High cadmium levels in fly ash at 2 waste plants

New Delhi: High cadmium levels have been found in the fly ash at two out of the three waste-to-energy plants in the capital.
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Timberland's products will be fully circular by 2030

It’s part of the company’s plan to not just minimize its environmental harm, but to have a net positive environmental impact.

When fashion is fungal

Textiles have a big carbon footprint and then clog landfills when discarded. Could biodegradable clothes be a solution?

EPA: Isaias flooding did not spread toxins from Eastwick landfill

Preliminary results of water samples collected by the EPA from flood waters during and after the storm found “little to no contaminants.”

Toxic legacy comes to light with claims that Union Carbide failed to report landfill

As details emerge about a toxic site, WV's Davis Creek joins communities around the Ohio Valley dealing with a legacy of waste from chemical manufacturing.

These new Levi's are made in part from recycled jeans

The products use a new material called Circulose, that’s made from reconstituted cotton from old jeans combined with wood pulp.

The recycling dilemma: Good plastic, bad plastic?

The best plastic is the kind that is never generated in the first place, the second best is recycled.


Jakarta’s trash mountain: 'When people are desperate for jobs, they come here'

The scavengers who make a living picking plastic, metal and even bones from a huge landfill face additional misery as the global economic slowdown closes the recycling centers they count on.

It’s Not That Simple: The Housatonic River cleanup, Part 2

For decades GE legally dumped polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) into the river.


New Russian governors oppose controversial Shiyes landfill in their backyard

Opposition to the landfill as a destination for Moscow’s trash grew into a mass movement nationwide over the past two years.

Coca-Cola and Pepsi face lawsuit over disposable plastic

A landmark suit filed in California is putting some of the biggest producers of plastic on trial.

More than 1,200 British coastal landfill sites are at risk from erosion

More than 1,200 British coastal landfill sites are at risk from erosion - with some already spilling waste onto beaches and into the sea.


What lies beneath: The nature park covering up a dirty secret

Once one of western Europe's biggest landfill sites, Thurrock Thameside Nature Park is now a thriving haven for wildlife.

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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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