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Colorado Man Lassos Black Bear To Save It From Plastic Container

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green

A black bear is seeing and breathing more clearly thanks to the steady hand of a Colorado bed-and-breakfast owner. For at least a week, people report...

Paris Faces Piles Of Trash, Transportation Issues As Euro 2016 Kicks Off

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.10.2016 | World

The 2016 UEFA European Championship started Friday in Paris, a city whose streets are currently overflowing with trash because garbage collectors are ...

Britain Made Me Think of Trash

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Michael Rosenblum

My wife and I live two lives. We split our time between living in New York and living in Britain. In New York, we live on the 33rd floor of a glass high-rise in Midtown Manhattan. But this is not about verdant green versus steel and glass. This is about trash, (or rubbish, as the British call it).

Local Group Fights Corporation without Conscience

Hal Donahue | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Millennials have the courage to confront the corporatocracy. Gilded Age laissez faire capitalism is again failing faster than communism. The question is not if, but rather when. Friends of Lackawanna indicates it will be soon.

The Secrets Hiding in Your Shadow

Tova Payne | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tova Payne

Remember -- in every dark room there's the potential for light. All you need to do is flip the switch on.

Your trash could bring electricity to billions

HuffPost Originals | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green

For most of us, it's hard to conceive of a life without power, yet a staggering 1.1 billion people on the planet do not have access to electricity. Wh...

Can Africa's Trash Light Up a Continent?

XPRIZE | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
XPRIZE

Africa has plenty of trash -- with much more coming as its middle class grows -- but it currently has only a few waste-to-energy plants, and to date, only the largest African cities have comprehensive waste management systems that could feed into such systems efficiently.

This Hardworking Group Is Restoring the Shoreline of America's Last Frontier

NationSwell | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

About 30 years ago, then-construction worker Chris Pallister discovered that some of the most remote shorelines in America were also the most polluted. The cause? Currents off the infamous North Pacific Gyre -- the site of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- propel a disproportionate amount of detrius towards Alaska's coasts.

Why America Is Failing So Badly At Recycling Old Electronics

Stateline | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

America Is Throwing Out Way More Garbage Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science

If you worry that Americans produce too much garbage, you won’t get much reassurance from a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change...

El Niño Can Do Some Serious Trash Talking

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

"The water is soooo warm!" That sentence keeps popping out of Angelenos' mouths. It's practically impossible to stick a toe into the California Pacific Ocean without making some sort of immediate involuntary exclamation regarding the water temperature.

Trash, Treasure and Timing

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Lisa Smith Molinari

Thirty years ago, those treasures meant a lot to me, but somewhere along the way I threw them all out. Their time had ended.

The Black Gold in the Freezer

Liz Neumark | Posted 08.31.2015 | New York
Liz Neumark

The subject of food waste has never been more popular, generating vigorous discussions about the amount of edible food that ends in the trash. How we create and think about our trash - like food waste - has evolved with the growth of our consumer economy.

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 o...

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...