Composting

Waste-to-energy plants, or incinerators, are classified as renewable power plants by the EPA. A controversial Baltimore plant is under construction as well. More common in Europe, they may be catching on stateside due to low recycling rates.
Jan 13, 2015   The New York Times
Research has shown that the world's largest land use, grazing, holds enormous potential when linked with composting, to dramatically reduce the carbon content of the atmosphere through sequestration while concurrently restoring degraded rangeland.
Oct 20, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
If you forget to bring a bag, pay a dime for either a paper or reusable plastic bag. Single-use plastic bags will disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies on July 1, convenience and liquor stores a year later. A composting bill was also signed.
Oct 3, 2014   Los Angeles Times
A new six-part video series from The New York Times called "Living City" is aiming to make the infrastructure handling New York City's basic needs sexy.
Sep 26, 2014   The New York Times
The Minneapolis City Council is considering steps that would increase the amount of its waste stream that gets recycled.
May 14, 2014   Minneapolis Star Tribune
Yes, one is with and the other without oxygen, and both divert waste from the landfill—but in terms of the end products, what is the advantage of anaerobic digestion? Simply put, does society face a shortage of compost or renewable energy?
Mar 14, 2014   NPR Morning Edition
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
Air travel is a notoriously wasteful mode. But one airport is taking huge leaps towards sustainability. Julie Rose reports on Charlotte Douglas International's comprehensive recycling and composting program.
Dec 20, 2012   NPR
In the midst of an important debate in Washington, DC over the future of America's transportation funding, a report issued this month by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified several challenges facing regional transportation policy.
Oct 1, 2009   Northwest Hub
The city of San Francisco approves a plan to require composting and recycling citywide by this fall, with fines kicking in within two years.
Jun 15, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
With few options besides sending food scraps to landfills, New Yorkers are composting in their homes.
Feb 23, 2009   The New York Times