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Piecing Together the Scrap Metal Industry

Ilana Greene | Posted 08.01.2013 | Business
Ilana Greene

The scrap metal industry doesn't get a lot of attention. After all, the word "scrap" implies unwanted leftovers and rusted junk. By name alone, it's n...

My Parents Are NIMBYs: Why You Should Be Too

Kaitlin Solimine | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Kaitlin Solimine

My parents have never been activists nor strict environmentalists (although my mother did recommend Rachel Carlson's Silent Spring to me in high school). Now, suddenly, they are die-hard NIMBYs (an acronym for 'Not In My Backyard'), a term with a mostly pejorative air.

They're Stealing What?!

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.03.2012 | Money

In the post-recession U.S. economy, it seems people will do just about anything for money -- even if means stealing toilet parts from restaurants. ...

One Man's Junk, Another Man's... Car?

Posted 06.03.2011 | Impact

This is Orismar de Souza, a homeless man in Brazil, who decided to build the car he couldn't buy using junk, spare parts and a hammer and chisel. Four...

America Recycles Day

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

If you read anything in print you should know that the act of recycling paper decreases the demand for virgin pulp thereby reducing the devastation of forests.

Stealing Manhole Covers? Really? Is This What It's Come To?

New York Times | Ian Urbina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PHILADELPHIA -- Francis McConnell is a field supervisor for the Philadelphia Water Department, but lately he is acting more like an undercover police ...