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New York aims to cut waste by 90 per cent by 2030, will overhaul recycling program

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 per cent by 2030. The Zero Waste plan, which includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council's plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic …

  • FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2013 file photo, actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny attend "The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files" at The Paley Center for Media, in New York. Fox announced on March 24, 2015, that it will air a six-episode run of new episodes of "The X-Files" that will begin this summer. Stars Duchovny and Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
    TV does it again with Netflix's … The Canadian Press - Tue, 21 Apr, 2015

    As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, "Full House" must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel. These days, "evening TV" is … More »TV does it again with Netflix's …

    FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2013 file photo, actors Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny attend "The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files" at The Paley Center for Media, in New York. Fox announced on March 24, 2015, that it will air a six-episode run of new episodes of "The X-Files" that will begin this summer. Stars Duchovny and Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    As TV networks plunder the recycling bin for old shows to revive, "Full House" must have been the final scrap at the bottom of the barrel. These days, "evening TV" is gloriously unpredictable in many quarters ("Louie," ''Game of Thrones," ''Mad Men" and Netflix's own "Orange Is the New Black," to name a bare handful). …

  • Recycling program for giant grain bags … CBC - Mon, 20 Apr, 2015

    A program to recycle giant plastic grain bags will continue for another year, the government says. The federal and provincial governments are putting $200,000 into this … More »Recycling program for giant grain bags …

    A program to recycle giant plastic grain bags will continue for another year, the government says. The federal and provincial governments are putting $200,000 into this year's recycling program. The single-use bags, 40-90 metres long by three metres in diameter, are used on farms as an alternative to metal grain bins. …

  • Nipawin Bible College harnesses solar … CBC - Sat, 18 Apr, 2015

    Nipawin Bible College in east-central Saskatchewan expects to cut its current $17,000 yearly electrical bill down to zero, thanks to 399 new solar panels. Wes Fehr, … More »Nipawin Bible College harnesses solar …

    Nipawin Bible College in east-central Saskatchewan expects to cut its current $17,000 yearly electrical bill down to zero, thanks to 399 new solar panels. Wes Fehr, the school's outgoing president, said that after 23 years with the college, it is great to have achieved this project just in time for retirement. He said …

  • Whitehorse's Raven Recycling to reopen after funding increased
    Whitehorse's Raven Recycling to … CBC - Sat, 18 Apr, 2015

    Before its closure, Raven Recycling had been operating in Whitehorse for 22 years. The Yukon Government and City of Whitehorse responded by offering temporary increases … More »Whitehorse's Raven Recycling to …

    Whitehorse's Raven Recycling to reopen after funding increased

    Before its closure, Raven Recycling had been operating in Whitehorse for 22 years. The Yukon Government and City of Whitehorse responded by offering temporary increases in funding to the processors totalling over $500,000, while investigating future options like residential blue bin collection. "It was unfortunate that …

  • NB Power looks to small-scale renewable … CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    NB Power says as part of its goal to generate 40 per cent of its in-province sales from renewable sources by 2020, it will encourage locally owned, small-scale green … More »NB Power looks to small-scale renewable …

    NB Power says as part of its goal to generate 40 per cent of its in-province sales from renewable sources by 2020, it will encourage locally owned, small-scale green energy. The plan would involve co-operatives and First Nations communities building and owning wind farms, solar panels, small hydro projects, biomass or …

  • Grant Nordman, former Winnipeg councillor, seeks Tory nod in Assiniboia
    Grant Nordman, former Winnipeg councillor, … CBC - Fri, 17 Apr, 2015

    Former Winnipeg city councillor Grant Nordman is hoping to enter provincial politics as a Progressive Conservative MLA in Assiniboia. Nordman's campaign announced on … More »Grant Nordman, former Winnipeg councillor, …

    Grant Nordman, former Winnipeg councillor, seeks Tory nod in Assiniboia

    Former Winnipeg city councillor Grant Nordman is hoping to enter provincial politics as a Progressive Conservative MLA in Assiniboia. Nordman's campaign announced on Friday that he will seek the Tory nomination in the west Winnipeg constituency in the hopes of running under the Tory banner in the 2016 provincial election. …

  • What to do if you find a discarded needle … CBC - Thu, 16 Apr, 2015

    Spring cleaning is underway and the city's public health department is taking the opportunity to remind people about what to do if they find discarded needles outside. … More »What to do if you find a discarded needle …

    Spring cleaning is underway and the city's public health department is taking the opportunity to remind people about what to do if they find discarded needles outside. Anne Stanton-Loucks, a public health inspector, says it's best to use gloves and tongs or pliers to pick up needles, and to put them needle-side down into …

  • Daniel Imrie-Situnayake holds an experimental banded cricket habitat constructed of egg cartons Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
    'Entopreneurs' feed growing … The Canadian Press - Wed, 15 Apr, 2015

    An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects. The United Nations has been … More »'Entopreneurs' feed growing …

    Daniel Imrie-Situnayake holds an experimental banded cricket habitat constructed of egg cartons Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    An increasing number of "entopreneurs" are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects. The United Nations has been promoting edible insects as a way to improve nutrition, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and create jobs in insect production.

