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How to boost recycling: Reward consumers with discounts, deals and social...

Magali (Maggie) Delmas, University of California, Los Angeles You finish that last sip of morning coffee and stare at the empty paper cup in your...

Mining powers modern life, but can leave scarred lands and polluted...

Matthew Ross, Colorado State University Modern society relies on metals like copper, gold and nickel for uses ranging from medicine to electronics. Most of these...

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won’t save the environment

Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology InterContinental Hotels Group will replace mini-shampoos and conditioners with possibly more efficient bulk products by the year 2021. But environmental...

Is burning trash a good way to handle it? Waste incineration...

Ana Baptista, The New School Burning trash has a long history in the United States, and municipal solid waste incinerators have sparked resistance in many...

Is burning trash a good way to handle it? Waste incineration...

Ana Baptista, The New School Burning trash has a long history in the United States, and municipal solid waste incinerators have sparked resistance in many...

Trump should wage a war on waste instead of battling the...

Clyde Eiríkur Hull, Rochester Institute of Technology President Donald Trump is fighting the wrong fight in his ongoing trade war with the rest of the...

Scientists are developing greener plastics – the bigger challenge is moving...

Richard Gross, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Synthetic plastics have made many aspect of modern life cheaper, safer and more convenient. However, we have failed to figure...

Can technology help fashion clean up its act?

Suzanne Mancini, Rhode Island School of Design Chemical waste, mass production and consumerism are all byproducts of an industrialized global economy. The fashion industry is no...

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Nathan Bahary, University of Pittsburgh With Alex Trebek’s recent announcement that his pancreatic cancer is in remission, many people have wondered if this difficult cancer...