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PLASTIC: The Official Bag of California?

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Politicizing the environment makes for bad government and pandering to a special interest constituency is no justification for trading the benefit and betterment of our environment for the privilege and profit of a select few.

Hiking Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When was the last time you stepped on a mountaintop? If recently, then you probably know the hiking drill. If not, it can't hurt to brush up on the do's and don'ts of hiking etiquette. No matter how short or long your trail, being smart goes the distance when it comes to the outdoors.

A "Broken Windows" Theory for Environmentalism

Paul Gallay | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Paul Gallay

Fix the broken window and people take more pride in their neighborhood, forcing the nefarious elements out. That's the idea.

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.

WATCH: The Amazing Reason You Should Start Instagramming Litter

www.upworthy.com | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green

When Jeff Kirschner was asked by his daughter why there was trash on the floor, he didn't have a good enough answer for her. Watch the video to find o...

Garbage Unfortunately Never Looked So Good

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

"Soup" is a term to describe the layer of plastic garbage suspended in the ocean. Yummy. Mandy Barker's photo series uses real debris collected fr...

Frivolous Challenge: Nation's Most Progressive Plastic Bag Ban in Peril

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

It's corporate bullying by the plastic industry to make cities and counties think twice before passing environmental laws that cut into their profits, laws that are supported by the majority of residents who prefer to live in clean communities.

Too Valuable to Toss: Why We Should Partner With Industry to Eliminate Ocean Trash

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Vikki N. Spruill

The biggest challenge we face in saving our ocean is that so many of the threats are beneath the ocean's surface, literally out of sight and out of mind.

Woman Fined For Littering Tea Bottles In Man's Yard For Years

AP | Posted 09.15.2011 | Green

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- A Kansas woman ticketed for tossing her empty tea bottles in the same yard nearly every day for two years insists there was no ma...

At A.C.T., The Family That Plays Together Doesn't Always Stay Together

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

"Home" is a loaded word. For many people it evokes memories of warmth, nostalgia, safety, and security. For others, the home in which they grew up may...

What's Wrong With 311 in Los Angeles

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Olmsted

Citizens who take the time to keep their neighborhoods clean should not have to jump through hoops. The operator should just send the information where it belongs.

Top 10 Reactions to My Trashwhispering

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Olmsted

The ten most interesting reactions I get in response to my little hobby of picking up litter while walking my dog every morning.

Heal the Bay Helps Beaches Year Round

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Terry Gardner

If everyone took a trash bag and a plastic glove with them to the beach, we could help the ocean for 15 minutes before frolicking in the surf and sand the rest of the day.

Trash Threatens To Block Three Gorges Gates In China

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Intense flooding has swept thick layers of garbage down the Yangtze River that are threatening to block the gates of the Three Gorges ...

Pick That Up!

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ryan Mack

On July 10, the Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment is taking a stand against filthy streets by organizing a community trash cleanup day on Fulton Street in New York.

How Deep Is Your Eco-Love? Environmental Values Important in Dating and Mating Survey Says

Margaret Morey-Reuner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Morey-Reuner

Environmental responsibility is gaining traction as a positive character trait and something we consider when it comes to making decisions about the kind of people we want to spend time with.

Plastic Trash Collects In Atlantic Ocean, Comparable To Great Pacific Garbage Patch

BBC News | Victoria Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists have discovered an area of the North Atlantic Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The region is said to compare with the well-document...

Every Little Bit Hurts -- Figuring Out Trashy Behavior

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Olmsted

Some of the worst offenders were the middle-aged men who smoked mountains of Capri cigarettes; if I had $5 for every one I eventually picked up, I would now be living in a villa inCapri.

Birth of a Trash Whisperer

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Olmsted

Within a week I was hooked on collecting trash. I'd found an addiction with a very gentle high but no hangover.

Disorder on the Border: Trashing the Law in the Name of Immigration Deterrence

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The strategy of deterrence that drives both border enforcement and crackdowns on humanitarians is fundamentally flawed.

Our Trash, Our Treasure: Make Every Monday Matter

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathleen Falsani

The ideas in the book, Every Monday Matters, are simple -- small acts that collectively add up to an enormous impact for the greater good.