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Sally Brown | Posted 10.01.2016 | Science
Sally Brown

For the first time in my life I live in a place with an in sink garbage disposal. I can take my food scraps, run the water and have them magically...

Can a Bankrupt Company Protect Appalachian Drinking Water?

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 03.10.2017 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The people of Appalachia are entitled to know what is being transported on their rivers; and the companies doing so need to ensure that the process is both safe and that needed preparations are made in advance for correcting inevitable spills and accidents.

Is New Nuclear Energy Just Mission Impossible?

Terry Tamminen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Many proponents of nuclear power are the same "let the market work" advocates in economics and politics today. If the market were allowed to function in this case, would any new nuclear power plants be built in America -- or existing ones re-licensed -- if Price-Anderson were repealed?

Why Oracle's CEO Should Be Fired and Its Board Sued by Shareholders

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Compensation of CEOs is generally deemed outrageous. But what is now at stake, is that, while the amounts themselves are outrageous, their correlation to performance is questionable, too.

Proper Waste Disposal (PHOTOS): How To Recycle Those Trickier Items

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While recycling statistics show the U.S. making little strides every year, there are certain items that still fall in the "what the hell am I supposed...

Peepoo: Disposable Toilet That Could Help Grow Crops | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Swedish entrepreneur is trying to market and sell a biodegradable plastic bag that acts as a single-use toilet for urban slums in the developing wor...

Don't Waste Food: Eat Your Trash AND Improve Your Cooking

Planet Green | Aliya Rinaldi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Help our economy, our ecosystem, and your wallet by being creative when it comes to throwing out your food. Here are some tips and tricks to make your...

Following Trash on Its Journey Through the Waste Disposal System | MIREYA NAVARRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Collecting, transporting, storing and getting rid of garbage is a costly and often daunting task for cities. Lynn Brown, a spokeswoman for Waste Manag...

Chicago Has Seven Years Worth Of Landfill Space Available

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State environmental officials say overall disposal capacity in Illinois is sufficient for the next 18 years. That's despite a 3.5 decline in space. ...

The Toxic Crime of the Century

Jackie Fuchs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Fuchs

For months now, Campania has been suffocating under heaps of uncollected garbage shipped from economically sound northern Italian regions to the much poorer south.

Trash: There's No Such Thing

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Isabel Cowles

I am a flat-footed, fleece wearing computer user. While I do what I can to reduce waste, the nature of my physical and economical needs is such that I...

Consumer Trend: eBay Is Greener Than You Think

Planet Green | Tania Asnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

eBay is essentially the world's biggest yard sale. Anyone with access to the internet can purchase or sell goods with a few clicks of the mouse. It's ...