September 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
In an effort to address climate change, San Francisco has a plan to get residents and businesses to do more than just recycle and compost.
June 19, 2018, 10am PDT
Where do the street trees come from, and where does the compost go? Rikers Island was New York City's growing outpost for years. But does “greening” the jail always improve things for prisoners?
May 10, 2018, 8am PDT
Washington, D.C. approved a set of incentives for home composting at the end of March.
February 23, 2016, 11am PST
Waste management and composting take an entrepreneurial twist through Cleveland millennials' burgeoning home-grown business.
October 10, 2015, 5am PDT
No, the title does not refer to Congress, it is meant to be taken literally: It is about the District of Columbia's sewage treatment plant that produces renewable energy by treating its biosolids with a new hydrolysis technology imported from Norway.
January 13, 2015, 8am PST
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.
October 20, 2014, 8am PDT
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.
October 3, 2014, 11am PDT
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.
September 26, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
May 14, 2014, 9am PDT
The Minneapolis City Council is considering steps that would increase the amount of its waste stream that gets recycled.
March 14, 2014, 10am PDT
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?
February 6, 2013, 1pm PST
State and local governments across the United States are beginning to divert waste from landfills and promote organic composting.
The Washington Post - Health & Science
December 20, 2012, 7am PST
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.
October 1, 2009, 7am PDT
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.
June 15, 2009, 5am PDT
The city of San Francisco approves a plan to require composting and recycling citywide by this fall, with fines kicking in within two years.
February 23, 2009, 6am PST
With few options besides sending food scraps to landfills, New Yorkers are composting in their homes.