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People Are Living Inside Landfills As The World Drowns In Its Own Trash
While the oceans fill up with plastic waste, a horrifying crisis unfolds on land.
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The Dirty Truth Is Your Recycling May Actually Go To Landfills
America is in the midst of what one official calls an "unprecedented" recycling crisis.
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Why Those Compostable Straws May Not Be As Green As You Think
Compostable products still end up in landfills, where they do not break down any faster than regular plastic.
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If You Want To Be Healthier, Eat Your Trash
A lot of the food we throw out is edible -- and loaded with nutrients.
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These 4 States Are Doing Something Truly Revolutionary With Food
Ready, set, compost.
An Open Letter to Producers, Consumers and Legislators
Student, Christian, blogger, volunteer
We have the power to change the system. It might seem like individuals cannot change something so big, but so many significant events in history have been started by the small actions of people.
As Underground Fire Smolders Near Radioactive Waste, EPA Dismisses Concerns
But the state attorney general isn't having it: "The people of Missouri can’t afford to wait any longer."
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America Is Throwing Out Way More Garbage Than We Thought
New estimate is more than double the EPA's.
Recycling's A Sham!
According to Aaron Davis, recycling’s costing us more than it’s making us.
This Is What Pollution Looks Like In Your World
Here are just a few of our favorites from the thousands that were submitted. We hear about pollution constantly, causing
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Republic Nuclear Dump Fire Threatens Investors, Workers
James P. Hoffa
General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Since 2010, a landfill fire has been moving toward 8,700 tons of unlined illegally dumped radioactive waste in Bridgeton, Missouri. The site is in the middle of working-class neighborhoods, right next to the Saint Louis airport, and near a hospital, schools and a great number of businesses.
: A Documentary by Jeremy Irons and Candida Brady That City Hall Should Watch
Writer/director, 'The Ledge'; Author, Trials of the Monkey'; P...
Anyone interested in the health of New York City (and the planet) should watch
, a fantastic documentary directed by Candida Brady and produced, presented and narrated by Jeremy Irons.
Does Anyone Think About Trash?
Nicholas E. Johnson
Problem Solver, Urban Scientist and Hacker
Where does my trash go? This was the question that stuck in my mind and refused to go away. This is the question that I began to ask and began to search for an answer. My investigation began.
Walking in Another's Shoes: Paul Quinn College, Food Deserts and an Alternative Spring Break
Professor, University of Pennsylvania
For those who follow Black colleges and the happenings at these institutions, you are probably familiar with Paul Quinn College
Sex and the City Sewer
Chief Operating Officer NextGen Climate America Inc.; NRDC Sen...
Things aren't going well. By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth After almost two hours at the plant, most of my questions about what
The Staten Island Boat Graveyard (PHOTOS)
Rediscover your city. The go-to-guide for the best art, archit...
Perhaps you've heard of an elephant graveyard, but what about a boat graveyard? Does such a thing exist? Turns out it does, and New York City has one.
Thrift Shops Keep Clothes In Circulation And Out of Municipal Waste
In a rush to get organized, you may have tossed some old clothes in the garbage, only for them to end up in landfill. Had those threads been given to a thrift shop or charity, someone else might be wearing them now, or they could have been turned into other, useful products.
Unfair Trade Policy: A Gift That Keeps on Giving
Civil rights lawyer and political columnist
What do you get when you mix bad trade policy, unregulated multinational corporations, economic insecurity and a hard-working Maine community desperate for jobs?
How to Love Mother Earth on Valentine's Day
Monogamy seems greener than the alternative -- think of all that rubber saved from the landfill. If you're not there yet, buy contraceptives from a company that offsets its carbon footprint.
2011: The Year We Conquer E-Waste!
As journalists and scientists risked their lives to expose e-waste atrocities, coalitions formed to create consumer information and policy language to address the global problem of electronic trash.
25th Anniversary of Westway
Staff attorney and chief spokesman for the Straphangers Campai...
In New York City's long tradition of fighting City Hall, one of the most spectacular examples happened a quarter century ago this week.
Five Items You Should Always Recycle
Robyn Griggs Lawrence
Author, "The Wabi-Sabi House, Simply Imperfect"; Natural livin...
Recycling is one of the easiest steps you can take toward living green--but some recycling matters more than others.
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