On this edition for Sunday, Dec. 24, President Trump takes aim at the FBI on Twitter, and how Hawaii is addressing homelessness in the state. Also, a photographer travels around the world to see how cities are dealing with garbage.
By PBS NewsHour
The world produces 3.5 million tons of garbage every day, a number that is increasing. For a recent story in the Washington Post, “Drowning in Garbage,” reporter Kadir van Lohuizen traveled to six major cities around the world to see…
By PBS NewsHour
When part of the Ghazipur landfill fell into the canal, it caused a large wave to wash over a nearby road, sweeping a car, two motorcycles and a scooter into the rushing water of the canal.
By Larisa Epatko
The Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi, India stretches across some 70 acres of land. The area has been dubbed “Trash Mountain” because it holds 10 million tons of garbage now piled higher than the city’s skyline. Workers can earn about…
By Mike Fritz
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
These scientists are making glass from what you throw in the garbage. They hope that our waste will be the cutting edge of mining.
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…
The film "Waste Land" follows artist Vik Muniz as he creates portraits of a band of self-designated pickers of recyclable materials in Brazil, using the trash that surrounds them. This excerpt is part of The Economist Film Project series of…
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