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U.N. chief welcomes announcements made in Climate Summit

U.N. chief welcomes announcements made in Climate Summit

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed bold new actions to addres...

Climate Summit sees intiatives and commitments

Climate Summit sees intiatives and commitments

Various bodies and entities on the Climate Summit in New York have announced the...

Climate Rally reaches 310,000 participants

Climate Rally reaches 310,000 participants

The number of people who joined the People’s Climate March this September 21 rea...

China takes big step in reducing ozone depleting gases

China takes big step in reducing ozone depleting gases

China has taken a big step towards reducing its hydrochlorfluorocarbons by closi...

Ozone layer on road to recovery – U.N.E.P., W.M.O.

Ozone layer on road to recovery – U.N.E.P., W.M.O.

The ozone layer is on the road to recovery, but unified action is still needed t...

Green vacation: Go on an eco-friendly safari

Green vacation: Go on an eco-friendly safari

The primary goal of modern-day eco-friendly African safaris is to lessen the ove...

Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could lose around 2 percent G.D.P. due to climate change – A.D.B. report

Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could lose around 2 percent G.D.P. due to climate change – A.D.B. report

Nepal, the Maldives, and Bhutan could be looking at economic losses of around 2 ...

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Technology

New oxygen-removing catalyst developed for better biofuel production

New oxygen-removing catalyst developed for better biofuel production

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Researchers from Washington State University have developed a new catalyst that can remove oxygen from plant-based materials for a more efficient biof...

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Politics

New Yorkers support renewables, opposes fracking – N.R.D.C. poll

New Yorkers support renewables, opposes fracking – N.R.D.C. poll

Sunday, 12 October 2014

A state-wide poll commissioned for the Natural Resources Defense Council reveals that New Yorkers oppose fracking and support clean, renewable energy....

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Living Green

Why saving chinchillas is important for saving the earth

Why saving chinchillas is important for saving the earth

Friday, 24 October 2014

Chinchillas make expensive pets and they are a long time commitment as well. They have a life span of around 15 to 20 years. Hence, people who adopt t...

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Renewables

World’s largest convention center solar array completed in Las Vegas

World’s largest convention center solar array completed in Las Vegas

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center has been completed at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. NRG Energy, Inc....

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Low-Carbon

What needs to be injected In the core DNA of urbanity

What needs to be injected In the core DNA of urbanity

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Urbanization has taken an unprecedented upward turn in recent years. In 2007, half of the world’s population – around 3.6 billion people – lived in ur...

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Opinion

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Unsustainable urban life: What's next?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s chance at a better future. Hunger, said Benjamin Franklin once, is the best pickle. Some say “pickle”...

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Waste Management opens recycling center in Oregon


Waste Management’s new ultra-green recycling facility began commercial operations on July 1. Image sourced from Waste Management

Texas-based Waste Management, a leading provider of comprehensive recycling services, officially opened its expansive and ultra-green recycling center near Hillsboro, Oregon. The recycling center will help reduce landfill waste across Washington County.

The 65,000-square-foot facility will accommodate construction and demolition cast-offs such as concrete, asphalt, wood, and metals to be reused in new ways, resulting in significant energy savings and environmental benefits such as greenhouse gas reductions.

Dean Kattler, Vice President for Waste Management’s Northwest Market Area, said, “Recovering debris from construction and demolition sites and then putting it back to work in the community synchs up with our broader company strategies to use traditional waste in innovative, sustainable ways. Instead of ending up in the landfill, these materials will be recovered and reused.”

"The new facility will help our region further progress in its commitment to recycling, preventing waste and ensuring sustainable, livable communities for generations to come,” added David Bragdon, Council President of Metro, the regional government of Portland metropolitan area.

During the peak construction of the $10-million facility, 100 construction jobs were created, with 20 permanent jobs available upon completion.

Waste Management also operates a landfill in the area of the recycling facility. The landfill accepts mainly construction and demolition debris and not household garbage or hazardous waste. More than 100 acres of certified wildlife habitat and wetlands in the area, which is home to 100 bird species and mammals, is also managed by the company.


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Natassia Y. Laforteza


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