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Tips to Trim Your Waste

Melanie Young | Posted 08.25.2015 | Green
Melanie Young

Trimming your waste makes sense economizing at home and being more sensitive to the global issues of food waste, food insecurity and the environment. So don't trash your dinner. Reheat! Reuse! Repurpose!

One Person's Trash is Another Person's Income

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

With massive population growth in store for cities across the Global South, the fact that many of cities struggle to provide effective waste collection to serve the current population levels is worrying

Conservative Group Wants To Preserve Freedom Of Choice -- Paper Or Plastic, That Is

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Model legislative language proposed at a recent meeting of a conservative policy group would prevent cities and other local governments from banning ...

This Doctor Lets Poor Patients In Indonesia Pay For Their Health Care With Recyclable Trash

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Impact

One man's trash is another man's health care coverage, thanks to Gamal Albinsaid. The 26-year-old doctor in Indonesia came up with a business model...

'Trash Mountain' Rises Up In Mumbai As City Runs Out Of Space For Its Own Waste

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green

We have a waste problem. The world throws a lot of things away -- measured to be about 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day in 2013, a number expe...

Sounding a Royal Alarm for the Ocean

Andreas Merkl | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

Last Wednesday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, speaking in Washington, DC, to an audience of 100 governmental, corporate and nonprofit leaders, sounded the alarm about the ever-increasing quantities of plastic waste entering the ocean.

Residential Garbage Fees Vital to Achieving NYC's Environmental Goals And Lowering Costs

Carol Kellermann | Posted 04.20.2015 | New York
Carol Kellermann

New York City's solid waste management practices call out for reform. Addressing the environmental and fiscal costs of garbage will require a bold redesign - one that should begin with how residents pay for trash disposal.

A New Spin On Trapping Ocean Trash

XPRIZE | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

Water and plastic don't mix, and anyone who has read a terrifying article or two about "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" knows that addressing what seem to be the impossibly huge issues of getting a billion tons of plastic out of our oceans.

Five Years Too Late, The New York Times Admits A Mistake and Boldly Supports a 'Workaround'

Matthew Chapman | Posted 03.31.2015 | New York
Matthew Chapman

We should be grateful that, after years of snobbish resistance, the Times finally changed its mind about one aspect of the 91st Street MTS. But the admission is shamefully late and falls far short of what's needed.

College Kids With One Thing on their Mind: Service

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What do college kids do on a day off? Well, you might be surprised by the group I met up with on Will Rogers Beach on Veteran's Day who were using the hours before sunset to clean up the beach.

This Millionaire Wakes Up At 5 A.M. To Pick Up Trash Around Town

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact

Wealth and selflessness don't have to be mutually exclusive -- just ask Yo. The millionaire investor from South Korea who lives in Bahrain wakes up...

This Is What Pollution Looks Like In Your World

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green

We hear about pollution constantly, causing health problems, killing wildlife and harming ecosystems. But what does it look like up close, in our citi...

Prague vs. Amsterdam (PHOTOS)

Olena Kagui | Posted 12.14.2014 | Travel
Olena Kagui

After living in Prague my whole life and visiting Amsterdam for over a week I made a few interesting comparisons when it comes to cleanliness, transportation and alcohol.

Falling in Love With Kathmandu's Trash Heaps

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Robert J. Rosenthal

I'd like to believe that with time and distance from the 1996-2006 insurgency, this issue, and others, will be ironed out and given the attentions -- and solutions -- it deserves.

Global Trash Burning Far More Polluting Than Expected

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a sc...

This Is Why You Don't Mess With The Garbage Man

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime

A Minnesota trash hauler is down in the dumps after officials say he illegally unloaded more than a ton of garbage in a customer's driveway as retalia...

50 Ways To Reuse Your Trash

Mother Nature Network | Melissa Breyer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Ralph Waldo Emerson once described a weed as, “a plant whose virtues have not yet been d...

You Are Already Paying a Price On Carbon

Keith Gaby | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

When something is "free", we end up paying the cost somewhere else in the system.

How To Solve The Plastic Pollution Problem And Poverty At The Same Time

Mother Nature Network | Starre Vartan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network: It's beyond sobering and bordering on infuriating: Almost every piece of plastic ever made...

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

'Green News Report' - April 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on C...

What Do You Think About? Maybe It's Time to Take Out the Trash

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Have you watched the news recently and just been depressed when it ended? I was recently looking at the headlines and remembered again why I don't spend much time there. I sure don't find many stories that make my life richer.

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rightwing Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you...

Living in a Plastic World

Marc Ross | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Supporting our culture of convenience is a pervasive material that, while seemingly harmless in our car's cup holders, actually does so much damage to our planet. But it is not an issue to be taken lightly anymore.

You Won't Believe What This $15 Thrift Store Purchase Is Worth

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.09.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

You might call it shopping. My husband thinks it's hoarding. I call it gambling. And I'm addicted.