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46 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

Published: 
Tue, 03/14/2017 (All day)

A mountain of trash gave way in a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, killing at least 46 people and leaving several dozen missing, residents said, as officials vowed to relocate those who called the landfill home.

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Tapping landfills to generate power seemed smart. So why is the industry threatened?

Published: 
Tue, 10/25/2016 (All day)

Tapping methane produced from decaying garbage in landfills to generate electricity was among California’s earliest experiments in renewable energy.

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Turning Trash Into Gas May Finally Be a Thing

Published: 
Sat, 07/23/2016 (All day)

At WasteExpo 2016, the annual conference of the National Waste & Recycling Association, some 600 exhibits fill three cavernous floors of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Gleaming garbage trucks are on display, along with scrap metal shredders, conveyor belt systems, and pumps for spritzing deodorizer onto fetid landfills. Video screens show trash being sorted or baled, compacted or pulverized, by machines that resemble oversize Tonka toys.

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Proposed Law Would Cut Back on Food Waste From Farm to Fridge

Published: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 (All day)

It has been nearly four years since the Natural Resources Defense Council published its landmark study on food waste in the United States. The exhaustive look at all the perfectly edible food that ends up in landfills—trashed on the farm or in the grocery store or left to rot in your fridge—found that 40 percent of what the country produces goes to waste.

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Fuel From Landfill Methane Goes on Sale

Published: 
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 8:33am
Category: 
Energy

Farmers, waste management companies and the energy industries have long experimented with converting methane, a byproduct of decomposing organic matter, into transportation fuel.