The Guilfordian

A wasteless journey

Phase two of the White Street Landfill. Downtown Greensboro is visible in the distance.

Ben Clark and Caroline Clark, Guest Writers

September 15, 2019

On Monday, Aug. 26, Laine Roberts, a waste education and recycling educator with the city of Greensboro, led a public tour of the city’s White Street Landfill, where yard and residential waste is housed from the Greensboro area. The landfill consists of two main phases, the second of which is hidden f...

Pollution from coal ash spill stains Dan River

Pollution from coal ash spill stains Dan River

Sommer Fanney, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

It has been a little over a year since a storm water drainage pipe under Duke Energy’s coal ash storage pond in Eden, North Carolina collapsed, allowing 39,000 pounds of coal ash to spill into the Dan River. Since then, residents of communities along the river, scientists, Duke representatives,...

‘War on pollution’ hopes to reclaim Chinese skies

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

Imagine every breath you take being a hazard to your health. Picture rarely seeing the blue sky because it is blocked by a cloud of pollution hovering over your city every day. China has been struggling with pollution for years. This year on March 5, Premier Li Keqiang began the annual Chinese...