Banquets in China may look glamorous, but they generate hundreds of thousands of tons of food waste every year. Taking on the losses, Chinese recycling companies have now come up with new ways of using food waste, while protecting the environment.
Deutsche Welle (Apr. 22, 2013) From household waste to old electronic parts - India's refuse problem has reached alarming proportions. The rag pickers of Delhi sift through rubbish dumps with their bare hands in the search for ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (June 23, 2013) Leftovers from the fish industry might become a valuable raw material in the future. A German company has developed a system for recycling shrimp shells and other fish waste to create oils for the ... watch video
Reuters (May 25, 2012) Researchers are trying to convert human fecal waste into butanol to power cars of the future. Butanol is a high-energy fuel similar to gasoline. Using genetically engineered fungus, a scientist at ... watch video
AP (Feb. 28, 2014) Initial tests from New Mexico show 13 workers at a nuclear waste facility were exposed to radiation at a leak. The 13 work at a facility that houses waste from nuclear bomb building. (Feb. 28)
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AP (Mar. 11, 2013) The promise of getting natural gas from shale rock has spawned an energy revolution of sorts in places like Tioga County, Pa. Drilling rigs are now a part of the landscape, bringing new wealth and ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 22, 2014) The Rockefellers — heirs to an oil fortune that made the family name a symbol of American wealth — are switching from fossil fuels to clean energy.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Aug. 12, 2014) A leading conservationist warns that the illegal trade in tiger parts for medicinal purposes is increasing, despite improved efforts to save the world's largest cat. Alan Rabinowitz, who runs the ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Oct. 29, 2012) The cruise ship industry comes in for heavy criticism for its poor environmental record. Environmental groups accuse the sector of polluting the seas, with luxury liners disposing of their waste in ... watch video
Oct. 26, 2016 Scientists agree for first time that climate change may be intensifying the effects of the jet stream, causing extreme cold weather in the UK and US. Their study could improve long-term forecasting ... read more
Oct. 25, 2016 Because plants cannot relocate when resources become scarce, they need to efficiently regulate their growth by responding to environmental cues. Drought is the most important cause of reduced plant ... read more
Aug. 11, 2015 The UK produces the highest amount of avoidable food waste in Europe -- equivalent to a tin of beans per person per day, new research demonstrates. The study found that the bulk of the avoidable food ... read more
July 23, 2014 As local and national governments struggle to deal with ever-growing piles of electronic waste, scientists are now refining the picture of just how much there is and where it really ends up. Their ... read more
Sep. 4, 2013 A comprehensive new review of food waste in the People's Republic of China has concluded that about 19 of every 100 pounds of grain produced in the country go to waste, with related losses of ... read more