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Should your city enact a fine for not recycling properly?

Treehugger has been following San Francisco's move to reprimand those who don't recycle--with a stiff fine. City officials are now about to make recycling and composting mandatory for each and every San Franciscan. And if they don't comply? They can say hello to a $500 fineā€”it's the first time i...

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Tags: Fine, Law, Policy, Recycle, Trash, Waste
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NYPD Green: Teaching Respect for the Environment, One Summons at a Time

On the New York City streets, polluters are learning to fear green-uniformed environmental protection police. It would make a great addition to the number of crime procedural TV shows set in the city: watch the officers crack down on undersize trout! Watch them in a sting operation on a supermark...

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Tags: City, Europe, Law, New york, Policy, Recycling, Trash, Urban
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Language watch: Uncertainty about the environment

"Why the Word 'Uncertainty' Has Gotten Us into Climate Change Trouble" Via Treehugger: This quote from the Copenhagen Climate Congress made by John Ashton of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office: "Words mean different things: Uncertainty to a politician often means, 'Come back and tell me when...

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Tags: Certainty, Climate change, Language, Law, Policy, Probability, Treaty, Uncertainty
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