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Bear that attacked person in Aspen is captured, killed 24.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State wildlife officers say they trapped and killed a bear that attacked an Aspen restaurant manager.
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Eternally stinky city? Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears 13.7.2019 Raw Story
Landfills in flames and rats feasting on waste in the streets have sparked health fears in Rome, as doctors warn families to steer clear of disease-ridden curbside garbage and locals launch a disgusting dumpster contest online. Crowds of summer tourists are forced to navigate overflowing bins in the stifling heat, as the pungent perfume of […]
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Climate change could bring the bubonic plague back to Los Angeles 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one.

Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leading to a steep increase in their numbers in places like Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Over the...

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Manual scavengers marginalised to darkest corners, forgotten, says HC 31.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Delhi HC upholds Delhi Jal Board’s scheme on manual scavengers 30.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Who cares if they're cute? This zoologist accepts animals on their own terms 22.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Zoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren't doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around "fact and not sentimentality."
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Venezuelans scour polluted river for lost treasure, survival 8.1.2018 AP Top News
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Angel Villanueva waded into the dirty brown water of the Guaire River, the putrid channel snaking through Venezuela's capital, where he hoped to scavenge for a bit of treasure....
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Venezuelans scour polluted river for lost treasure, survival 8.1.2018 Washington Post: World
Angel Villanueva waded into the dirty brown water of the Guaire River, the putrid channel snaking through Venezuela’s capital, where he hoped to scavenge for a bit of treasure.
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Here's one city turning India's mountain of trash into cash 3.1.2018 LA Times: Business

It’s 6:30 a.m. in the Indian city of Mysuru and the streets are full of the sound of whistles blowing as workers in olive green aprons and rubber gloves begin a door-to-door search. They have come to collect one of India’s biggest untapped resources: garbage.

The roughly 1 million citizens in the...

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Dimming Christmas lights reflect Venezuela's grim crisis 24.12.2017 AP Top News
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Marilyn Pitre recalls taking her family on evening strolls at Christmas time through Altamira Plaza in Venezuela's capital, soaking up the dazzling lights and giant tree made of light bulbs in a display that once drew comparisons to New York City's Rockefeller Center....
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‘The mindset of the urban planner in India is in the bullock cart age. We need to change that’ 10.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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A world drowning in garbage 28.11.2017 Washington Post
A world drowning in garbage
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The Energy 202: Internal watchdog says Interior should focus on climate change. It isn’t. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The department controls one-fifth of U.S. land area.
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The survival game: At the Ghazipur landfill, children defy death and disease 1.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions 17.9.2017 AP Top News
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- In one of Africa's largest dumps, some residents are making a living by collecting and recycling hair from mountains of rubbish....
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Two friends were stuck in a refugee camp. A scholarship was their only way out. 6.9.2017 Washington Post
In the world’s largest refugee camp in Kenya, two young women are among the 5,000 applicants for a scholarship in Canada that includes citizenship for the students — and eventually their families. The women both made it to the final round of interviews. One of them will leave. The other will stay in the camp and hope for another way out.
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Not everyone celebrating Ghazipur landfill closure: Garbage our livelihood, say ragpickers who live there 3.9.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Exploring the magic and mystery of mushrooms with the L.A. Mycological Society 23.3.2017 LA Times: Science

There was a dump truck driver from Baldwin Park, a humanities professor from Long Beach, a conceptual artist from Altadena and a stay-at-home dad from Mid-City.

They didn’t have much in common, except for one thing: They’d all fallen for fungus. Hard.

Their shared obsession led them to the Los...

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What will happen to Trumpcare? Leave it for the vultures 12.3.2017 Daily Kos
House Speaker Paul Ryan has introduced a real vulture of a bill to replace Obamacare. I was going to say “turkey” of a bill, but that’s not fair to turkeys, which many of us enjoy at Thanksgiving. This bill is more like a scavenger that wants to loom over and starve the Affordable Care Act and the millions of people it helps, and then feed off the carcass. Yes, vultures are a necessary part of the ecosystem, especially when they rid the environment of otherwise putrid meat, digesting it with the corrosive acid in their stomachs. But they’re totally un-necessary in the workings of government and the nation’s health care system. Republicans have been trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act ever since they regained the majority in Congress. They hyped the “repeal” part without bothering with the “replace” part. Well, they finally came up with a replacement that has earned more derogatory names than Donald Trump gave to his primary opponents. Many hard-core conservative are calling it “Obamacare Lite” or ...
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35 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide 12.3.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump, killing at least 35 people and leaving several dozen missing. Many called the landfill home.
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