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A Kindness Mission for Garbage Collectors

Patience Salgado | Posted 03.24.2012 | Good News
Patience Salgado

Can you imagine if there was a wave of gratitude across an entire nation? Garbage collectors may get kicked off the top of that most thankless job list.

Sanitation in Ghana: A Disaster or a Challenge?

Karen Curley | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Karen Curley

Accra is the capital of Ghana and is a modern city, yet there is garbage all over. There are many reasons for this.

MTA's War On Trash Involves Removing Trash Cans

Posted 12.25.2011 | New York

If there's no place to dump your trash, will there be less of it? The MTA is hypothesizing this very idea in an effort to minimize the amount of t...

A Burning Question: Should Waste-to-Energy Qualify as Renewable?

Robin Madel | Posted 10.18.2011 | New York
Robin Madel

When you think about renewable energy sources, what comes to mind? Solar panels or wind turbines, maybe even hydropower? You're probably not thinking about trash.

Changing Climate: Deep Oceans Off Alaska Face Existential Threat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

If deep oceans covered an area only the size of the state of Alaska, then humans have so far explored in detail only about 2,400 square feet -- enough space to park seven or eight cars.

FOR SALE: NYC's Garbage

Posted 10.02.2011 | New York

"One man's garbage is another man's treasure. But New York City's garbage, well, that's art." This is artist Justin Gignac's prelude to his brilli...

Eco Etiquette: 5 Tips For A Sustainable Move (VIDEO)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm moving this summer. A...

lucy walker trash

Posted 09.04.2011 | Green

Director Lucy Walker spent months filming the stories of garbage pickers working at Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest landf...

Pee-Yew! MTA Looking To Solve Trash Troubles

Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

The MTA has had some trouble taking out the trash recently and Transit President Thomas Prendergast is fed up. Prendergast claims subway constructi...

WATCH: Which Dog Broke Into The Trash?

Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy

We're faced with even more evidence in the case for dogs being horrible liars. Only this time, it's not a bad poker face that gives the guilty party a...

See The World's Most Polluted Places

Posted 06.22.2011 | World

The world's most polluted places in the world might come as a surprise to some. No sprawling, globally-renowned metropolis like Los Angeles or London ...

Egypt Needs the E-Team

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Bonifer

It takes an E-Team to convert a community, to show how the twin levers of science and art can get the genie back in the bottle.

Garbage Collection Set To Resume After Storm

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's sanitation department plans to resume collecting trash and recyclables after services were suspended because of last ...

Eat Trash, Save the Planet

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Jeremy Seifert After four years of nonprofit work, Jeremy recently cofounded the production company Compeller, focusing on documenta...

Eat Healthier, Spend Less: How To Boil Your Garbage

The Sweet Beet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Sweet Beet

This is a "how-to" that covers two of the most common New Years resolutions: Eat Healthier and Spend Less. Food scraps(that might otherwise be thrown...

WATCH: DOCUMENTARY: NY Artist Paints Rio De Janeiro's Garbage Pickers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A Brooklyn artist visits the garbage dumps of Rio de Janeiro to paint the ragpickers. On the face of it, the project might seem to reek of exploitatio...

New Orleans East Residents Oppose Garbage Processing Plant

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The specter of garbage trucks exiting Interstate 10 and tearing past their homes to a plant that would vaporize city trash has residents of the Melia Subdivision in New Orleans East worried.

The Business of Water, the Business of Trash

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

CNBC has created two environmentally relevant docu-reports covering the worldwide water shortage and trash/landfill problems that are so good you won't mind missing everything else.

Trash Threatens To Block Three Gorges Gates In China

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Intense flooding has swept thick layers of garbage down the Yangtze River that are threatening to block the gates of the Three Gorges ...

Garbage Moguls: God Bless the Eco-Capitalists

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

While these eco-capitalists are pouring their blood, sweat, and presumably some tears into the next great industrial revolution, Colin Beavan has a handy list of tips on how you and I can create less trash.

Finding Parallels Between New York City and Mokattam, a Garbage Village in Cairo

Diana Mao | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diana Mao

My experience has shown to me that even in a developed region like New York City, you will find traces of extreme economic inequality, just like in Cairo.

'Pick Up Artists' Travel Across America, Cleaning Up Trash

Tonic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

They've picked up 37,000 pounds of garbage so far, and they're just getting started. When most people see a fast-food bag fluttering on the corner o...

"Freedom Isn't Free": A Loving Playlist for the American Heroes of "South Park"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I love that Matt and Trey do not care who they offend in the pursuit of amusing themselves and a watching world. I support them with all my heart & soul right until the point where it puts me in any actual danger.

Atlantic Garbage Patch: Pacific Gyre Is Not Alone

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Researchers are warning of a new blight at sea: a swirl of confetti-like plastic debris stretching over a remote expanse...

The economy is trash

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Those living in the vicinity of China's Asuwei dump may soon find relief. This month, the government is installing high-pressured guns that will spr...