- Lawsuit hatched over Nebraska woman's backyard chickens Updated: Aug-03-15 5:22 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A Nebraska woman's six backyard chickens have ruffled her neighbors, who want a judge to force her to immediately get rid of the birds.
- Oregon bottle deposit hike likely as redemption falls Updated: Aug-01-15 3:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon - New state data show that Oregonians are returning fewer beverage bottles to redeem their 5-cent deposit, putting the state on track to double the deposit to 10 cents per bottle in 2017.
- Miami County farmland dedicated as a bee sanctuary Updated: Aug-01-15 1:10 pm
AMBOY, Indiana - Betty Phelps Refior developed an affinity for bees as a fifth-grader growing up in the central Indiana city of Peru in the early 1930s.
- Tacoma recycling company fined again for toxic spill Updated: Jul-30-15 5:26 pm
TACOMA, Washington - For the second time in five months, the state has fined a Tacoma recycling company for spilling toxic waste.
- Feinstein changes focus of new drought bill Updated: Jul-29-15 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California introduced a new drought relief bill Wednesday that emphasizes long-term investments in desalination, recycling and new or expanded reservoirs.
- More than 60 cigarette-recycling bins installed in St. Louis Updated: Jul-29-15 5:04 pm
ST. LOUIS - Tired of discarded cigarette butts littering the streets and sidewalks of St. Louis, several organizations have partnered to install 62 recycling bins scattered across the city.
- IU students spend summer working on campus sustainability Updated: Jul-28-15 5:38 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - More than a dozen Indiana University students spent this summer doing internship work to make the Bloomington campus more sustainable.
- Bach: Facilities and sustainability key to winning 2022 bid Updated: Jul-27-15 10:09 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The vote to determine which city will host the 2022 Winter Olympics will come down to the quality of sports facilities for athletes and sustainability, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Monday.
- Radford ammunition plant to reduce toxic waste open burning Updated: Jul-26-15 2:29 pm
RADFORD, Virginia - The Radford Army Ammunition Plant plans to install a new contained incinerator to reduce open burning of toxic waste.
- Recycling plant fire in Rio Grande City prompts evacuations Updated: Jul-26-15 12:31 pm
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Nobody has been hurt in a South Texas recycling plant fire that forced the evacuation of nearly a dozen nearby homes.
- River, bay in Connecticut 'sick' from 'nuisance' algae Updated: Jul-25-15 3:06 am
STONINGTON, Connecticut - Wagging their wide tails as Kait Maginel and David Prescott tossed them back overboard, two lobsters that had shared a wire trap overnight with four spider crabs and a whelk had just been enlisted as ambassadors in the cause of cleaning up the lower Pawcatuck River and Little Narragansett Bay.
- Charleston to consider ending use of recycling bins Updated: Jul-24-15 5:49 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Charleston is considering ending a rule that allows residents to use recycling bins instead of clear plastic bags the city provides.
- Ohio company to build hydroponic veggie farm in Indianapolis Updated: Jul-24-15 3:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS - An Ohio company is partnering with the city of Indianapolis to build a $1.2 million hydroponic farm that will grow organic vegetables in a retrofitted warehouse.
- Craigslist founder gives group $10,000 for composting toilet Updated: Jul-22-15 5:15 pm
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey - The founder of Craigslist has donated $10,000 for a composting toilet that will be named in his honor by a northern New Jersey organization.
- Mayors endorse UN sustainability goals at Vatican Updated: Jul-22-15 2:01 pm
VATICAN CITY - Mayors emboldened by an appeal from Pope Francis committed themselves Wednesday to a new set of U.N. goals to end poverty and promote sustainable development over the next 15 years.
- Birmingham mayor: Pleased to back pope's call to end slavery Updated: Jul-21-15 10:44 am
VATICAN CITY - The latest developments at the Vatican's meeting of mayors on fighting climate change and human trafficking. All times local.
- University students learn small-scale farming practices Updated: Jul-18-15 2:09 am
GREELEY, Colorado - "It," for Leslie Trejo and a handful of University of Northern Colorado undergraduates, is a new, hands-on summer course called urban farming. "It," involves a 5,000-square-foot greenhouse and three-quarters of an acre of outdoor gardening space in north Greeley on O Street. And "it," it turns out, is a lot more fun that sitting in an air-conditioned classroom.
- Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway Updated: Jul-17-15 3:09 pm
BOSTON - There's more green at Fenway Park than the infield or the monster wall.
- Residents sue over Seattle composting law Updated: Jul-16-15 3:10 pm
SEATTLE - A group of residents has sued the city of Seattle, saying the city is violating their privacy rights when it requires garbage collectors to scan their garbage to make sure they don't throw food waste in the trash.
- Recycling group leaves interior fair over payment dispute Updated: Jul-16-15 7:04 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A nonprofit recycling group will not participate in this year's Tanana Valley State Fair after the two parties could not agree on payment.
- NYC: Residents recycled over 860,000 lbs. of electronics Updated: Jul-15-15 4:51 pm
NEW YORK - New York City has collected more than 860,000 pounds of computers, cellphones and other electronics since its recycling program started in November 2013, officials said Wednesday.
- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs electronics recycling bill Updated: Jul-15-15 3:31 pm
JOLIET, Illinois - Electronics recycling efforts across Illinois have received a helping hand from the state after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation addressing shortfalls in the program.
- Spinning vinyl into art: Recycling records for novelties Updated: Jul-15-15 5:10 am
NEW YORK - These vinyl records give "remaster" a new meaning.
- Honolulu mayor calls for less loopholes in plastic bag ban Updated: Jul-14-15 12:13 pm
HONOLULU - Honolulu officials are calling for stricter enforcement of Oahu's new plastic bag bans as environmentalists are concerned that the law has too many loopholes.
- Vigo County Fair debuts new recycling effort this year Updated: Jul-13-15 12:07 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - New yellow plastic barrels for recycling are new at this year's Vigo County Fair.