3.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Plastic might be saving our lives from coronavirus now, only to endanger us in the future as it pervades our food and the very air we breathe.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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What is Up With Uber Destroying Tens of Thousands of Perfectly Good E-Bikes? 31.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Jump, the dockless bike- and scooter-sharing company, has had an eventful few years. In 2018, it rebranded from its original name, Social Bicycles, and then got bought by Uber, which was looking to diversify its transportation offerings. A little over […]
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Unsung heroes? How hoverflies play key pollination role 20.5.2020 Raw Story
That bee you see buzzing from flower to flower might actually be an undercover operator: a hoverfly. And a team of scientists wants you to stop taking them for granted. The decline of bee populations in mass die-offs, sometimes called colony collapse disorder, has made headlines in recent years. Experts blame mites, viruses and pesticides […]
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Plastic Recycling is Broken. So Why Does Big Plastic Want $1 Billion to Fix It? 13.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. As the coronavirus pandemic cripples the US economy, corporate giants are turning to Congress for help. Polluting industries have been among the first in line: Congress has already bailed out airlines, and coal companies have snagged over $30 million in […]
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Coronavirus prompts Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend California's plastic bag ban 24.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Newsom announced Thursday that he signed an executive order to suspend the 2016 plastic bag ban for 60 days after hearing concerns from the California Grocers Assn. about shoppers bringing reusable bags from home.

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Why proper trash, recycling and compost disposal are critical to Denver health amid coronavirus pandemic 14.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The dramatic rise in home activity during the Coronavirus pandemic has increased the exposure risk to an underappreciated and essential City of Denver workforce -- residential trash, recycling and compost removal.
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Plastic wars: Industry spent millions selling recycling — to sell more plastic 31.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An investigation from NPR and the PBS show “Frontline” found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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Letters to the Editor: Dead bodies eventually rot, so why bury them in lavish caskets? 14.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Opponents of human composting and other burial alternatives ignore that no matter how one's remains are disposed, we all eventually rot.

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Meet the spider, Fargo’s flood-fighting, sandbag-filling monster 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As floods have increased in frequency and severity over the past few decades, the garbage and recycling trucks that are usually housed in Fargo’s city garage are replaced by a highly organized sandbag-filling factory for a few days nearly every March.
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Letters to the Editor: Something we can do right now about our trash problem? Ban polystyrene 25.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Our plastic trash problem is out of control; one thing that can be done about it right now is banning the plastic-based foam commonly known as Styrofoam.

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Hydro Flask started out at farmers markets. Here's how it got so huge 23.2.2020 LA Times: Business

How Hydro Flask water bottles became a hot fashion accessory is a story mixing environmentalism, self-care and the simple desire to keep drinks cold.

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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A new bill in Congress would put the onus on plastic manufacturers to solve the plastic pollution crisis, making them design and run waste and recycling programs.

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Home renovators reap rewards of reuse, recycling 21.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of thousands of tons of construction and demolition waste — much of it from home tear-downs and remodeling jobs — ends up in landfills every year. But some homeowners are learning it's environmentally and financially rewarding when those materials are reused or recycled.
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Draft US law seeks to make plastic industry responsible for waste 12.2.2020 Raw Story
Carry your own cup to the coffee shop. Recycle that soda bottle. Say no to straws. The growing global crisis of plastics waste is often framed as a problem stemming from careless consumers, but a new bill introduced in the US Congress Tuesday seeks to shift the responsibility back to industry. The proposed “Break Free […]
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C&L's Late Night Music Club With The Family Vibes 10.2.2020 Crooks Liars

Spent a good chunk of the weekend downsizing the many things that have collected in my house over the last 20 plus years of living here. I've still got a bit to go but I feel a lot of progress was made. It has to get done as we're moving in April and I want to get the place on the market by the end of February.

What I can't give to friends, donate or recycle is going to the curb. The garbage man has gotta be hating me by now.

What are you listening to tonight>

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Column: How California's recycling culture may have inadvertently made us even more wasteful 5.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Richard Gertman, the guru of regenerating garbage, says the only way to end our plastic crisis is to stop using so much stuff in the first place.

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Editorial: China is putting the U.S. to shame in the fight against plastic trash 27.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

China's recently announced five-year plastic plan is a reminder of how behind the U.S. is when it comes to addressing the disposable plastic problem.

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