The Science of Sustainability

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#Digital Landfill

#Digital Landfill

Can an Instagram trend create a litter-free world?

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From Trash to Cash: Old Landfills Yield New Opportunities

From Trash to Cash: Old Landfills Yield New Opportunities

As resources become more expensive, America may start mining its landfills for raw materials.

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The Blue Rock of Antioch

The Blue Rock of Antioch

Introducing a distinctive young stone of the Coast Range, the blue rock of the Neroly Sandstone.

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Side Trips from Interstate 5: The Deep San Joaquin Valley

Side Trips from Interstate 5: The Deep San Joaquin Valley

The Central Valley has rocks and oil, but its geology also includes water and fossils. See them in this side trip during your next drive south.

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Methane Moves From Landfill to Fuel Tank

Methane Moves From Landfill to Fuel Tank

Trash that ends up at a landfill is the ugly stepsister of hipper, cooler compostable kitchen scraps and recyclable bottles and cans. But landfill trash has more of a future than you might think.

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Making Better Land

Making Better Land

Humans have been reclaiming land for thousands of years. Lately we have gotten better at reclamation, but nature continues to test our work.

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Boom Times for Recycling

Boom Times for Recycling

People are recycling vastly more than they used to. It’s a big shift. Recycling was once the icing. Now, it’s the cake.

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Boom Times For The Recycling Industry

Boom Times For The Recycling Industry

Here's one silver lining to a slow economy: High recycling rates. Americans are wasting far less, and recycling far more. Nowhere is the trend as strong as in California. As Amy Standen reports, this change is sending ripple effects throughout the economy.

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Reporter's Notes: Is This Recyclable?

Reporter's Notes: Is This Recyclable?

After twenty years of curbside recycling and, more recently, composting programs, Californians produce more waste than ever. Amy Standen reports, recycling can only take us so far.

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Plastic not Fantastic

Plastic not Fantastic

Humans produce 500 billion plastic bags annually. In China, they recently banned it. Australia, Bangladesh, Ireland, Italy, South Africa,Taiwan, Mumbai and India have either banned it or discouraged its use by raising taxes. And on March 27, 2007, San Francisco became the first city in the USA to ban it from large grocery stores. More […]

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