The age-old strategy is “see a rat, kill a rat.” The new plan is to end an infestation before it ever begins.
At Freshkills Park, where the city dumped 150 million tons of its garbage, human desires and nature’s needs are feeling their way to a new harmony.
New York’s new five-cent fee is exactly what low-income communities need to lighten the waste burdens they live with daily.
Scientists are using, well, pee and poop to get a more accurate picture of drug use in your city.
The German city is believed to be the first in the world to ban the pods on environmental grounds.
It will help modernize old or inadequate city sewage systems that harm public health—especially in developing countries.
An important step toward visibility for some of Brazil’s most important—but unappreciated—workers.
Urban sewers are rich repositories of information on human health and behavior, MIT researchers believe.
Another skirmish in the war against those gross, black splotches.
A Danish program makes bottle collecting easier—and less dangerous—for the city’s marginalized residents.
To kick off 2015, Vancouver has resolved to eliminate food products from its waste stream entirely.
The city is forging ahead with an unprecedented single-bin combined waste collection and recycling plan. But it may want to reconsider ditching tried-and-true methods.
Bend over, touch your toes, miss fewer days of work.
Simplifying both the message and the process has worked wonders for San Francisco.
It's Not Just Overflow—Everyday Leaks From Sewer Systems Lead to Alarming Amounts of Sewage in Our Waterways
And you probably can't even smell it.
The Indian city is setting itself up as a model for how struggling cities can better handle waste disposal.
How a variety of policies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of shopping bags are working