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Innovative Jams for the Internet Age: Crater Is the Next Band You Need to Know

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

Seattle, a city that's been situated at the epicenter of music history on more than one occasion, is yet again home to one of the most remarkable new acts in America -- but don't expect a grunge or indie rock revival.

Sweden and the Wakening of Eco-Integrity

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Robert Koehler

What if humanity actually committed itself, at the level of a national government, to learning from and working with nature? What if environmentalism didn't mean (only) marching in the streets, pumping one's fists or chaining oneself to a tree?

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking Four Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 10.01.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Why is he building a massive garbage dump in a fragile wetland on the waterfront of a residential neighborhood, right in front of public housing, next to an athletic facility used by 34,000 city kids and in the worst kind of flood zone?

Reduce New York City's High Cost of Garbage Collection

Carol Kellermann | Posted 09.30.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Municipal garbage collection in New York City is exceptionally expensive -- the public-sector cost is more than double private-sector charges and much higher than collection costs in other cities. This fall provides a great opportunity to address the problem.

The Best Singles of the 1990s That Missed the Top 50, Part 2

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If some of these are unfamiliar, take a listen -- they might just change your life for the better as they did mine twenty some years ago.

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...

Steel One Day, Irony the Next

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.10.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

If you live anywhere in the five boroughs you should ask yourself this: Why is Mayor de Blasio supporting this?

City Project Almost Kills First Victim

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.09.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

A woman was exercising on a mat on the fourth floor of an athletic facility at 91st and York Avenue when a sharp-ended 10-pound steel chisel crashed through a plate glass window and landed three inches from her right side.

Ramadan Reflection Day #9: Ramadan Garbage Wars -- Ways to Close the Junkyard

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Over a billion people are fasting this Ramadan and each one of us is arguably on average producing more waste than during the rest of the year. Iftars are held pretty much anywhere you can think of. The hosts more often than not are using paper plates, sytrofoam cups, and plastic forks in abundance to help serve the large number of guests,

Managing New York City Garbage Is Exceptionally Expensive

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The expired labor contract with sanitation workers presents an opportunity to address some of the major factors driving the exceptionally high costs of New York City's trash system.

Why Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Acting Like a Climate Change-Denying Republican?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Last week, seven people were arrested for protesting the building of a massive garbage transfer site in a flood zone in Yorkville. The garbage site is being built in the very heart of an entirely residential district opposite 1,000 units of public housing and next to an athletic field used by 34,000 city kids.

This Artist Turns Street Trash Into Quirky Monsters Just To Make You Laugh

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.16.2014 | Good News

For this artist, one man's trash is another man's canvas. Spanish street artist Francisco de Pájaro creates delightful artwork out of rubbish he ...

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...

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...

Students Are Now Competing Across Continents to Reduce the Most Emissions, and Waste, in Their Schools

Veronique Pittman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green
Veronique Pittman

What began in 2003 in one school as a campus-wide energy conservation competition to raise awareness about energy consumption is now being used as a successful tool for schools and entire districts to meet strict energy savings targets.

Environmental Justice Should Not Be an Either/Or Proposition

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Because of the power of real estate interests (in this particular case), we are now set against each other, perplexed, lashing out.

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

WATCH: Oscar The Grouch Has Nothing On This Kid

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.31.2013 | Parents

In a world where so many little kids are obsessed with all things garbage, it's nice to meet Mycal -- an adorable little boy who made friends with th...

Kill the Bloomdoggles

Matthew Chapman | Posted 02.12.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For Bloomberg bloomdoggles that sticks for any length of time, I'd like to apply for credit for the invention of a German-style compound word, "Dinglebloomdoggle," this being a bloomdoggle that's really hard to shake loose.

Bloomberg Project Wastes Millions While 22,000 New York Children Remain Homeless -- What Will de Blasio Do?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 02.11.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

An expensive human scandal surrounds us. Thirty-three less prosperous countries take better care of their children than we do. It's unreal, it's shocking.

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

Bertha Lewis, a de Blasio Supporter, Joins Tonight's Protest Against Massive Bloomberg Garbage Site

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Known as the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (or locally as "The Bloomberg Dump"), it will occupy 2 acres and be 10 stories high. Hundreds of garbage trucks a day will bring thousands of tons of garbage and then dump it into barges.

I Love Trash

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 12.04.2013 | New York
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

As I attempted to pack, to determine what had meaning, I realized that while I had been waiting for my life to start I had been building a life. Filling the space with objects provided permanence that I otherwise lacked.

Dear Bill Thompson, About That Gigantic Bloomberg Dump...

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will support you if you continue. However, if you decide to leave the race and want to reward your most stalwart and effective supporters, here's how.

Don't Kill (Children) Bill - An Open Invitation to Bill de Blasio

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.05.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Here are ten good reasons for Bill de Blasio to change his mind about ramming a massive two acre, ten story high garbage site into the heart of a residential neighborhood with over 2200 public housing residents within a quarter mile.