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Cruise ships dumped over 3 million pounds of trash in Juneau

Feb. 27, 2020 9:26 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Cruise ship companies dumped millions of pounds of trash at a private landfill in Alaska's capital during the 2019 tourism season, officials said. The City and Borough of Juneau provided data showing more than 3.3 million pounds (1.5 million kilograms) of garbage came off the ships...

Metal recycling factory fire put out after burning for days

Feb. 23, 2020 3:24 PM EST

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A fire spotted earlier this weeks at a metal recycling factory in Becker has been extinguished, officials said Saturday. Becker police say private firefighters hired by the company put out the last of the blaze at the Northern Metal Recycling facility, Minnesota Public Radio reported....

A massive fire at Northern Metal recycling in Becker, Minnesota, that has been burning for days, seemed to be under control Thursday morning, Feb. 20, 2020. The Becker Police Department posted Thursday  that “major progress

Minnesota shuts down recycling plant, site of massive fire

Feb. 21, 2020 7:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota on Friday shut down a metal recycling company where a fire burned for days and sent up plumes of smoke. The state cited “imminent and substantial danger” to the public, the Star Tribune reported. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an...

The massive fire at Northern Metal recycling in Becker, Minnesota, that has been burning for days, seemed to be under control Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 with massive piles of burned cars covered in ice.  The Becker Police Department posted Thursday  that “major progress

Police: Minnesota recycling plant fire under control for now

Feb. 20, 2020 9:36 PM EST

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters battling a stubborn fire that has been burning for days at a metal recycling plant in a small Minnesota community have got the blaze under control, police said Thursday. The fire at the Northern Metals plant in Becker has been belching noxious, billowing smoke since it...

Firefighters remained on the scene of a fire that has been burning for more than 24 hours at the Northern Metal Recycling plant, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Becker, Minn. Firefighter Toni Knutson says the fire is burning under a huge pile of cars. She says cranes are being used to remove the vehicles from the pile one-by-one. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)

Fire at Minnesota recycling plant affecting air quality

Feb. 19, 2020 7:55 PM EST

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — Officials are monitoring the air quality in Becker where a fire at a metal recycling plantcontinues to burn. Firefighters continued to fight the stubborn blaze Wednesday after working all day and through the night Tuesday at Northern Metal Recycling plant. The fire still had a number...

Recycling business to expand in New Mexico border region

Feb. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico economic development officials say a strong business climate and transportation network in the border region has prompted another manufacturer to move some of its operations to Santa Teresa. State officials announced Tuesday that W. Silver Recycling will be building a...

Coordinated effort needed to keep Phoenix Open zero waste

Feb. 1, 2020 7:55 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As darkness descends upon TPC Scottsdale, the cacophony of cheers and catcalls from the loudest fans in golf are replaced by a new sound. Back-up beeps. Not long after the last putt drops at the Phoenix Open, large haulers, delivery trucks, water trucks, pick-ups and carts fill...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT New Haven Register Connecticut needs a viable Republican Party Jan. 23 The unsettling saga of Robert Hyde, a Connecticut resident who may or may not have been involved in a plot against a U.S. ambassador, has raised questions about the president and his...

Hawaii residents recommend ideas for better waste management

Jan. 23, 2020 9:23 AM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Solid Waste Advisory Committee in Hawaii has proposed a plan that includes 82 waste management recommendations covering nine programs. The committee also heard recommendations at a public hearing in Hilo Tuesday, West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday. The committee made...

Recycling push by beverage companies starts in North Texas

Jan. 16, 2020 7:01 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — An initiative from three of America's biggest beverage companies that aims to improve the recycling and processing of plastic bottles is kicking off in North Texas with an investment of more than $3 million. The American Beverage Association announced Thursday that the Dallas-Fort Worth area...