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[ Dot Earth Blog: Beneath the Surface of China’s Great Urban Rush ]

Can China’s urbanization push sidestep the Western pattern of pollution and sprawl, and can it consider the rights of displaced citizens?

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[ The Solar Battlefield: How the US DOD Will Bring Solar Technology Mainstream ]

When it comes to driving the development of renewable energy technology, no greater facilitating force exists than the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Acting on a mandate to achieve 25 percent reliability on renewable energy by the year 2025, the DOD has been busy in its aggressive pursuit of that goal — proving that more often than not, great things can result from unlikely alliances.…

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[ For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution ]

As the implications of the global energy crisis continue to intensify, cost-effective and truly sustainable solutions are crucial. The energy industry experienced a giant leap with the production of first-generation biofuels, but rising costs and questionable energy yields have led to an innovative second wave of advanced biofuels that require less land and offer greater outputs at cost-competitive prices.…

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[ Op-Docs: ‘Animals Are Persons Too’ ]

A short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.

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[ Buy Garden Pots and Hire a Lawn Care Specialist for Your Garden in Melbourne ]

Garden is the heaven of a well decorated house. When the canopy of blue sky brings sunlight and warmth at the time when cool breeze blows, resting in the garden area of your home is … …

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How would you like to volunteer in the Mid-South?

Planting trees at Shelby Farms Park
Cleaning up McKellar Lake with Living Lands and Waters
Planting community gardens with GrowMemphis
Cleaning litter with Memphis City Beautiful

Where can I drop off recycling?

Five recycling drop-off centers are available for residents and businesses not serviced by City of Memphis Sold Waste Management.

  • Downtown – Located in the gravel parking area on Mud Island Drive at the North entrance to Mud Island Park.
  • East Memphis – Located on Moore Ed, just south of the Shelby Showplace Arena at the Agricenter International.
  • Midtown – Located on the corner of Cooper and Walker at the First Congregational Church.
  • Southeast – Located at the Hickory Hill Community Center at 3910 Ridgeway.
  • ReCommunity – 3197 Farrisview Blvd., located off American Way just west of Lamar intersection. Place recycling material in carts located just outside the gate.