  • In this photo taken on April 7, 2015, Filipino filmmaker Paul Soriano talks beside a poster of the movie "Kid Kulafu," a movie about Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao's childhood, during an interview in suburban Makati, south of Manila, Philippines. The movie depicts the impoverished world Pacquiao grew up in before he boxed his way to fame, fortune and power, becoming the world’s only eight-division boxing champion, one of its highest-paid athletes and the wealthiest member of the Philippine House of Representatives. The movie will be shown in more than 100 theaters around the country starting Wednesday, April 15, 2015 ahead of Pacquiao's May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
    Ahead of Mayweather fight, film depicts … The Canadian Press - Tue, 14 Apr, 2015

    Produced with advice and other assistance from Pacquiao, the film depicts the impoverished world he grew up in well before he became the world's only eight-division boxing … More »Ahead of Mayweather fight, film depicts …

    In this photo taken on April 7, 2015, Filipino filmmaker Paul Soriano talks beside a poster of the movie "Kid Kulafu," a movie about Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao's childhood, during an interview in suburban Makati, south of Manila, Philippines. The movie depicts the impoverished world Pacquiao grew up in before he boxed his way to fame, fortune and power, becoming the world’s only eight-division boxing champion, one of its highest-paid athletes and the wealthiest member of the Philippine House of Representatives. The movie will be shown in more than 100 theaters around the country starting Wednesday, April 15, 2015 ahead of Pacquiao's May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Produced with advice and other assistance from Pacquiao, the film depicts the impoverished world he grew up in well before he became the world's only eight-division boxing champion, one of its highest-paid athletes and the wealthiest member of the Philippine House of Representatives. "He had every excuse in the book to …

  • NB Power's renewable energy target 'a numbers game,' critic says
    NB Power's renewable energy target … CBC - Tue, 14 Apr, 2015

    NB Power's target of 40 per cent renewable energy by 2020 may be little more than a game of numbers, critics say. More than 30 per cent of its energy sold in-province … More »NB Power's renewable energy target …

    NB Power's renewable energy target 'a numbers game,' critic says

    NB Power's target of 40 per cent renewable energy by 2020 may be little more than a game of numbers, critics say. More than 30 per cent of its energy sold in-province is currently generated using renewable sources, such as hydro, wind and biomass, according to vice-president of business development and generation Keith Cronkhite. …

  • How Canada's provinces are tackling … CBC - Tue, 14 Apr, 2015

    As Ontario prepares to join Quebec and California as the third jurisdiction in North America to adopt a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, we take a look at what … More »How Canada's provinces are tackling …

    As Ontario prepares to join Quebec and California as the third jurisdiction in North America to adopt a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, we take a look at what other actions some of Canada's biggest emitters are taking to tackle greenhouse gases (GHG). It expresses all greenhouse gases emissions in terms of the …

  • Charlottetown food trucks hit with noise limits
    Charlottetown food trucks hit with noise … CBC - Tue, 14 Apr, 2015

    The City of Charlottetown has passed a bylaw limiting the amount of noise that can come off of food trucks, and another banning Styrofoam containers. Jason Coady, chair … More »Charlottetown food trucks hit with noise …

    Charlottetown food trucks hit with noise limits

    The City of Charlottetown has passed a bylaw limiting the amount of noise that can come off of food trucks, and another banning Styrofoam containers. Jason Coady, chair of the protective services committee, said the city received complaints last summer about the noise coming off the generators on some trucks. Council …

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 launch ignites dream … CBC - Mon, 13 Apr, 2015

    "It would be utterly revolutionary," says Boston-based space analyst Charles Lurio, a former aerospace engineer who publishes the Lurio Report, a newsletter about the … More »SpaceX Falcon 9 launch ignites dream …

    "It would be utterly revolutionary," says Boston-based space analyst Charles Lurio, a former aerospace engineer who publishes the Lurio Report, a newsletter about the commercial space industry. With each of SpaceX's resupply rockets so far costing in the ballpark of $60 million, the prospect of wasting a booster after …

  • Clean sweep underway for Winnipeg
    Clean sweep underway for Winnipeg CBC - Sun, 12 Apr, 2015

    Winnipeggers, look out for clean, beautiful streets (and "no parking" signs, in order to avoid a ticket and tow) — beginning on Sunday night, a clean sweep is underway … More »Clean sweep underway for Winnipeg

    Clean sweep underway for Winnipeg

    Winnipeggers, look out for clean, beautiful streets (and "no parking" signs, in order to avoid a ticket and tow) — beginning on Sunday night, a clean sweep is underway for the city. Sidewalks, back lanes and roads will be the focus of the City of Winnipeg spring cleaning initiative, and it is expected to take five weeks …

  • Workers stand near the 37-meter "The Tree of Life" at the Expo 2015 work site near Milan
    Italy pins hopes on Milan Expo after … Reuters - Sun, 12 Apr, 2015

    By James Mackenzie MILAN (Reuters) - Three weeks before the Milan Expo opens on May 1, the site of the showpiece event is still a mass of trucks raising dust and workers … More »Italy pins hopes on Milan Expo after …

    Workers stand near the 37-meter "The Tree of Life" at the Expo 2015 work site near Milan

    By James Mackenzie MILAN (Reuters) - Three weeks before the Milan Expo opens on May 1, the site of the showpiece event is still a mass of trucks raising dust and workers in hard hats racing to finish building after delays, graft and cost overruns. Italy has had four different governments in the seven years since Milan …