waste

camp century

A Top-Secret US Military Base Will Melt Out of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Planners thought it would stay buried in ice forever.
Kate Lunau
2.20.18
plastic planet

Earth Is Choking on 8.3 Billion Metric Tons of Plastic Waste

For the first time, scientists have calculated how much plastic we've produced, and its fate. It isn't pretty.
Bryson Masse
7.19.17
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
bowel movements

The Physics of Taking a Crap

What if we told you humans and elephants are remarkably similar when it comes to pooping?
David Hu and Patricia Yang
4.29.17
recycling

Chile’s ‘Uber of Recycling’ Is Sparking a Recycling Revolution

ReciclApp is filling a void in places where door-to-door recycling simply doesn’t exist.
Tomas Urbina
2.20.17
pollution

This Tweet Shows Why Plastics Are So Dangerous to Marine Animals

Every year, 13 million tons of plastic wind up in our oceans.
Sarah Emerson
10.26.16
suggestion box

Abolish Bottled Water

It's about time.
Jordan Pearson
9.12.16
News

Here’s the Security Checklist for Shipping Weapons-Grade Uranium In Canada

What to do when you’re trucking the stuff nukes are made of.
Jordan Pearson
9.8.16
shampoo

Engineers Invent a Bottle that Empties to the Last Drop

There’s got to be a better way.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.16
Guelph

Turns Out That Using Human Poop to Fertilize Crops Isn't Such a Great Idea

Is it time to reexamine regulations on sewage sludge fertilizer?
Peter Hess
4.22.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is Styrofoam Still a Thing?

Expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material.
Becky Ferreira
3.11.16
Apple

Switzerland Wants a Single, Universal Phone Charger by 2017

Lightning cables need not apply.
John Wenz
12.26.15