Following California's efforts to manage, recycle, and, ultimately, reduce waste.
Why Sorting Your Trash Into Blue Bins Isn't Recycling

Why Sorting Your Trash Into Blue Bins Isn't Recycling

Recycling: You might be tempted, gazing out on a nation awash in blue bins, to conclude that recycling has won that environmental revolution that started 25 years ago. You'd be wrong.
Rat Poison Company to Discontinue Household Products

Rat Poison Company to Discontinue Household Products

Agencies: A company that sells rodent poisons that have been implicated in the deaths of a wide range of wildlife is agreeing to remove some of those products from the over-the-counter market, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday.
Fracking Waste is Being Dumped Into the Ocean Off California's Coast

Fracking Waste is Being Dumped Into the Ocean Off California's Coast

Petroleum: If you have an uneasy feeling about where California's offshore rigs dispose of their fracking wastewater, you may well be correct. About half of the state's offshore rigs pump at least some of their wastewater right into the Santa Barbara Channel.
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California Law Would Ban Butts -- From Cigarettes, That Is

California Law Would Ban Butts -- From Cigarettes, That Is

Legislation: Citing the immense damage to wildlife and public health caused by discarded cigarette filters, a California legislator is seeking to ban sales of filter-tipped cigarettes in the state.
When Green Becomes Garbage: State May Declare Used Solar Panels E-Waste

When Green Becomes Garbage: State May Declare Used Solar Panels E-Waste

Photovoltaic (PV): California's toxic substances agency and environmental groups wrangle over how best to dispose of old solar panels.
Brown Signs Bills for San Luis Obispo County Solar, Geothermal Waste

Brown Signs Bills for San Luis Obispo County Solar, Geothermal Waste

Government: Governor Brown signs bills making it easier to build solar on the Central Coast, and mine geothermal brine for valuable minerals.