Eco-friendly Practices

Ag Dep't delays animal welfare standards for organic meats

May 9, 2017

The Trump administration is delaying for six months a rule that would require organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards

Norway supermarket chain pioneers battery recycling machines

May 9, 2017

Norway's second-largest supermarket chain says it has launched reverse vending machines that give customers discount coupons for new batteries when they deposit old ones for recycling

Trash collection reduced in Puerto Rico city amid crisis

Apr 11, 2017

Garbage could soon pile up at one of Puerto Rico's largest cities because it has not paid a trash collecting bill amid a deep economic crisis

EU probes German power reserve plan amid state aid concerns

Apr 7, 2017

The EU's anti-trust watchdog has launched an investigation into whether German plans to set up an emergency reserve power system comply with state aid rules

The Latest: Oregonians cash in on increased bottle refunds

Apr 2, 2017

Some of the most thrifty, eco-conscious Oregon residents, each hauling hundreds of used water bottles and soda cans, flocked to bottle-recycling centers and grocery stores Saturday - the first day the per-bottle refund rate doubled to 10 cents

Oregon set to double recycling rate to 10 cents a can

Apr 1, 2017

Oregon was the first state in the nation to give 5-cent refunds for recycling used water bottles and soda cans more than 45 years ago

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

Mar 23, 2017

As Virginia and its public utilities cope with coal ash lying along state waterways, tons more of the industrial byproduct is being shipped into the state

Teen pleads guilty to arson in plant fire that killed friend

Mar 17, 2017

A 14-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to starting a fire that ripped through a western New York tire recycling plant last summer, killing a teenage friend who was with him and forcing evacuations of nearby homes

Cash for trash: Egyptians in Cairo can sell their garbage

Mar 15, 2017

Egyptians stand in line outside two waste management stations in the capital Cairo to sell their solid waste, a baby step in an ambitious project to ease the gigantic waste management problems afflicting this city of some 18 million

Yoga pants, cozy clothes may be key source of sea pollution

Mar 15, 2017

Researchers say cozy clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in oceans and possibly contaminating seafood

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