Just in time for America's "annual season of excess", Lee Epstein looks at the well hidden consequences of our insatiable appetites.
Nov 28, 2013 NRDC Switchboard
Because city residents generate four times as much trash as rural residents, the rapid growth of the world's cities is leading to the rapid growth of the world's garbage. A new study examines future trash troubles and potential solutions.
Nov 8, 2013 Fast Company Co.Exist
China's rapid rebuilding effort has produced mountains of debris as old cities are replaced with gleaming new metropolises. Illegal dumping is coming under fire as it gets more and more difficult to conceal the evidence.
Oct 25, 2013 The New York Times
Astrophysicist Adam Frank takes a bird's eye view of the beautiful and perilous ways in which cities - "the defining element of human civilization" - exhibit the laws of thermodynamics.
Aug 22, 2012 NPR
Jessica Garrison reports on how the City of Los Angeles spent $600k designing and building a park that no one ever got to use when it was claimed as a site for a public school.
Dec 12, 2011 The Los Angeles Times
Pilgrimages to holy sites around the world have caused large amounts of waste and pollution because of the large amount of people gathering together for one event and consumeristic habits, writes George Webster for CNN
Nov 10, 2011 CNN
In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. But it shares one problem will all skyscrapers in Dubai - there is no central sewage infrastructure to accommodate the waste they produce.
Nov 8, 2011 Boing Boing
This episode of public radio program <em>99% Invisible</em> looks at oil, and how the way people move from work to home has been seemingly designed to waste fuel.
Dec 1, 2010 99% Invisible
With a collective population of more than 10 million, Kenya's slums face major sanitation issues. A new project offers a sustainable solution.
Nov 30, 2010 Gizmag
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