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Scavengers leave dumps to speak out on UN stage
by CHARLES J. HANLEYThe Washington Post
December 3rd, 2010
CANCUN, Mexico -- Clambering over garbage heaps, rummaging through trash cans, Supriya Bhadakwad didn't set out to save the planet when she was 13 years old, just her family. But two decades later, in the global arena of climate negotiations, the sari-clad Indian woman and other wasteworkers are making their voices heard, tilting with big corporate players in a tug-of-war over the world's dumpsites.
Recycling for Hope and Dignity on Paraguay's Streets
by Natalia Ruiz DíazIPS-Inter Press Service
November 23rd, 2010
ASUNCIÓN - "I go out with my cart and collect plastic bottles, cardboard, paper, plastic bags; that is my work," said Laura Cardozo, proud member of a recycling group that works the Paraguayan capital's streets.
Harrisburg's Failed Infrastructure Project
by John BuntinGoverning
November, 2010 - A new incinerator was supposed to earn Harrisburg, Pa., $1 billion. Instead, it’s a cautionary tale for what happens when an infrastructure project goes bad.
New Jersey Pulls Plug on Camden Trash Authority Debt Support
by Dunstan McNicholBloomberg
November 12th, 2010
New Jersey won’t pick up a $26.1 million payment due Dec. 1 on the Camden County Pollution Control Financing Authority’s incinerator bonds after covering payments since 1999, a spokesman for Treasurer Andrew Sidamon- Eristoff said.
(Bio)Mass Confusion
by Jim CarltonThe Wall Street Journal
October 18th, 2010
In the U.S., biomass power—generated mainly by burning wood and other plant debris—has run into roadblocks that have stymied its growth.


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