Gasbot is a methane-sniffing landfill robot

Methane is everywhere, and that’s pretty bad news for our planet. Thanks to gassy cows, the natural gas boom, and lots and lots of garbage rotting in our landfills, the amount of methane in the atmosphere has more than doubled since the industrial revolution.

Wind, solar sought for epic NY trash heap

New York City is a big city, and it's been big for a long time - long enough to create, and close, a huge landfill, known as Fresh Kills. 



Plastic-eating fungus could help deal with landfill

A team from Yale University has discovered a fungus deep in the South American rainforest that can live entirely on plastic - offering hope for new methods of waste disposal.

Landfill helps power Marine base in Georgia

Chevron and the U.S. Navy are working together in Albany, Ga., to turn methane gas captured in a nearby landfill into renewable energy.

BMW looks to landfills for hydrogen power

Automaker BMW has launched a pilot program to turn the methane gas emitted by landfills into hydrogen.



Biodegradeable products may be more harmful to the environment

Think you're doing the right thing by using biodegradeable products? Think again.