Our Economy In A Nutshell

Our Economy In A Nutshell Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The economy has reached an inflection point where everything that is unsustainable finally starts...

NJ sues Ford over mining that contaminated tribal land

RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials sued Ford Motor Company on Thursday, alleging that the automaker contaminated the ancestral homeland of a Native American tribe by dumping paint sludge...

North Dakota landfill OK'd for radioactive oilfield waste

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators approved a permit for a landfill near Williston that aims to become the state's first to accept radioactive oilfield waste.Secure Energy Services, a...

Millions of Electric Cars Are Coming. What Happens to All the Dead Batteries?

The battery pack of a Tesla Model S is a feat of intricate engineering. Thousands of cylindrical cells with components sourced from around the world transform lithium and electrons into enough...

The U.S. Barely Recycled Last Year

The U.S. recycling system is broken and complicated. According to a new analysis, we are recycling less than we ever have. Since the 1970s, oil companies have known that recycling wasn’t a real...

Denver will explore the possibility of a cardboard disposal ban

The city's Sustainable Resource Management Plan also calls for the recycling rate to increase to 70% by 2032. "Achieving a 50% diversion rate will create a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas...

Florida gay rights activist found dead in a landfill

Jorge Diaz-Johnston, 54, was discovered in a trash heap the morning of Jan. 8 in Baker, Florida.

Florida gay rights activist found dead in landfill

Jorge Diaz-Johnston, who was integral in passing marriage equality in Miami, was found dead in a landfill in what is being investigated as a homicide.

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

PALLAKKADU, Sri Lanka — Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found...

Seventh-Grader Hospitalized After Overdosing on Fentanyl at School

CHEAT SHEET TOP 10 RIGHT NOW 1 Seventh-Grader Hospitalized After Overdosing on Fentanyl at School ‘GRAVE CONDITION’ CHEAT SHEET TOP 10 RIGHT NOW 1 CRUEL AND...

San Francisco luxury high-rise tilting 3 inches per year

The Millennium Tower is tilting about 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) per year. Without a fix, it could reach a 40-inch (1-meter) tilt in a few years. The engineer says installing 18 steel piles to...

Sinking feeling: San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is still leaning 3in every year

Millennium Tower is continuing to sink and tilt to the side by about about 3in per year. In a few years, if the tilting continues at the current rate, the elevators and plumbing may no longer...

Man seeks to excavate landfill that allegedly has half a billion dollars worth of bitcoin

Former IT worker James Howell mined the cryptocurrency back in 2013, well before its value skyrocketed.

Fully cooked ham sold at Big Y among more than 230,000 pounds of meat recalled nationwide due to listeria con

Alexander & Hornung, a St. Clair Shores, Michigan establishment, is recalling 234,391 pounds of meat that bear establishment number “EST” Perdue Premium Meat Company Inc. is recalling more than...

Police Search Landfill North of Los Angeles in Disappearance of West LA Mother Heidi Planck

Detectives began at dawn Monday to search a landfill in northern Los Angeles County for evidence in the disappearance of Heidi Planck, a mother who lived in West LA and vanished after attending...

FBI searched New Jersey former landfill for body of Jimmy Hoffa, long-missing Teamsters union chief

The new search for Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa in Jersey City underneath a bridge is just the latest in one of law enforcement's wildest goose chases.

Search for Jimmy Hoffa's body leads to Jersey City landfill

The nearly half-century search for the remains of union boss Jimmy Hoffa has led the FBI to a former New Jersey landfill.

FBI investigating old NJ landfill for Jimmy Hoffa's remains

The decades-long odyssey to find the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa apparently has turned to land near a former New Jersey landfill that sits below an elevated highway

FBI investigating old NJ landfill for Jimmy Hoffa's remains

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The decadeslong odyssey to find the remains of Jimmy Hoffa, a tenacious leader of the Teamsters union, apparently has turned to land next to a former New Jersey landfill that...

What should I do with my old pumpkin? Smash it, bury it, but don’t trash it

Experts say there are better ways to dispose of your old pumpkin. Take that pumpkin to a compost site, use it in a garden or set it in an appropriate place as wildlife food. A decomposing pumpkin...

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