- UN rejects $15 million offer from foundation under scrutiny Updated: Oct-09-15 1:23 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. office says it is rejecting a $15 million offer from a foundation now under scrutiny after its leader was arrested and accused in an alleged bribery scheme.
- Electronic device recycling grants awarded in West Virginia Updated: Oct-08-15 3:05 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved 23 recycling grants for electronic devices totaling more than $177,000.
- Ideas crop up for soon-to-be-vacant Creighton Medical Center Updated: Oct-07-15 1:15 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Ideas about what to do with soon-to-be-vacant Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha are emerging as a real estate marketer is looking to sell the property.
- Federal grant aims to bring recycling to New Mexico tribes Updated: Oct-06-15 5:02 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Recycling Coalition will be developing a training program and providing technical assistance to help Native American communities around the state with recycling programs.
- Omaha woman to keep backyard chickens as part of settlement Updated: Oct-02-15 5:12 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - An Omaha woman whose backyard chickens ruffled her neighbors' feathers has reached a settlement that will allow her to keep her domesticated fowl.
- Officials: Fire breaks out at recycling center Updated: Sep-30-15 5:16 am
JOHNSTON, Rhode Island - Officials say a scrap yard in Rhode Island filled with smoke as crews battled a rapidly spreading fire.
- Historic Barns Park benefits from sustainable energy Updated: Sep-30-15 4:01 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Gardeners at Historic Barns Park in Traverse City are using solar power to water fruits, vegetables and flowers.
- NYC to help buildings go green Updated: Sep-28-15 1:17 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is announcing a new program to help New York City buildings go green.
- Ball State dormitory built to be eco-friendly Updated: Sep-25-15 10:20 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - Ball State University has a newly renovated eco-friendly residence hall.
- Fire crews battle football field-sized compost fire Updated: Sep-23-15 11:51 am
EXETER, Rhode Island - Fire crews are battling a compost fire the size of a football field at a farm in Exeter.
- California water district eyes building huge recycling plant Updated: Sep-22-15 5:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - Southern California's largest water provider said it's looking into partnering with sanitation districts to create what officials say could be one of the world's largest systems for recycling sewage water.
- State officials: Organic farming increases in Virginia Updated: Sep-22-15 3:05 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia agriculture officials report that organic farming is increasing in the state.
- Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated Updated: Sep-21-15 11:00 am
WASHINGTON - Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.
- No poverty, hunger in 15 years? UN sets sweeping new goals Updated: Sep-21-15 12:11 am
A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education and quell climate change.
- 16 W.Va. schools get sustainability grants Updated: Sep-19-15 10:06 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Sixteen schools in eight West Virginia counties will share more than $12,200 in grants for sustainability projects.
- Nevada ranch is using waste water to survive the drought Updated: Sep-18-15 5:05 am
RENO, Nevada - At Douglas County's Bently Ranch, these days the backup is squarely up front.
- Urban agriculture conference to be held at WVSU Updated: Sep-18-15 3:10 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - The second annual West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference is being held at West Virginia State University.
- USDA secretary announces goals for cutting food waste Updated: Sep-16-15 2:32 pm
NEW YORK - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the United States' first-ever national goal for reducing the amount of food that goes to waste.
- Naperville electronics recycling suspended due to stockpile Updated: Sep-13-15 5:05 am
NAPERVILLE, Illinois - A Naperville electronics recycling program is a victim of its own success.
- Out with the old...iPhones? 4 ways to reuse, resell, recycle Updated: Sep-11-15 4:08 am
NEW YORK - Each year, Apple dazzles its devoted fans with faster, sleeker, more powerful iPhones with better cameras and a bevy of bells and whistles. So, what's to become of last year's model?
- Recycling plant catches fire in southeastern New Hampshire Updated: Sep-10-15 3:17 am
SALEM, New Hampshire - Authorities say a recycling plant in southeastern New Hampshire caught fire when a pile of debris ignited and spread to a building on the property.
- Motor-oil drums explode in fire south of downtown Phoenix Updated: Sep-09-15 8:25 pm
PHOENIX - Dozens of drums of used motor oil exploded in a large fire Wednesday at a solvent recycling company, spewing fireballs and blackening the sky south of downtown Phoenix for more than an hour.