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With Olympics under way, groups protest environment and human rights

Austin-American Statesman: A day before the Olympic torch was lit Friday in Beijing, two men in warm-ups, waving bouquets and wearing giant fake gold medals, ascended a podium on a hot street corner in Northeast Austin.

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LG and WMI Partner to Tackle E-Waste

Greener Computing: LG Electronics and Waste Management will partner to open more than 160 recycling centers across the country to handle masses of unwanted electronics.

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City denied use of questionable substance to cover landfill

Port Arthur News: TCE said the rules clearly state if a waste material was too toxic to be allowed into the landfill as waste, it could not be used to cover the landfill either.

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High-Tech Trash

National Geographic: Future archaeologists will note that at the tail end of the 20th century, a new, noxious kind of clutter exploded across the landscape: the digital detritus that has come to be called e-waste.

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Penske will remove hazardous waste after years of back-and-forth

Austin-American Statesman: The agreement will end a host of lawsuits and counter-suits that have involved the two companies, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the environmental group Texas Campaign for the Environment.

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Group Urges Free TV Recycling

Houston Chronicle: A new campaign by the Electronics TakeBack Coalition includes a web site where consumers can e-mail the heads of the world’s largest TV makers, including Sharp Electronics Corp. and Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co., and request free recycling programs.

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Dumped by county, BFI Takes Landfill Plan to TCEQ

Austin Chronicle: Last week, commissioners narrowly voted to trash an agreement that would have stamped county approval on BFI’s proposed 75-foot height expansion.

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As Landfill Grows, So Does Controversy

Community Impact: Hidden behind the landfill’s seemingly innocuous appearance, much like the waste it hides, is a controversy that has grown with the landfill the past four years.

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No decision yet on Wilco landfill

News 8 Austin: The standing-room-only crowd was littered with signs begging for “a better landfill.” Active citizens and environmental groups have played a vital role in making sure the county knows its options.

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Sony champions free recycling

Fortune: Sony now says it is the company’s responsibility “to provide customers with end-of-life solutions for all the products we manufacture.”

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