Eco-friendly practices

January 24, 2019 - 4:58 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese police detained three juveniles Thursday amid a spate of attacks on police and night-time burnings of sidewalk trash cans and recycle bins. Rocks and a homemade incendiary device were thrown at officers who went to investigate a fire, police said in a statement...
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A woman carries a disposable cup Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. Berkeley has approved a 25-cent tax on disposable cups city officials say is part of an effort to eliminate restaurant waste. The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the ordinance that also forces restaurants to provide to-go containers that are compostable by January 2020. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 23, 2019 - 3:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Patrons of restaurants and coffee shops in Berkeley, California, who don't bring a reusable cup for their beverage will have to pay a 25-cent fee for a disposable cup as part of an ordinance approved by city officials to reduce restaurant waste. Berkeley's City Council voted...
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December 04, 2018 - 4:43 pm
DENVER (AP) — A utility serving 3.6 million electricity customers in eight states said Tuesday it will try to eliminate all its carbon emissions from electrical generation by 2050. Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke acknowledged that not all the technologies the company needs to meet that goal are available...
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A worker talks on his cellphone as he uses his laptop computer at the command center at the headquarters of e-commerce retailer JD.com in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Online shoppers spent more than $14 billion within the first two hours of China's annual buying frenzy on Sunday, once again breaking records as the consumer tradition enters its 10th year. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 11, 2018 - 7:04 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Online shoppers in China have shattered last year's record of $24 billion in sales on the country's annual buying frenzy Sunday, as the tradition marked its 10th year. The spending binge has for years eclipsed Cyber Monday in the U.S. for online purchases made on a single day. This...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Huntington Tri-State Airport, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Huntington, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 02, 2018 - 4:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and a video of a Latino man convicted of killing two police officers (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The president's re-election campaign is out with a new ad that borrows liberally from an expletive-filled, anti-immigration video that was...
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A woman passes an "iTrash booth" at an intersection in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Residents of Taiwan’s capital Taipei are using newly installed machines called “iTrash booths” to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards. The initiative seeks to promote recycling while also giving residents more flexibility in how they dispose of their garbage. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
September 28, 2018 - 1:16 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Residents of Taiwan's capital Taipei are using newly installed machines called "iTrash booths" to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards. The initiative seeks to promote recycling while also giving residents more flexibility in how...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Arthur Arbesser women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 19, 2018 - 11:24 am
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week launched Wednesday on a note of optimism with news that sales have reached pre-crisis levels. The Italian Fashion Chamber says sales are expected to reach 90 billion euros ($105 billion) this year, matching levels of a decade ago, with exports driving growth of 3...
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In this May 8, 2018, photo, organic dairy farmer Francis Thicke holds the label for milk produced on his farm in Fairfield, Iowa. Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. Many traditional small-scale organic farmers are fighting to stay in business by appealing to consumers to look closely at the organic milk they buy to make sure it comes from a farm that meets the idyllic expectations portrayed on the cartons. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 08, 2018 - 10:03 pm
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. Many traditional small-scale organic farmers are...
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In this Monday, July 23, 2018 photo, heat ripples blur the downtown skyline as a jet lands in Phoenix, Ariz., as temperatures exceed 100 degrees in the morning hours. Already devilishly hot for being in the Sonoran desert, Arizona’s largest city is also an “urban heat island,” a phenomenon that pushes up temperatures in areas covered in heat-retaining asphalt and concrete. Phoenix officials say they are tackling urban warming, monitoring downtown temperatures, planting thousands of trees and capturing rainwater to cool off public spaces. (AP Photo/Matt York)
July 26, 2018 - 11:00 am
PHOENIX (AP) — When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. An occasional siren wails as paramedics rush to help people sick from the...
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This July 17, 2018 photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. Eco-conscious San Francisco joins the city of Seattle in banning plastic straws, along with tiny coffee stirrers and cup pluggers, as part of an effort to reduce plastic waste. It also makes single-use food and drink side items available upon request and phases out the use of fluorinated wrappers and to-go containers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 23, 2018 - 11:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. The proposal, to be taken up by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, also would make the novel move to...
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