One-third of all food produced globally -- 1.3 billion tons -- is lost or wasted every year, a new study says. In 2010, OnEarth contributing editor Laura Wright examined her own trash bin and asked how we can all cut back on what we throw out.
This weekend marks five years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. With the region now facing a new cleanup, we look back at contibuting editor Elizabeth Royte's account of dealing with 22 million tons of toxic debris.
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