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New York City's compost project ends due to budget cuts

New York City's compost project ends due to budget cuts

Mayor Eric Adams' budget cuts have ended New York City's 30-year-old composting program, affecting community farms, gardens, and green jobs.

Angelica Ang reports for Civil Eats.

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Future cities to harness power and resources from wastewater

Innovative technologies are transforming wastewater into drinking water, compost, and energy, revolutionizing urban resource management.

Matt Simon reports for Wired.

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How to be more eco-friendly in your garden

You don’t need to completely upend the way you garden. These small changes can make your yard a haven for flora and fauna.
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What endures after a climate activist’s suicide: grief, anger and hope

Five years ago, David Buckel violently ended his life in a public park in Brooklyn. People who knew him were shocked and angry. Yet they refused to give up.
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US cities say they turn food waste into compost. Is it a problem when they don’t?

The scraps in your bin marked ‘compost’ may end up as methane. Here’s what that means.

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New York City residents will soon have to compost their food scraps

The City Council passed a bill on Thursday requiring New Yorkers to separate their food waste from regular trash, with mandatory composting coming to all five boroughs by next year.
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How central Ohio got people to eat their leftovers

The average U.S. household wastes nearly a third of the food it buys. This community is nudging its residents to change their habits.