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Found! Atari's E.T. games dug up from New Mexico landfill

After 31 years hidden in the wake of one of the worst video game failures in history, thousands of E.T. and other Atari games were uncovered Saturday. The find ended the mystique of a great industry legend.

By April 26, 2014


Trash-powered cloud: Apple taps landfill biogas for data center

Apple discloses that the fuel cells at its North Carolina data center will run on biogas captured from landfills, part of its plan to operate using 60 percent on-site renewable energy.

By May 1, 2012


Microsoft on scent of landfill-fueled data center

Redmond's Data Plant is a research project to run data centers with renewable biogas sourced locally at landfills or wastewater treatment plants for a cleaner and more reliable power supply.

By April 23, 2012


GM to use landfill gases as an energy-saver at Orion plant

The General Motors Orion Assembly plant will save $1.1 million a year in energy costs thanks to recent improvements at the plant.

By May 23, 2011


New York to curb dirty heat, use landfills for solar

Updated environmental plan includes solar farms on capped New York landfills, the phasing out of high-polluting heating fuels, homeowner loans for green upgrades, and a new social-media tool.

By April 21, 2011


GM's waste won't be headed to a landfill

Sixty-two General Motors manufacturing plants have achieved "zero landfill" status by recycling or reusing all normal plant wastes, meaning 43 percent of its global manufacturing facilities no longer send any production waste to landfills.

By May 7, 2010


Filling the digital landfills of our lives

In the modern world it's super easy to create, but harder to throw things away, which may be setting up big costs for us down the line.

By March 15, 2010


Waste Management squeezes fuel from landfills

California project is producing liquefied natural gas from organic decomposition in landfills.

By November 4, 2009


Keep cups out of the landfill

The KeepCup provides the perfect reusable coffee cup.

By May 24, 2009


Biodegradable running shoe joins race to curb landfill waste

New BioMoGo foam midsole contains a natural additive that encourages anaerobic microbes to break it down more easily once it hits the landfill.

By July 22, 2008