As cities grow, aging sewer systems are having trouble keeping up with increasing amounts of waste. Often, the result is sewer system overflows that end up directly in waterways.
Nov 24, 2009 The New York Times
In Corpus Christi, Texas, officials have entered a public-private partnership to give people more reasons to recycle.
Aug 13, 2009 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The state of California is looking to reduce its per-capita water usage 20% by 2020, a plan that's moving forward in the state legislature. The plan could mean drastic changes for many cities in the arid parts of the state.
Jul 31, 2009 Miller-McCune
Old buildings could be to blame for much of a city's energy waste. That's the case in New York, where officials are putting together a plan to retrofit older buildings to be less wasteful.
May 14, 2009 Grist
Tijuana is literally built with the development waste of nearby San Diego, California. This video by Laura Hanna shows how.
Jan 31, 2009 The Nation
New statistics show that the province of Manitoba throws out more, recycles less and conserves less water than any other province in Canada.
Jan 28, 2009 The Globe and Mail
<p>In Kamikatsu, Japan, waste is not a problem -- mainly because new policies practically forbid it. But citizens have adapted to their new zero-waste lifestyle.</p>
Jul 15, 2008 BBC