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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.