China bans single-use plastics

Jan 20, 2020 by

Over the next five years, it plans to eliminate shopping bags, straws, takeout food containers, and more.

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How Lebanese environmentalists...

Jan 6, 2020 by

Five Gen-Zers crouched around a small pile of trash in the center of Martyr’s Square in downtown Beirut in the early November sun.

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The Great Recycling Con

Dec 9, 2019 by

The greatest trick companies ever played was making us think we could recycle their products.

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Vancouver says no more foam fo...

Dec 3, 2019 by

A ban will take place in the new year, followed by crackdowns on straws and grocery bags.

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Indonesia’s food supply ...

Nov 15, 2019 by

An eye-opening report reveals how low-grade plastics are burned as fuel, poisoning the surrounding soil and air.

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Americans continue to battle f...

Sep 30, 2019 by

A small survey by Bosch shows that U.S. homeowners feel guilty about wasting food, but need to change their habits.

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Mismanaged waste ‘kills ...

May 13, 2019 by

Report says plastics adding to death tolls in the developing world from easily prevented diseases

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The ‘Attenborough Effect...

Apr 15, 2019 by

It’s proof that documentaries are powerful tools for change.

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China’s Recycling Policy Is Ma...

Apr 2, 2019 by

“Just because it’s made of plastic doesn’t mean it can be recycled.”

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Could this warehouse of cockro...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Somewhere in China, a billion cockroaches scuttle through a moat-surrounded factory.

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Even groundwater is contaminat...

Feb 1, 2019 by

This could mean we’re drinking our plastic waste.

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Major brands commit to selling...

Jan 29, 2019 by

If the Loop pilot project succeeds, store shelves could soon look a lot different than they do now.

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Europeans want to repair, not ...

Jan 9, 2019 by

The Right to Repair movement is rapidly growing – and it can’t come soon enough.

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This Cross-Border Town Has Fac...

Dec 10, 2018 by

“Don’t you know you’re surfing the most polluted beach in America?”

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Overwhelmed by climate change?...

Oct 12, 2018 by

From campaigning to installing insulation and solar panels, some practical steps you can take to help avoid climate breakdown.

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Defunding Priorities

Dec 27, 2017 by

[Translate] Waste Remember that $436 hammer? While the Pentagon just squashed a report identifying $125 billion in bloat, the rumored...

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Copenhagen’s newest arch...

Nov 21, 2017 by

[Translate] ONE MAN’S TRASH By LinYee Yuan  QUARTZ.QZ.COM November 18, 2017 The most highly anticipated 2018 opening in...

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Another Reason to Ditch Plasti...

Aug 17, 2017 by

[Translate] Animals Lorraine Chow   ECOWATCH.COM Anchovies are eating plastic because it smells like prey, study finds. Photo credit:...

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Soon We’ll Be Able to Swim in ...

Aug 16, 2017 by

[Translate] Dana Davidsen   THEDIRT.ASLA.ORG Chicago River / Pinterest Take a dip in the Chicago River? Those familiar with its...

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Every coal waste dump site is ...

Jul 21, 2017 by

[Translate] The site of the Kingston Fossil Plant coal ash spill three years after the disaster.    Appalachian Voices climate desk...

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN THE ...

Mar 8, 2017 by

[Translate] J.R. Taylor    THE DIRT.ASLA.ORG Chicago’s Martin Luther King Drive transformed by driverless cars / The Driverless City...

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OVERPOPULATION: WHERE DO WE PU...

Dec 4, 2016 by

[Translate] Earth & Energy FUTURISM Getty Images In Brief The dangers and ills of overpopulation can be circumvented through...

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US MILITARY PLANS TO DUMP 20,0...

Nov 15, 2016 by

[Translate]   By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report US Navy forces engage in maneuver training in the Philippine Sea, November 28, 2013....

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SAN FRANCISCO WILL BAN ALL POL...

Jul 3, 2016 by

[Translate] FUTURISM Chris Caravello/Flickr In Brief San Francisco will be the first major US city to ban the sale of polystyrene or...

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Can Entrepreneurship Save the ...

May 21, 2016 by

[Translate] Environment Watch a clip of the new documentary ‘Time to Choose’ from Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles...

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SIGNS OF THE ‘HUMAN AGE&...

Apr 18, 2016 by

[Translate]   By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR  NYTDOT   Welcome to the “Anthropocene” — a new epoch in our planet’s 4.5 billion year history....

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One-Third of All Food Produced...

Apr 9, 2016 by

[Translate] Food The majority of food waste ends up in landfills where it releases methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times stronger than...

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NOT A FISH TALE: HUMANS ARE IN...

Mar 21, 2016 by

[Translate]    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report (Photo: Plastic Bag via Shutterstock; Edited: LW / TO) Humans generate more than 300...

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TO CUT OCEAN TRASH, ADRIAN GRE...

Mar 17, 2016 by

[Translate]  NYTDOT Andrew C. Revkin   Photo Two scenes from a virtual-reality “ride” that takes viewers into the realm of whales,...

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THE NEW GENERATION OF BUENOS A...

Feb 29, 2016 by

[Translate] THE GUARDIAN The cartoneros of Buenos Aires are finally cashing in on the city’s newfound love of recycling. But the...

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