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Budget for MOX Program Cut by 75 Percent

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The beleaguered Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) program at the Savannah River Site was targeted for possible cancellation last fall, but ongoing discussions resulted in a recent lifeline offered by a top Department of Energy official, which appears to have been accepted by the White House.

Should SIGAR Have Suspension and Debarment Power?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

As we pointed out last year, the appointment of John F. Sopkoto head the watchdog agency seems to have infused SIGAR with renewed vigor, as evidenced by an increase in inspections and audits. But SIGAR wants to do more.

The Inauguration and the Green Nickel Behind Grandma's Stove

Charlie Carillo | Posted 03.23.2013 | New York
Charlie Carillo

With the country drowning in debt, why go through such a costly and excessive ceremony for a guy who already has the job? If that sounds negative and anti-American to you, well, you're wrong. It isn't. It's anti-waste.

Big Ag Profits From Food Waste

Andrew Gunther | Posted 03.13.2013 | Home
Andrew Gunther

We not only need to reduce the amount of food we currently waste, but we also need to dramatically improve our high-calorie, high-processed, high-waste Western diet -- a diet which is literally killing us and destroying our planet.

Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

Beverly Bell | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Beverly Bell

Practicing zero waste means moving toward a world in which all materials are used to their utmost potential, in a system that simultaneously prioritizes the needs of workers, communities, and the environment. It is ambitious, but it is not impossible.

Designing a Sustainable Future

Adam Steel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Adam Steel

Here is a short film our trip to the cinematic city of Chicago and the continuous efforts of ANEW and their sponsors to create a more sustainable world.

Why Junk Your Brand?

Mike Casey | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Mike Casey

For a country in recession, it's dumb not to be cutting waste and promoting efficiency. Why make it hard for people not to waste stuff? And, why not start with the obviously dumb stuff, like junk mail being an opt-in proposition?

Waste More, Want More: Americans Still Throw Away Good Food

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Andrew Lam

Not long ago, frugality was a virtue. Now, two-third of our economy is based on consumption.

Kathryn Findlay on her Favourite Impermanent Structures in London (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Kathryn Findlay is the Principal Director of Ushida Findlay Architects. Gaining prominence in the nineties, the practice is known for its use of exper...

Taking on Our Fair Share of the City's Waste Burden

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Our trash does not magically disappear overnight -- it has to go somewhere. Residents for Sane Trash Solutions should join the rest of us in taking on their fair share of the city's waste burden.

Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms at Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin: The Poetry of Everyday Objects (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin is the 18th and final exhibition in the museum's commission program. For this show, Me...

Happy Birthday, Walmart. Thanks for All the Greenwashing

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

No amount of recycling can make up for all the waste and environmental destruction Walmart creates through its business model.

Lynne Peeples

NYC's 'Dumping Ground': Brooklyn Community Says Overburdened With Garbage, Diesel Fumes

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.28.2012 | Green

A swarm of parents and kids filled the sidewalk outside North Brooklyn's PS 132 on a steamy June afternoon. Just feet away, a steady stream of large t...

Congress Is Still Wasting Money

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Anyone who wonders how we got into our current fiscal mess need look no further than the latest farm bill.

Furniture to Philanthropy: Short Documentary Addressing Sustainability

Adam Steel | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Adam Steel

ANEW was founded by Rose Tourje seven years ago after she realized how much waste and lack of awareness about it there was in the architecture, building, design industries.

WATCH: Troubling Working Conditions in LA’s Waste and Recycling Plants

Posted 06.15.2012 | Latino Voices

Los Angeles is the second largest waste market in the United States, and it has a problem. In a short film by Cuéntame, an online collective of s...

Why Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Cares About Your Sewage

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Eddie Fernandez

Ostara has managed to successfully turn a burdened waste into a resource that is both sustainable and profitable -- an ideal type of innovation that this world could use some more of.

Works not Waste -- Visions for a Green Economy

Bharati Chaturvedi | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Bharati Chaturvedi

These years later, one group of the poor-wastepickers-have organized as the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers. These wastepickers are demanding a place of honor within the green economy -- a key theme is this year's Rio+20 meet.

All That Glitters Ends Up on the Curb: Lessons From Zero Waste Families

Janice Harper | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

I once lived in a rainforest in Madagascar. When I asked where to dump the garbage, my new neighbors looked at each other with those faces that say, "Is she for real? What's a garbage?"

How To Stay Mercury-Free

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

December 5 marks the beginning of the Sierra Club's Mercury Awareness Week. In anticipation of that, here are four ways to help you keep the toxic stuff out of your life.

Taxpayers Left in the Dark When It Comes to Nuclear Weapons Spending

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

So, how much does the U.S. spend on nuclear weapons? The only way to know for sure is for the administration to be more transparent about its nuclear spending, and to make a complete, detailed budget available to the public.

Meatless Monday: Give Back, Don't Throw Out

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

America may be the land of plenty but we don't have enough to squander. And yet, we're brilliant at it.

10 Tips For Reducing Food Waste During The Holiday Season

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

The holiday season is a time for gifts, decorations, and lots and lots of food. As a result, it's also a time of spectacular amounts of waste.

Don't Throw That in the Trash!

Sloan Barnett | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Sloan Barnett

We know the mantra well: "Reduce, reuse, recycle." But recycling certain household items may be trickier than you think.

Disruptive Schooling

Nancy Pine | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Nancy Pine

We envy the academic achievement level in China. There are many reasons for their achievement. But one is that instructional time is respected. The teachers teach -- uninterrupted. Not a second is lost.