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Waste Not, Want Not: Drink Beer To Feed Fish And Help Save The Planet

Enlarge this image Forage fish like these at a Chilean processing plant are often used for fish meal used in aquaculture. But critics consider this inefficient and wasteful and worry it could deplete fish populations. Now several companies are developing protein substitutes to replace fish meal. Julio Etchart/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Julio Etchart/ullstein bild via Getty Images In Westfield, N.Y., perch, bass, catfish and trout are growing fat on the byproducts of an adjacent brewery and distillery. The fish, still young but intended to be…

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Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans ‘Foreign Waste’

Enlarge this image China’s ban means recycling is piling up at Rogue Waste System in southern Oregon. Employees Scott Fowler, Laura Leebrick and Garry Penning say their only option for now is to send it to a landfill. Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix hide caption toggle caption Jes Burns/OPB/EarthFix Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste, and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, after loading up their Prius…

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U.N. Body Alarmed Over Mining Waste Disasters

Enlarge this image Brazilian 76-year-old farmer Jose Pascual walks through a devastated area in Paracatu de Baixo village on October 2016, one year after a mine waste flood destroyed the town. The village was ruined in 2015 by a flood following the collapse of Brazilian mining company Samarco’s waste reservoir, killing 19 people. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images Some of the worst mining disasters do not happen in mines. They take place at dams. After minerals are extracted from mines, there are waste materials —…

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