recycling

  • March 4, 2013  

    San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports that the city has already reduced a huge amount of garbage from ending up in landfills. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2013  

    San Francisco is trying to become the first city with zero waste. By requiring residents and businesses to separate compostable items such as food scraps, as well as recyclable items, NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports that the city has already reduced a huge amount of garbage from ending up in landfills. Continue reading

  • August 12, 2009   BY Arts Desk 

    When the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art recently deaccessioned a trove of costumes from its collection, a textile artist stumbled upon an auction catalog. His new project was born when he scooped up more than 50 deaccessioned costumes.
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  • January 31, 2009   BY busadmin 

    Paul Solman revisits the port of Long Beach, Calif., just a year after first reporting there, and finds fields of unsold Mercedes and tracts of Toyotas. Read the transcript here.

  • March 24, 2008  

    In water-strapped southern California local authorities are exploring new approaches to water usage, launching new programs that send highly treated wastewater back into the groundwater supply to serve as drinking water. Continue reading

  • February 19, 2007  

    Electronic waste, composed of heated and discarded metals from computer parts, is accumulating quickly as India’s computer recycling industry rapidly expands. NewsHour reports on government regulation of computer recycling and the health threat posed by improper recycling of computer parts. Continue reading