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New York City Aims to Cut Waste 90 Percent by 2030

The Big Apple is going to polish its act when it comes to waste. The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90 percent by 2030.<p>The Zero Waste plan, which …

Earth Day

Rising Levels of Toxic Gas Found in Homes Near Fracking Sites

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Levels of radon, a cancer-causing, radioactive gas, have been rising measurably in Pennsylvania since the controversial practice of fracking started there, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Obama: Climate Change May Fuel Spread of Diseases

Apr.08.2015 / 10:00 AM ET<p>Meaner allergy seasons and nastier asthma attacks in the U.S. are already symptoms of climate change but looming next is the advance of once-distant diseases to American soil, President Barack Obama warned.<p>In an interview with NBC News medical contributor Dr. Natalie Azar, …

Clean Technology

Urban Drivers Are Emitting Way More Carbon Dioxide Than We Thought

More cars, more problems<p>Cities, with their dense populations and public transit systems are often seen as hotbeds of green innovation--places where bicycles, subways, and light rail are transforming how we get around. But new research shows that fast-growing cities are some of the worst culprits …

The 5 Natural Sugars You Should Have in Your Pantry

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Make natural sugars a flavorful, exciting part of your pantry. Here are the five that'll get you started.</i><p><i>From left: dark muscovado sugar, turbinado</i> …

Dessert

A Simple Crystal Could Detect Nuclear Material

It rocks<p>The first time <i>Popular Science</i> wrote about stilbene, nuclear weapons were decades away from existing. Now, the Department of Homeland Security wants to take advantage of the properties of stilbene crystals and make nuclear detectors out of them.<p>As presented in a March report by the …

New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.<p>The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the …

Clean Energy