August 30, 2012
by Deron Lovaas
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Vermont Strong: A Transportation Tale of Recovery from Irene’s Devastation

Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Washington, D.C.
When Tropical Storm Irene struck the northeastern United States one year ago on August 28, 2011, dozens of lives were lost and $15.8 billion in damage was incurred, … Continue reading

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February 21, 2012
by Reduce
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Will Mardi Gras Beads Be Recycled?

An estimated 25 million pounds of plastic beads make their way through New Orleans every Mardi Gras, according to the Los Angeles Times. And because they can’t be processed by local recyclers, they often end up as litter in nearby waterways or dumped in landfills. But several local community groups are working to collect this [...] Continue reading

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February 8, 2012
by Reduce
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Waste Management Tests New Efficient Trucks

The following is an op-ed piece by Wes Muir, director of communications for Waste Management. It does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. For better or for worse, garbage can be heavy, wet and bulky. This has presented a challenge for cities, private citizens, businesses and waste collectors alike since the days of [...] Continue reading

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