- Prisoners spend time with bees behind bars Updated: Aug-28-15 2:41 pm
SEATTLE - Inmates in Littlerock are being trained by bee keepers as part of a program that connects prisoners to sustainable farming.
- Officials investigating fire at Salisbury recycling facility Updated: Aug-27-15 7:48 am
SALISBURY, Maryland - Fire officials are investigating a fire that broke out at a recycling facility in Salisbury.
- Scientists use industrial kitchen to save sagebrush steppe Updated: Aug-26-15 12:38 pm
BURNS, Oregon - Some of the West's most promising rangeland research is taking place in an industrial kitchen where scientists might be mistaken for pastry chefs.
- Big school districts contract for compostable lunch trays Updated: Aug-25-15 11:29 am
WATERVILLE, Maine - Officials say a Maine fiber plant is the first in the country to make compostable lunch trays, and it will sell the trays to six large school districts as an alternative to polystyrene foam.
- DTE Energy puts solar trash compactors in downtown Detroit Updated: Aug-25-15 5:55 am
DETROIT - DTE Energy has installed seven solar-powered trash compactors and recycling units in downtown Detroit.
- $30M battery recycling plant breaks ground in Nevada Updated: Aug-24-15 2:19 pm
RENO, Nevada - A California company has broken ground on a $30-million battery recycling plant in Nevada that federal officials say will be the first of its kind in the world.
- Single-sort curbside recycling program coming to Mandan Updated: Aug-23-15 10:58 am
MANDAN, North Dakota - A single-sort curbside recycling program with a $76 annual fee will be debuting in Mandan next year.
- Indianapolis warehouse to become organic hydroponic farm Updated: Aug-22-15 12:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Workers are turning an old warehouse in Indianapolis into an organic hydroponic farm.
- NOFA-VT seeks workshop proposals for winter conference Updated: Aug-22-15 9:13 am
RICHMOND, Vermont - The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont is seeking applicants for workshop proposals for its 34th annual winter conference.
- Permaculture Day celebrates sustainability, self-sufficiency Updated: Aug-22-15 8:34 am
CHICHESTER, New Hampshire - Nature walks and workshops are on the agenda for the third animal New Hampshire Permaculture Day.
- Fire officials in Prince George's County hosting fun day Updated: Aug-22-15 5:05 am
UPPER MARLBORO, Maryland - Officials in Prince George's County are hosting a family fun day at a former fire station where residents can get rid of unwanted electronics and documents.
- Lafayette recycling changes considered Updated: Aug-21-15 8:43 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Lafayette's curbside recycling program may see some changes.
- Essentials for visiting Warsaw from what's new to classics Updated: Aug-20-15 8:57 am
WARSAW, Poland - Almost every month brings something new in Warsaw. With nearly 2 million people, Poland's capital city has been developing fast ever since the once-communist nation joined the European Union in 2004. From skate parks and roof gardens to historic palaces and some of Europe's most modern buildings, visitors of all ages will find plenty do see and do in this city that aspires to be trendy. Here are some suggestions:
- Board moves up meeting to review green jobs measure Updated: Aug-19-15 8:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A citizens board tasked with overseeing projects funded by a California ballot measure intended to generate clean-energy jobs will move up its first meeting to early September, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said Wednesday.
- $8.2M organic egg farm under construction in Allegan County Updated: Aug-19-15 2:43 am
OTSEGO TOWNSHIP, Michigan - An organic egg farm that's set to house 480,000 hens is under construction in western Michigan's Allegan County.
- McLean County Landfill threatened as waste piles up Updated: Aug-18-15 4:58 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - McLean County residents and businesses dumped much more garbage in 2014 over a year earlier - waste that goes to a landfill that could be full in fewer than two years.
- University teams with high schools to study watershed Updated: Aug-17-15 4:13 am
KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Saginaw Valley State University students and faculty members are teaming up with local high school students to do research in the Saginaw area during the Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center summer program.
- Lawsuit: DEQ looked other way at hazardous waste site Updated: Aug-16-15 7:49 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - An Ohio company is accusing the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and two department employees of letting a Mississippi contractor hide pollution at a hazardous waste recycling site in Yazoo City.
- Scientists at Tahoe make bad fish good fish for Reno poor Updated: Aug-16-15 12:35 pm
RENO, Nevada - Largemouth bass and bluegills that were making their home in parts of Lake Tahoe where they don't belong are ending up in the stomachs of some of Nevada's poor and homeless as part of an offshoot of a research project to combat invasive species.
- Group of cyclists building tiny, off-grid house in the woods Updated: Aug-15-15 2:38 am
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Glenwood Springs' Stomparillaz Cycling Collective is building what it calls the Oculus.
- Baton Rouge trash fees to increase $1 a month Updated: Aug-13-15 7:25 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has approved a renewal of curbside recycling and garbage pickup that will retain glass recycling The vote comes despite cost increases that have caused many other cities across the country to drop the service.
- Brooklyn company sues compost facility for alleged pollution Updated: Aug-11-15 4:47 am
YAPHANK, New York - A Brooklyn company that owns land near a compost facility on Long Island has sued the plant's corporation for allegedly polluting air and groundwater.
- West Virginia State to host urban agriculture conference Updated: Aug-10-15 2:08 am
INSTITUTE, West Virginia - Locally grown food in urban areas will be the focus of a conference at West Virginia State University next month.
- Composting labeling standard directed by new Illinois law Updated: Aug-10-15 1:08 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois and federal officials will work toward producing standards for labeling products as compostable under legislation Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed.
- Chefs, activists shed light on Stikine, Taku rivers' future Updated: Aug-09-15 6:14 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Concern for the future of clean water in Southeast Alaska brought together two seemingly unlikely groups - chefs and activists. Naturally, food was involved.