Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Join HuffPost Plus
Mount Everest Cleaning Crew Finds 4 Bodies Amid 12 Tons Of Trash
This year has become the mountain’s deadliest climbing season since 2015.
Gerhard Joren via Getty Images
How The Country Once Nicknamed ‘Garbage Island’ Cut Waste By 30%
As the world drowns in trash, Taiwan’s recycling success is a model of change and a beacon of hope.
Joshua Paul for HuffPost
A Shocking Amount Of Plastic Is Burned Every Second: Report
Throwing plastic trash into open fires releases chemicals that are highly toxic to humans.
Kitten Found Encased In Spray Foam Rescued By Oregon Garbage Worker
It is unknown who put the foam on the kitten, but the owners are not considered suspects.
California May Require Businesses To Switch To Electronic Receipts
An effort to cut back on wasteful paper receipts has cleared its first hurdle.
Anastasiia_New via Getty Images
The Rise Of The Repair Movement Is An Antidote To Dangerous Overconsumption
Our consumption culture comes at a heavy cost. But it doesn’t take much to fix our broken stuff.
Venice To Tax Tourists
Millions of people visit Venice, Italy every year. Now, the city is planning on taxing tourists to pay for trash cleanup.
Venice Cleans Up Tourist Trash
Venice, Italy is planning on charging tourists a tax to keep the city clean.
Giant Fatbergs Are Clogging Sewers
Monstrous amounts of fat and trash are blocking sewers around the world.
LightFieldStudios via Getty Images
It’s Officially Time To Ban Gift-Wrapping Paper
Most wrapping paper for presents can't be recycled. It's bound for the landfill.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
Trapped Bear Cubs Freed
Three bear cubs got trapped in a garbage bin but firefighters came to the rescue and helped them to escape.
The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week (Aug. 11-17)
"Childbirth classes should include useful parenting advice, like how to dispose of a kid's artwork in the outside trash bin only."
Recycling Symbols, Decoded
The symbols on plastic items don’t necessarily indicate whether or not you can recycle them. Here’s what you need to know.
How Green Is Your State?
And the number one greenest state is ...
A Diver’s Jarring View Of Ocean Pollution
A diver’s video of a swim off the coast of Bali is exposing the shocking epidemic of ocean pollution in Indonesia and around the world.
Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
Scott Pruitt Just Gutted Rules To Fight The Nation’s ‘Second Biggest Toxic Pollution Threat’
Alexander C. Kaufman
The EPA’s announcement didn’t even mention the risks coal ash poses to human health.
Hafizov via Getty Images
HOME & LIVING
An Easy Way To Collect Food Scraps Without Using A Compost Bin
The best storage solution doesn't involve a compost bin.
DAVID MCNEW via Getty Images
The Environmental Toll Of Our Smart Tech Obsession
By Alison Moodie, On assignment for HuffPost
A smiling, talking fridge might seem fun. But what happens when it has said all it has to say?
GRAINNE QUINLAN for HuffPost
What Happens When One Of The World's Biggest Cities Doesn't Recycle
In Shanghai, an army of secret recyclers has been credited with keeping mountains of trash out of the city's landfills.
HOME & LIVING
14 Stylish Compost Bins That'll Look Right At Home In Your Kitchen
China No Longer Wants Your Trash. Here's Why That's Potentially Disastrous.
The country has been the “world’s wastebasket” for decades. But starting Jan. 1, China has said "no more."
Cathal McNaughton / Reuters
Delhi's Pollution Is Putting The Poorest At Risk
“Sometimes the whole place smells of petrol. What choice do we have?”
VW Pics via Getty Images
Johannesburg Can't Compromise On Air Pollution
By Herman Mashaba, Mayor of Johannesburg, Special To HuffPost
In South Africa, air pollution is more severe in urban areas, and the city of Johannesburg is no exception. The majority
Bloomberg via Getty Images
McDonald's Says Its Packaging Will Be 100 Percent Green By 2025
All of its restaurants will also feature recycling bins.
Trump Vows To Kill 50 Years Of Federal Health And Safety Protections
Senior Writer, Union of Concerned Scientists
Going back to "the 1960 level" isn't a good thing.
Real Life. Real News. Real Voices.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Join HuffPost Plus
Let us know what you'd like to see as a HuffPost Member.
Take the survey
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
From Our Partners
What's Working: Purpose + Profit