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USDA’s new answer to cutting food waste by 50%: Jelly ice

Federal News Radio 19 Aug 2022
Halfway through an interagency goal to reduce food waste, the Department of Agriculture may have found the answer in a new way to keep food fresh ... Jelly ice is just one component to reducing food waste ... “[Jelly ice] uses minimal resources and does not produce wasteful materials to the environment.
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Is extending the life of a ship bad for the environment?

Splash24/7 19 Aug 2022
Circular economies preserve value in the form of energy, labour, and materials with the maximum value extracted from resources before they become waste ... The first is to consume less – which ensures better use of resources.
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Hundreds of homes in urban and rural Seminole lack broadband, study says

Orlando Sentinel 19 Aug 2022
By. Orlando Sentinel ...There are plenty of resources and even devices that are available for the county citizens to use, such as laptops, Chromebooks, distributed to students in need, and other mobile devices, but cannot be utilized or maximized due to the lack of connectivity. This leads to the waste of resources and lost opportunities.”.
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Marijuana measure approved for North Dakota voters

The Bismarck Tribune 19 Aug 2022
JACK DURA. North Dakota voters will decide this fall whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday said his office accepted 23,368 of 26,048 signatures submitted July 11 by supporters of the ballot measure ... Report ... "It is a waste of taxpayer resources and a distraction from serious public safety concerns ... 29 ... .
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Nigeria's Osun River: Sacred, revered and increasingly toxic

Hickory Record 19 Aug 2022
... additional resource officers to start at Catawba County Schools. But it’s under constant threat from pollution from waste disposal and other human activity — especially the dozens of illegal gold miners across Osun state whose runoff is filling the sacred river with toxic metals.
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The World Brain: H.G. Wells’s Prophetic 1930s Vision for the Internet and How to Fix ...

Brainpickings 19 Aug 2022
The world is a Phoenix ... Wells made a daring proposition ... knowledge ... There has been, therefore, an enormous waste of human mental, moral and physical resources in premature revolutionary thrusts, ill-planned, dogmatic, essentially unscientific reconstructions and restorations of the social order, during the past hundred years ... donating = loving ... .
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Five federal workforce items on Congress’ to-do list

Federal News Radio 19 Aug 2022
With the end of fiscal year 2022 approaching and a Sept ... Appropriations bills ... READ MORE ... Appropriations bills ... 1 ... Rep ...Patchwork funding by continuing resolution takes our civil service’s focus away from solving the many problems they confront every day, threatens the effective delivery of services the public depends on and wastes government resources.
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State’s rare opportunity in ‘rare earths’

Courier Express 18 Aug 2022
“We need to explore secondary resources, including industry byproducts such as coal mining waste from abandoned coal mines, refuse piles, fly ash from coal-burning power plants. Pennsylvania is rich in these resources ... Pennsylvania has not only coal waste, but the academic and industrial expertise to try to make a valuable resource out of pollution.
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EDITORIAL: State’s rare opportunity in ‘rare earths’

Observer-Reporter 18 Aug 2022
“We need to explore secondary resources, including industry byproducts such as coal mining waste from abandoned coal mines, refuse piles, fly ash from coal-burning power plants. Pennsylvania is rich in these resources ... Pennsylvania has not only coal waste, but the academic and industrial expertise to try to make a valuable resource out of pollution.
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Call for evolving system to handle 1,100 tonnes of medical waste

The News International 18 Aug 2022
He also pointed out that hospital waste is ... He said the government should provide maximum resources and support for developing an efficient system of hospital waste disposal because unsafe practices in this regard gravely compromised public health during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Column: Remake society to preserve it

The Salem News 18 Aug 2022
The distribution of labor and natural resources, the amount of existing infrastructure already devoted to the global economy, and the sheer magnitude and scales involved are going to place limits on “dismantling” the world’s production lines and the world marketplace ... Private outdoor swimming pools are a similar waste.
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Standard charger rule may hurt laptop firms | Mint

Live Mint 18 Aug 2022
Urban homes have 10-14 chargers and “the time has come to realize that it is a sheer waste of resources", said Ajai Chowdhry, founder of HCL and chairman of the industry consortium EPIC Foundation. “For a country that has the third largest amount of e-waste, we should avoid things that will make it worse," he added.
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Semtech’s LoRa® Devices and LoRaWAN® Standard Integrated Into IoT Ventures and Lacuna Space Water Monitoring System

Maryville Daily Forum 18 Aug 2022
Droughts threaten water supplies, and water waste is already a crucial issue worldwide ... costs and appropriately allocate resources ... Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction.
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Ambulance pressures: Thousands of taxis sent following 999 calls

BBC News 18 Aug 2022
The Welsh Ambulance Service (WAST) was the second heaviest user of taxis for urgent calls, according to the available data ... "A taxi is only used for red calls after a WAST resource has arrived on scene and clinically assessed the patient ... "A taxi will never be the first resource on scene to a life-threatening call.".
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What will sustainable urban centers of the future look like?

Inhabitat 18 Aug 2022
City centers have been fraught with issues since the beginning of urban development. Even small towns and villages had to deal with concerns such as waste management and shared resources ... .

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