For years the land between Naples and Caserta has been used for the illegal dumping of dangerous waste products that are poisoning the environment and causing tumours.
Yesterday's White House report, claiming 6 million jobs saved by the $800 billion stimulus plan, predictably prompted partisan debate on fiscal waste. I will not tread into the foggy land of economic theory, except to note that spending...Show More Summary
Randall Munroe has gathered a whole bunch of events and made gifs showing how frequently they happen. You’ll have to go to xkcd to see it in action. While you might find yourself wasting too much time waiting for someone to land a hole-in-one...Show More Summary
The good folks at Dorothy labored over a tremendous “Book Map” depicting the settings of some 600 literary works based in London. The books, poems, and essays selected for the map run the gamut from T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Every year waste treatment facilities in the United States process more than eight million tons of semi-solid sewage called biosolids -- about half of which is recycled into fertilizer and spread on crop land. The practice helps solve storage issues and produces revenue to support the treatment plants, but what else is being spread in that sludge? read more
The Mafia's Toxic Waste Land
The naming of cats is a difficult matter. So said T.S. Eliot in his seminal work of literature, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. (Yeah, that’s right: who needs The Waste Land or The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock when you can read...Show More Summary
Picture of side-by-side toilets in men's cubicle at biathalon venue puts Olympic 'waste' in spotlight One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 09:55 ON Wed 22 Jan 2014 A PHOTOGRAPH of a men's cubicle with twin toilets at a Sochi Games venue has...Show More Summary
Frito-Lay Japan has got THE snack for hungry gunslingers to nom on while trekking across the Waste Lands to the Dark Tower: Shrimp Mayonnaise Doritos! Sure the name's kinda dull but they're the closest thing to “Lobstrosity Doritos” you're gonna get.
A lot of times when I’m bored, laying on the couch and drifting off into the wonderful land of Lazzy A-holishness – something that doesn’t happen that much anymore, sadly – I waste time by diving into the bowels of Etsy and check out...Show More Summary
A record-breaking 107,000 metric tons of waste carpet were reused, recycled and recovered in the UK during 2013, up 21 percent (22,000 metric tons) from the previous year, according to data released by Carpet Recycling UK. This landfill diversion rate of 27 percent means that CRUK has exceeded its original target of 25 percent by […]
New head coach Steve Sarkisian has wasted no time building his new program at USC, as the Trojans have added a pair of 4-star defenders to their 2014 recruiting class. Wednesday brought the verbal commitment of 247Sports composite 4-star...Show More Summary
Josh Jones at Open Culture flags this fan-made video featuring a snippet of Bob Dylan’s dearly departed Theme Time Radio Hour (2006–09). Dylan introduces T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” by saying it “commemorated the death of Abraham Lincoln.”...Show More Summary
Even if you've had a bad year, don't skip the holiday party scene. With the right approach, you can always turn a get-together into a great opportunity. When holiday party invitations land in your inbox, do you see them as a waste of...Show More Summary
The High Line Park in NYC. Photo by Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by war, natural disaster or disuse. These
How much money has be wasted on how many pie-in-the-sky schemes? The head of the Indigenous Land Corporation has accused her own…
Silvia Castro's photo gallery, published by website Prodavinci, shows residents of the Paraguaná Peninsula in Venezuela with bags on their heads to call attention to the damage that trash and plastic bags are causing the peninsula. Prodavinci explains [es]: Due to its geographic location, the Paraguaná Peninsula ends up being...
Ever wonder what could land you in prison for the rest of your life? For 3,278 people, it was nonviolent offenses like shoplifting a few cameras from Wal-Mart, stealing a $159 jacket, or serving as a middleman in the sale of $10 of marijuana. That's right. Show More Summary
By Valuentum: The US non-hazardous solid-waste services industry generates annual revenue in excess of $50 billion, a staggering number just to keep our streets clean. Waste Management (WM), Republic Services (RSG), and Waste Connections...Show More Summary
Post by Rebecca Stokes. Coffee is the nectar of the gods. When I think back on all the years I wasted not drinking coffee, I could weep. I come from Rhode Island, the land of all-things-coffee. Coffee ice cream, coffee milk, and of course,...Show More Summary