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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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China No Longer Wants Your Trash. Here’s Why That’s Potentially Disastrous.

Published: 
Wed, 01/24/2018 (All day)

On Jan. 1, China made good on its promise to close its borders to several types of imported waste. By the next day, panic had already taken hold in countries across Europe and North America as trash began piling up by the ton, with no one having a clue where to now dispose of it all.

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L.A.'s new recycling program has more than 28,000 complaints for missed trash pickup

Published: 
Sun, 01/07/2018 (All day)

L.A.’s commercial-trash customers have filed more than 28,000 reports of missed collections since July, the latest sign of a turbulent roll-out for the city’s new recycling program.

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We know L.A.'s new recycling program is a fiasco, but how'd it get so screwed up?

Published: 
Wed, 01/10/2018 (All day)

When it comes to bureaucratic bungling by school districts, utility companies and City Hall, Los Angeles has always been an Olympic contender.

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This Family Went A Whole Year Without Buying New Clothes

Published: 
Wed, 09/21/2016 (All day)

In June 2015, Emily Hedlund gave herself a challenge: She would go an entire year without buying any clothes.