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Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it's no longer doing any good

Published: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:08pm

Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They’re helping the environment and being good citizens.

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To build his 'big, beautiful park,' this landowner is filling a canyon with debris. Critics say he built a dump

Published: 
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 2:12pm

In the rugged hills above Chatsworth, as many as 100 trucks a day pour tons of construction debris into a steep ravine. Earthmovers level the mounds of broken concrete, rebar and bricks, gradually filling in the canyon.

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Why Food You've Salvaged Should Be a Growing Part of Your Diet

Published: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:48pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

The woman on the phone gave me directions to a house in a residential neighborhood. 

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The Economic and Environmental Costs of Wasted Food

Published: 
Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:34pm
Category: 
Waste

Chinese diners are posting pictures of empty plates online, urging friends not to order more than they can eat. South Korea is charging for garbage removal by weight in hopes of persuading families to discard less food. 

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Recycling Helps, but It’s Not All You Can Do for the Environment

Published: 
Fri, 10/19/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Waste

LIKE most households, we recycle pretty religiously. It’s easy, though, because our town in suburban New York allows us to throw pretty much everything into one bin, and it gets picked up at the curb.

Recycling has become so automatic that if we’re out and there’s no place to recycle that soda can or bottle, it feels slightly illicit to just drop it in the trash. It’s like littering. You just don’t do it.