A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Do big investments from an oil refiner and a trash hauler mean Enerkem is close to cracking the code?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
An excerpt from Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, a new book about a town in New Jersey devastated by industrial pollution
Our dependence on big systems--big oil, big coal--steers us away from little ones, such as biofuel made from garbage, that are transforming communities in other countries
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
Healthy foods are the ones we're most likely to trash
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
So an industrial accident has blanketed your countryside in millions of cubic feet of caustic sludge. Now what?
St. Lucie County undertakes an ambitious plan to use plasma technology for converting enough trash to power 50,000 homes
As energy prices spike, even smelly fuel sources look attractive
Twenty-five curious, mysterious, or otherwise beguiling destinations to satisfy your inner science-history geek
Tastes like chicken, runs like diesel
So much for "no waste."
To rescue the Earth, we need bold engineering ideas that go beyond simple recycling
And they cost only three cents each
From the farm to the dinner plate, here's where food gets lost.
Saddled with poisoned real estate, one city turns to GM trees to mop up the mess.
Looking for a source of rare earths? Try your stash of old cellphones