Trash Saved by Waste Management Worth Up to $40 Billion - Bloomberg
Waste Management Inc. (WM), the biggest trash hauler in the U.S., estimates the $12.3 billion it gets for carting off rubbish to landfills may be worth more than $40 billion a year in energy. That’s the value of fuel and chemicals the Houston-based company estimates could be extracted from the 112 million tons of trash it collected last year if the entire waste stream was diverted from landfills, said Carl Rush, senior vice president of Waste Management’s Organic Growth unit.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Report: Mass. forests may face 18 percent decline - Boston.com
BOSTON—Massachusetts has enough forest cover to absorb a million homes worth of carbon emissions each year, but that natural scrubbing effect could diminish over time if current development trends continue. That's according to a study by researchers at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Institution who have looked at more than a quarter century of data on the capacity of Massachusetts forests to breathe in and store the heat-trapping greenhouse gas.
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