New York unveils state methane reduction plan with focuses on food waste, landfills

Read the full story at Waste Dive. Dive Brief: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released a new multi-agency "Methane Reduction Plan" that is part of the state's goal to reduce energy sector emissions 40% by 2030, based on 1990 levels. According to the plan, landfills account for 58% of the state's methane emissions and 5% …

Wasted Food Means Wasted Nutrients

Read the full story from Johns Hopkins University. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future calculated the nutritional value of food wasted in the U.S. at the retail and consumer levels, shining a light on just how much protein, fiber and other important nutrients end up in …

EPA asked the public which regulations to gut — and got an earful about leaving them alone

Read the full story from the Washington Post. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency put out a call for comments about what regulations are in need of repeal, replacement or modification. The effort stemmed from an executive order issued by President Trump earlier this year instructing agencies to reexamine regulations that “eliminate jobs, or inhibit job …

These Cities Are Replacing The Worst Kind Of Infrastructure With The Best

Read the full story in Fast Company. In car-dependent Dallas, parking lots are ubiquitous downtown. But one lot will soon be de-paved and turned into a park. Nearby, another parking lot is turning into a temporary urban farm before it also becomes a park. Something similar is happening across the U.S. as cities begin to …