Science has measured all of humanity's 'stuff' and it's absolutely enormous
December 7, 2016, 3:22 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
This technosphere, as it's called, is reshaping our planet in new ways.
Logging leftovers fuel Alaska Airlines' test flight
November 16, 2016, 9:15 a.m. by Matt Hickman
World's first tree-powered long-haul flies from Seattle to D.C.
China's Singles Day shopping spree leaves a trail of waste behind
November 15, 2016, 12:03 p.m. by Angela Nelson
The online shopping holiday produces billions of dollars in sales — and billions of boxes in the trash.
Swedish government wants to reward citizens who repair instead of toss
September 23, 2016, 3:58 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Sweden isn't alone in its fix-it-centric approach to dealing with busted consumer goods.
Bonnaroo's food recovery program hits all the right notes
September 22, 2016, 5:46 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Bonnaroo's food waste program gets food to those who need it most and composts the rest.
Trash-devouring 'sharks' patrol the Port of Rotterdam
September 20, 2016, 3:41 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The car-sized aquatic drones gobble up trash, not chum.
Japan hopes to turn junked electronics into Olympic gold
August 24, 2016, 3:58 p.m. by Matt Hickman
With few natural mineral resources of its own, Japan looks to its vast 'urban mines' to produce medals for the 2020 Tokyo Games.