Landfills

A pair of articles in The New York Times look at two different kinds of waste generated from North Dakota's booming oil industry: natural gas from oil wells is burned due to the absence of pipelines, and the disposal of waste in landfills.
Oct 24, 2013   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
State and local governments across the United States are beginning to divert waste from landfills and promote organic composting.
Feb 6, 2013   The Washington Post - Health & Science
As city officials introduce plans to overhaul waste disposal in the capital of Mexico, a deeply rooted constituency fights back.
Feb 22, 2012   New York Times
The master-planned community of Suncoast Meadows in Land O' Lakes, Florida was built partially on a former landfill site. Home buyers were never told, and are now unsure of the value of their homes.
Nov 15, 2011   Tampa Tribune
Legislation working its way through the Honolulu City Council could require construction companies doing work in the Hawaiian city to recycle or reuse as much as 60% of construction materials.
Aug 31, 2010   Pacific Business News
The New York Times examines a handful of places in the US embracing zero-waste policies, how they're doing it, and what challenges lie ahead.
Oct 22, 2009   The New York Times
Landfills produce a lot of methane gas, one of the main greenhouse gases contributing to global warming. In an effort to both reduce that impact and responsibly reuse the gas, some municipalities are converting it into energy.
Sep 13, 2009   Governing
This piece from <em>The Economist</em> looks at human-caused waste, how different economies generate it differently, and how they deal with it.
Mar 12, 2009   The Economist
With few options besides sending food scraps to landfills, New Yorkers are composting in their homes.
Feb 23, 2009   The New York Times
Elected officials in the Atlanta area decide to relocate a historic cemetery to make room for a landfill. NAACP officials believe the relocation fits a pattern of racial discrimination.
Dec 5, 2008   Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Corrupt and inconsistent mob-controlled garbage collection in Naples, Italy, has left the city swimming in uncollected trash and with little hope of a resolution.
Sep 5, 2008   The Los Angeles Times