Landfills

The Incredible History of San Francisco's Coast, as Seen From the Air

Blood-colored evaporation ponds, smoldering toxic-waste dumps, a rusting fleet of military ghost ships – the Bay Area has it all.

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Let Me Recycle That For You. Please.

In Buenos Aires, thousands of informal workers are ready to take on the task of improving the city's trash woes, if only the government would let them.

Mark Bergen

The Developing World's Most Innovative City for Trash Management Is ... Bangalore?

The Indian city is setting itself up as a model for how struggling cities can better handle waste disposal.

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Los Angeles Rids Its Schools of Styrofoam: This Week in Bans

Also, a British tractor thief gets his comeuppance and a Nigerian church freaks out over bombs in women's headdresses.

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Can Inactive Landfills Become Assets?

An ancient Roman landfill offers ideas about how our old dumps could be more useful than we realize.

Reuters

Should Composting Be Mandatory?

More cities are following San Francisco’s lead on collecting compostable food waste