Category Archives: environment

A Missouri woman says that she is prepared to go to jail after authorities in Sugar Creek threatened her over a recycling project that turns tires into flower planters.

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.
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Sky lanterns, basically miniature hot-air balloons fueled by fire, are banned in Sedgwick County, commissioners voted Wednesday. Tavis Leake, fire marshal for Sedgwick County Fire District 1, said the aerial luminaries, popular at weddings, haven’t been a problem locally but are cause for concern…
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By a vote of 9-6, a Portland City Council task force recently voted to ban the commercial use of polystyrene packaging (as it is commercially known, Styrofoam). It should come as no surprise that this is yet another Mayor Michael Bloomberg idea, who seems to have quite the following amongst nanny-staters well beyond the reach…
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The project involves the adoption of a proposed ordinance (Ordinance) by the City of Huntington Beach City Council that would prohibit distribution of plastic carry-out bags in commercial point of sale purchases within the City of Huntington Beach
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The town of Concord, Massachusetts is going on the books as the first city to institute a municipal ban on all bottled water sales…
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Dupont Circle resident Patricia White says she has been fined eight times for throwing homemade cat litter in her trash. The fines total $2,000. White says she shreds old newspaper and junk mail to use as cat litter.
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“The decision to (have a ban) has basically been made,” said Mayor Lee Leffingwell , a ban supporter, before Monday’s meeting. “But we want to do everything we can to minimize the impact. We don’t want to create a hardship.”