Continent-spanning storms triggered blackouts in Oklahoma and Mississippi, halted one third of U.S. oil production and disrupted vaccinations in 20 states.
The police responded to a Fred Meyer grocery store in Portland that had tossed its refrigerated food after a winter storm knocked out power throughout the city, infuriating residents.
Developers have promised affordable housing along Brooklyn’s toxic canal. But the rezoning could end up favoring luxury apartments.
Reporters and editors share the advice that changed their home cooking.
As programs shutter and plastic use rises in the pandemic, a New York bill to get manufacturers to pick up the recycling tab could offer a solution.
His quest? To remove garbage from the branches of trees throughout our fair city.
Environmental issues may seem too big to tackle, but some smaller foundations have figured out ways to have an impact.
Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.
Hundreds of trees will be planted in a grove at the new Skyway Park — one for every resident of Jersey City who has died of the virus.
Struggling energy companies are increasing the production of renewable diesel, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Catherine Coleman Flowers’s memoir chronicles her advocacy for improved sanitation systems in rural America and her own education as an activist.
For environmental advocates, it includes small measures like reusing ingredients, and broader efforts like rethinking our relationship to the holiday.
A Maori community center in New Zealand is distributing bags of donated fish heads to families in need. But it’s more than just charity; it’s a model for reducing food waste.
New research shows that the quantity of fragments embedded in the sea floor far exceeds the plastic floating on the ocean’s surface.
A new cocktail of enzymes that degrades plastic faster is a step to fully recycling soda bottles and other waste, British and American researchers said this week.
After campers left trash in a national park, park employees tracked them down, mailed the garbage back and reported them to the authorities.
Faced with plunging profits and a climate crisis that threatens fossil fuels, the industry is demanding a trade deal that weakens Kenya’s rules on plastics and on imports of American trash.
The radical fix for a noxious landfill in Staten Island: Bury the trash, plant some grass and do nothing for 20 years.
African-Americans are 75 percent more likely than others to live near facilities that produce hazardous waste. Can a grass-roots environmental-justice movement make a difference?
They’re on beaches, in parking lots and on sidewalks. You probably won’t catch the coronavirus from a discarded mask, but the litter poses a risk to the environment.
A determined handful of men in New Orleans carry on the cause Dr. King died defending in Memphis.
Melati and Isabel Wijsen began campaigning to reduce plastic waste in Bali seven years ago. Now 19 and 17, they say the pandemic shows that stark measures to protect the planet are possible.
A new study found plentiful evidence of these tiny particles in dust in the nation’s most remote places.
My father and I worked for years at a factory that became a Superfund hazardous-waste site. We’re still feeling the repercussions.
New Yorkers seem to be drinking more at home. But they’re also being productive, decluttering and gardening during the pandemic.
“They’re simply turning on each other” after being deprived of food and waste generated by restaurants that have closed during the pandemic, an expert said.
There’s a lot you can do with the food scraps you usually throw away.
In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.
Ikebana’s most irreverent practitioner, the 80-year-old Kosen Ohtsubo, finds beauty in the banal.
The scavengers who make a living picking plastic, metal and even bones from a huge landfill face additional misery as the global economic slowdown closes the recycling centers they count on.
Three organizers from the first event in 1970 remind us that we still have a lot of work to do.
Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as it ever was.
My relationship with trash changed for the better from the first banana peel I kept out of it.
Hundreds of boaters stuck in the Caribbean have converged on the U.S. Virgin Islands, but there are fears that their safe haven comes at a cost for residents.