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Simple steps toward reducing waste this holiday season

Nov. 17, 2021 08:09 AM EST

With concern about climate change growing, this holiday season is a chance to try celebrating in more planet-friendly ways. Simple changes to the way we gift wrap, send cards, decorate and entertain can cut out a lot of waste. (And often save money in the process.) ...

TikTok made you buy it: A selection of viral, gifty finds

Nov. 09, 2021 08:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Look no further than TikTok and its pandemic-expanded ranks for unique holiday gifts, from the hot Halara athleisure dress to a miracle cleaning paste called The Pink Stuff, worthy of any neat freak's Christmas stocking. The short-form video platform was...

Famous Wyoming grizzly, cubs raid human food, raise worries

Oct. 30, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming’s call for help to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s grizzly bear recovery coordinator, Hilary Cooley, came back on Oct. 18 after a wall-to-wall weekend of conflicts. It was a Monday, and local staffers at the Wyoming...

California sets nation's strictest rules on recycling labels

Oct. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will have a better idea of what's headed for landfills instead of recycling centers under one of several related bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Tuesday. It sets the nation's strictest standards for which items can...

Body composting a 'green' alternative to burial, cremation

Sep. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — In a suburban Denver warehouse tucked between an auto repair shop and a computer recycling business, Seth Viddal is dealing with life and death. He and one of his employees have built a “vessel” they hope will usher in a more environmentally...

California may impose toughest rules on recycling labels

Sep. 10, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved what advocacy groups say are the nation's strongest protections against falsely labeling items as recyclable when they in fact are destined for landfills. The measure sent late Thursday to Democratic Gov....

Haulers oppose Burlington's garbage consolidation proposals

Sep. 09, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some waste haulers are opposing proposed changes to consolidate garbage collection in Vermont's largest city. Burlington has been considering ways to streamline waste collection so that multiple trucks are not driving down the same streets each...