If the world needed a reminder of the sheer amount of stuff swirling around the planet, it received a spectacular one in mid-November. The European Space Agency’s 1.2-ton GOCE satellite, which had studied the earth’s gravitational field, ran out of … Continued
Deep below the streets of Mexico City, Julio Cesar Cu is hard at work swimming in dark sewer waters in a diving helmet and dry suit, surrounded by rats, feces and condoms. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to … Continued
In Waste Management Inc. parlance, it’s called a business improvement plan and it involves taking a hard look at the profitability of each trash collection customer.
The Goedzak is a transparent bag for unwanted goods that allows passersby to see inside and decide if they could make use of them. The Swap-o-Matic vending machine has already provided one way to pass on unused items to others, rather than … Continued
The operator of the landfill that dominates the northern Broward County skyline has agreed to pay $1.6 million in fines, administrative charges and improvement costs to reduce the odor of decaying trash wafting over surrounding neighborhoods.
The water, in the wetlands near Nazareth Road, will be tested for high levels of E. coli.
The Lindale Fire Department put absorbent booms into the water to stop the oil from floating into a nearby lake.
Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, attends the Reinvent the Toilet Fair competition at the foundation’s campus in Seattle on Wednesday. (Anthony Bolante/Reuters) These aren’t your typical loos. One uses microwave energy to transform human waste … Continued
VIENNA—A year after an earthquake and tsunami triggered the Fukushima disaster, a United Nations agency preparing a report on the health effects says none of the six former reactor workers who have died since the catastrophe perished due to the … Continued
Watch this video to see how the DART tool lets you track diversion and recycling rates, improve compliance, and adopt lean construction principles.
Last month, the Cradle-to-Cradle certificationprogram officially affixed its first seals of approval to products made — exclusively — with materials that can eventually be returned to the production line as “technical nutrients” or to the Earth as compostable “biological nutrients.” Architect … Continued
A well-trained water sector workforce is essential to protecting public health and the environment through effective drinking water and wastewater utility operations. However, our water industry has a critical need to develop skilled professionals. Over one-third of current water operators … Continued
For as much time as people spend on the toilet, you’d think someone would have rectified the glaring design issues with them by now. What? The Toilet 2.0 by David Hakkens did?