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RadioShack to open on Thanksgiving

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 12:01pm
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg's advice: become a plumber

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:57am
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Does the GI Bill even work?

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:52am
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With doctor's release from hospital, U.S. is Ebola-free now

CNN - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:52am
Wild cheers and applause greeted Dr. Craig Spencer as he appeared for a press conference at New York's Bellevue Hospital.
Categories: National News

Why are we still using Social Security numbers to identify ourselves?

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:44am
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6 spending habits of the very rich

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:33am
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China and Qatar buying London properties

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:31am
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New York doctor free of Ebola

Health - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:16am
Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with Ebola in New York City last month after returning from treating patients in Guinea, is free of the virus and going home.
Categories: Health

Modern Landfills: Safe, Smart and Green

Lifestyles - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:08am
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(NewsUSA) - The average American generates a lot of trash and recyclables -- about four pounds per day. That adds up to more than 250 million tons of trash every year, and more than a third of it gets recycled and repurposed into new products. Many Americans are working to expand recycling. Some communities are also beginning to divert food and yard waste out of their waste stream, and that could expand the amount of waste that is repurposed.

What happens with the rest of the waste?

Thanks to many advanced technological innovations, much of it goes to well-regulated, highly engineered modern landfills that are safer, smarter and greener than ever. These landfills feature high-tech, carefully monitored containment systems that reduce greenhouse gas output, control water and air emissions and minimize nuisances such as odor.

Strict federal regulations do not allow landfills in floodplains or wetlands or along fault lines. Layers of special liners and collection systems also prevent groundwater contamination.

"Landfills are an important and necessary tool for managing waste while protecting public health and the environment. Significant advancements such as gas collection have allowed us to enhance the value of landfilling with energy generation," said Sharon H. Kneiss, president and CEO of the National Waste & Recycling Association.

Generating Energy

Landfill gas -- the source of most odors -- is controlled through collection and, in many cases, is converted into energy. Methane captured from landfills often is used as a form of green, renewable energy that can fuel vehicles or help power the electricity grid. Landfill-gas-to-energy projects also help ease our dependence on fossil fuels and foreign oil. In the past year, these projects delivered enough energy to power nearly 2 million homes and businesses.

Jobs

These facilities also generate stable, well-paying jobs in the communities that host them. Landfills are also an important part of the tax base in these communities.

For the Future

Looking ahead, today's landfills provide continued environmental benefits even after they are closed. Engineers and landscape designers transform these sites into parks, golf courses, wildlife refuges and other spaces that can be enjoyed by the entire community.

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www.beginwiththebin.org/landfills.

Google leases massive Navy blimp hangar

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:00am
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Top 10 business schools with most billionaire alumni

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:54am
In case, for some reason, Harvard was in need of an ego boost, it's got a new billion-dollar reason to feel good about its reputation.

Spotify responds to Taylor Swift: We are not the enemy

Business News - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:39am
The lovers quarrel between Spotify and Taylor Swift continues.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian man in West Bank clashes

CNN World - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:27am
Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man during clashes Tuesday in a West Bank refugee camp, the latest example of violence and tensions between the two sides.
Categories: International News

Best sports bars in America

CNN - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:20am
Sure, autumn brings to mind brilliant foliage, sweater weather and the return of pumpkin-spiced lattes.
Categories: National News

Gun sales spike as Ferguson waits

CNN - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:17am
Just down the street from the Ferguson police department, hair salon owner Constance Garnett is praying for the best, but preparing for the worst.
Categories: National News

Pilot forced to land plane sideways

CNN - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:16am
A plane had to land sideways at O'Hare airport in Chicago because of the wind.
Categories: National News

Fireball lights up Texas sky

CNN - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:48am
What burns five times brighter than a full moon and flies through the air with its tail sticking out behind it?
Categories: National News

57 killed in Pakistan bus wreck

CNN World - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:46am
At least 57 people were killed and 20 others injured Tuesday when a bus collided with a truck in southeastern Pakistan, authorities said.
Categories: International News

Prop crashes in plane window

CNN World - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:15am
A passenger who was aboard a flight says a propeller lodged in her plane window and injured her.
Categories: International News

Early winter blast brings snow

CNN - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:55am
Even though we're still a couple of weeks from Black Friday, there seems to be a pre-season special on snow and cold.
Categories: National News
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