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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 07:21 AM PDT

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90 Percent by 2030

NYC Aims to Cut Waste by 90 Percent by 2030

The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030.

Monday, Apr 20, 2015 at 05:53 AM PDT

#NoFoodWasted: How to Reduce Food Waste

#NoFoodWasted: How to Reduce Food Waste

Check out some food-saving tips, and share your photos of your own ideas on Instagram.

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 11:30 AM PDT

Wasted Opportunity: Compost Collections Lag Behind Recycling

Wasted Opportunity: Compost Collections Lag Behind Recycling

When it comes to food, Americans are slow to compost and most scraps still end up in landfills. By one estimate, there are 300 composting programs in communities and at universities compared to 3,000 landfills....

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 04:03 PM PDT

At Everglades, Obama Warns of Damage From Climate Neglect

At Everglades, Obama Warns of Damage From Climate Neglect

President Barack Obama looked out on the tall grasses of the Florida Everglades Wednesday and declared that the sweeping wetlands illustrate the dangers posed by climate change. "This is a problem now," he...

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 04:39 AM PDT

From Space Food to Tiny Turbines: 3-D Printing Goes Green

From Space Food to Tiny Turbines: 3-D Printing Goes Green

As more 3-D printing companies look to bolster their environmental bona fides, some inventors are using the technology to develop green goods and services. Here's a look at four efforts to promote conservation...

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 03:13 PM PDT

New Frog Species Resembles Kermit the Frog

New Frog Species Resembles Kermit the Frog

The frog, found in Costa Rica, has translucent skin and eyes that many people say resemble those of the world's most famous frog.

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 08:59 PM PDT

Fracking Probably Caused Texas Earthquake Swarm: Study

Fracking Probably Caused Texas Earthquake Swarm: Study

With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the...

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 11:43 AM PDT

Bird Flu Redux: Scourge Wiping Out Millions of Chickens

Bird Flu Redux: Scourge Wiping Out Millions of Chickens

Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in...

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 06:30 AM PDT

Students Push for Fossil-Fuel Divestment, With Mixed Results

Students Push for Fossil-Fuel Divestment, With Mixed Results

Students and alumni at hundreds of colleges nationwide are urging their administrations to stop investing millions in endowment funds in coal, oil and gas. But after months of demonstrations, sit-ins and talk...

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 at 02:32 AM PDT

"Angry Birds" to Release Earth Day Game Level

"Angry Birds" to Release Earth Day Game Level

Game developers at Rovio Entertainment are announcing plans to create an in-game experience about climate change. They are also creating an Earth Day level in "Angry Birds" to debut Wednesday on the official...

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