As waste piles up, a number of companies are exploring alternatives to single-use plastics, experimenting with everything from mushroom packaging to advanced fibers to plastics-free grocery stores. But it may take serious legislative efforts to incentive adoption and slow the rise of the industry overall.
With meat packing plants closed, the end for hundreds of thousands of pigs is likely to arrive in an orgy of waste that turns the stomachs of even the most pragmatic.
The U.S. government insists it has the technology to safely ship nuclear waste by truck and train across the country despite concerns from watchdogs.
After decades of experimentation and false starts, injecting liquid manure into the ground, rather than on top of it, is gaining traction among mainstream farmers.
Change in just one activity would bring India to the national standard. This would involve moving from biomass in household fuels to clean fuels. Household fuels are the biggest contributor to outdoor air pollution in India.
As concern about waste grows, researchers and commercial partners around the world are working to turn what's now being left behind or burned into new, useful products.
Companies are experimenting with new definitions of waste and new ways of disposing of it - or avoiding the creation of it altogether.
Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
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.