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The Earth is suffering from human activities. Here are 50 photos show human's "masterpiece".  1. A turtle deformed by plastic ring. 2. A seal is tangled by abandoned fishing wire, causing its neck split. 3. A sea bird is covered by oil. The only thing it can do is waiting to die. 4. I...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Last winter, when Rick Schreiber saw the photos of two abandoned flatbed trailers heaped with thousands of pounds of low-level radioactive garbage, some spilling onto the ground, he’d had enough. A landfill director in western North Dakota’s Bakken oil field, near where the waste was left, Schreiber...
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Posted by on in Human Health
As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing updates to its air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. These updates would require certain landfills to capture additional landfill ...
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Posted by on in Recycling
A new plant in Glendale, Arizona promises to triple the amount of trash the city recycles each year when it begins operations in April. The facility, which is being built by Chicago-based company, Vieste, will be located on 6 acres of Glendale's landfill, just a few miles west of the University...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
One of the world's largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living sorting through the debris by hand, closes this weekend after 34 years in malodorous service. Long a symbol of ill-conceived urban planning and environmental negligence, Rio...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
5 gallon water coolers are often thought of as the alternative to having a water bottle at the office or your home. Rarely do we think about the fact that those water bottles end up in the landfill eventually as well. This article represent a geat alternative to all water bottles! Gathering around ...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Waltham, Mass. – Harvest Power, a developer of technology for recycling waste materials into soils, fertilizers, energy, and engineered fuels, has raised $1.3 million in venture capital, according to a new filing by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded in 2008, Harvest P...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Wisconsin, USA -- Europe burns heaps of garbage, getting lots of electricity and some heat. The United States does not. Proponents say incineration shrinks the waste and produces heat and electricity while reducing the need for landfills and the diesel-drinking trucks tasked with taking trash to o...
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