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The Trans-Jordan Landfill in South Jordan, Utah.

Photos: Audi Sponsors Landfill Gas Capture in Utah

Geoff Livingston visited the Trans-Jordan landfill in Utah as part of a documentary team. The Photographer and blogger was tasked with producing digital…
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4 Reasons a National Methane Policy is Good for Business

After months of anticipation, the Obama administration last month released its new methane emissions strategy. Here are four reasons the new methane emissions…
The red spot in the Southwest is the single largest concentration of methane emissions in the US.

Vast Methane Cloud Confirmed Over the American Southwest

At 2,500 square miles, it is the largest concentrated area of methane emissions in the United States.
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2012 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Winner: Molly Morse Recycles Greenhouse Gas into Plastic

Plastics are a thorn in the side of environmentalists: The ubiquitous material is made from nonrenewable resources like oil, may leach chemicals over…
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Report: Fugitive Emissions Cancel Out Net Climate Benefit of Natural Gas

A new report by Stanford University finds that America's natural gas system is much more leaky than previously estimated, and maybe up to…
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Plastic-Dissolving Spray Could Shrink Landfills

PlasTek, a plastic-dissolving spray, was the brain child of some BYU students, and now it is poised to reduce landfill volume, degrade plastics…
InSinkErator is promoting the environmental benefits of garbage disposal units and asking municipal wastewater treatment facilities to get involved.

What do Garbage Disposals have to do with Sustainability?

As more wastewater treatment facilities convert food waste to biogas, garbage disposals could have a big part to play in creating renewable energy.
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Cargill Cattle Plant Closes: Global Warming Casualty?

When Cargill announced the closing of its Plainview, Texas, cattle operation, they cited a record low cattle supply as the result of the…
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NRDC Condemns Fracking and Natural Gas “Waste”

The oil companies are wasting natural gas as they excavate oil. The World Bank estimates that in North Dakota alone, natural gas flares…
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Three Waste-to-Energy Solutions

Americans have a giant waste problem, generating more than 200 million tons of waste per year. Here are some ways to turn waste…
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Biomass Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass energy has been around since long before anyone spoke of renewables or alternative energy sources. There was a time when wood was…
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Is There a Better Way to Stop Global Warming?

Most efforts to slow the impact of global warming have focused on reducing carbon emissions, because it is the largest component and, according…
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How Landfills Can Provide Electricity

Landfills can be used to provide electricity or heat, which will prevent 60 to 90 percent of the methane released by waste from…
Bordo Poniente before closure, courtesy Mexico City's federal government web site.

Mexico City’s Largest Landfill Closes, Creating Jobs & Energy

Mexico City shut down its Bordo Poniente landfill, the capital's largest garbage collection site that over time became a 927 acre heap of…
Do you smell gas?  The KivuWatt Methane extraction platform off the shore of Gisenyi, Rwanda in Lake Kivu

KivuWatt: Powering Rwanda and Averting Disaster

This post is part of a series on exploring Rwanda as part of the International Reporting Project’s Gatekeeper Editor trip. Follow along on our page…