recycling


V.27 No.19 | 5/10/2018
Erin Galvez explores materials and reuse in her show at AC2 Gallery
Erin Galvez

Arts Interview

Speaking Up

Erin Galvez explores the meaning of the materials in It's Hard to Say

Erin Galvez makes sculptural pieces of scavenged, thrifted and otherwise reclaimed materials.
V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018

Food for Thought

Food Waste (and How Not to Waste It)

Tips on reducing and reusing the stuff you’d normally throw out

If you cook at home at all, you likely throw away a lot of food waste. But there’s plenty of clever ways you can reuse scraps to keep them out of the landfill and save yourself a few bucks in the process.
V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

The Daily Word in The Presidential Debate, Bionic Yarn and Mars Colonization

The Daily Word

One short list of falsehoods from the Clinton-Trump debate, and one much longer analysis.
And in case you missed the debate and are interested, here's a link.

Speaking of debates, here's one way to settle them.

Have a strong opinion about the presidential candidates? Today is National Voter Registration day, so make sure you register and go vote on Nov. 8!

Say hello to recycled polyester, otherwise known as Bionic Yarn, a clothing material made from used plastics. Optimistically speaking, this could make a huge positive impact on the atrocious amount of plastics currently floating in the oceans.

To be happy is to be healthy. And it's contagious.

Nearly 300 tech firms across the country are declaring Nov. 8, election day, a paid company holiday.

Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico about his plan to colonize Mars. Watch the talk live here.

In an analysis of revolutionaries vs reactionaries in modern American history, opinion writer David Brooks states, “It doesn't matter how much living standards rise or the poverty rate falls, it makes you seem smart and woke to be alarmed and hypercritical.” Read the article for more thoughtful insights about our strange yearning for an idealized past, and why “it's stupid and impossible to turn back the clock.”

V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016

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The Daily Word in papal souvenirs, personal submarines and cheap plastic

The Daily Word

A water pipeline that would serve Eastern New Mexico is closer to happening.

No holy dirt shall cross the border.

Endangered Child Alert.

Submarines are the new yachts.

Trump says Rubio is too sweaty.

Someone invented a flat, lensless camera. Or reinvented the pinhole camera, anyway.

Low oil prices are impacting the recycling industry.

V.24 No.35 | 8/27/2015
Robert Maestas

Council Watch

Curfew Kerfuffle

The Council talks bedtime enforcement, noise violations and Summerfest

Our city leaders discuss curfews, Summerfest and more.
V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015
News Monkey

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: June 25, 2015

If you can’t remember this, then copy it to the inside of your wrist for the next time someone asks you about Albuquerque area news.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014

Book Review

Déjà-glued

Wise Craft

Blair Stocker’s gorgeous new craft compendium avoids common pitfalls to deliver practical, doable projects.
V.22 No.19 |

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The Daily Word in the Bobcat Bite, peacocks in heat, spies and Mayan pyramids

The Daily Word

At the Albuquerque Zoo, a peacock attacked a two year old kid.

Albuquerque's new recycling plant is almost open.

Rep. Steve Pearce wants to change the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's mission.

Santa Fe's famous Bobcat Bite restaurant is losing it's current operators after a dispute with the property owner.

The Russians claim to have captured an American spy.

The Department of Justice seized a HUGE number of Associated Press phone records from April and May.

This man spent the night in a grocery store.

This man seems to have found a copy of Coca-Cola's secret recipe. It is now on eBay.

Apparently in Belize it is not uncommon for ancient Mayan pyramids and mounds to be bulldozed and used for road-building material.

Contrary to popular claims, piracy is not killing the entertainment industry.

Here's another Chinese Ghost Mall.

If you live in L.A. you can go see a 35mm screening of the excellent film Manson. Otherwise, enjoy the trailer.

The Mayor of Osaka, Japan claims enslaved prostitutes were necessary during WWII.

On this day in 1936, Bobby Darin was born. He was talented but sickly and just after Darin got his own T.V. show in 1973, he died.

V.22 No.12 |

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The Daily Word in recycling for all, Amanda Knox on trial forever and Tarzan 1968

The Daily Word

Soon every household in Albuquerque will have recycling bins.

Someone was arrested in connection with the break-in that caused a Breaking Bad script go missing.

A 30 percent tip is almost never deserved.

She won't have to return to Italy, but Amanda Knox will be retried.

Swine flu vaccine caused some recipients to come down with narcolepsy.

Nifty, weird and NSFW short documentary about a part of the Tokyo art-scene.

Ungoogleable.

North Korea says it is going to bomb the United States.

Give 'em enough rope.

In 1968 The Supremes guest starred as nuns in an episode of Tarzan. James Earl Jones was there too.

V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Environment

Recycled Fears

Company makes overtures to a leery neighborhood

After a series of polluting industrial neighbors, one North Valley community is concerned about a coming recycling plant.
V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011

Gift Guide

Love the L.A.N.D.

Up-cycled bags for eco-crusaders

lovemylandbag.com

When Patio Screendoor (not the name his mama gave him) forgot to bring his reusable grocery bags to the market, he figured he’d simply pick one up along with his groceries. The store’s options—either too expensive or cheaply made—weren’t thrilling. “I had already replaced a few flimsy bags at this point and was determined not to own another crappy bag,” says Screendoor.

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V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011

Council Watch

Curbside Recycling

Albuquerque City Council will once again feature adoptable shelter animals. At the Monday, May 2 meeting, two dogs and a cat were shown via photos instead of being brought into the Council chambers, as they used to be under Councilor Sally Mayer. Either way, it is good to have the furry friends back.

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V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011

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The Daily Word 01.20.10: Garbage hotel, mafia, Gov. Martinez

The Daily Word

Remember that TSA trial in Albuquerque I was talking about? After much delay, it’s happening today.

130 arrested from seven mob families in a mafia crackdown.

This guy’s trying to learn how to speak prairie dog.

How about an extra year to decide about college without losing your lotto scholarship?

Only 70 percent of the population can see 3D movies.

What was served at the “quintessentially American” dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao?

National Republicans may be considering Gov. Martinez for bigger things.

UNM Regent Jack Fortner is sure the governor will reappoint him. Did the $40,000 he donated to her campaign help?

Michelle Obama teams up with Wal-Mart on her healthy food campaign.

A hotel made of garbage! What will the Spanish think of next?

The ladies of death row. (Not the record label.) Wait, why is this a story?