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Research shows that working in retirement presents both financial and health advantages. What... more »
posted 08/11/17
In Southern California’s Eastern Coachella Valley, "promotoras" are part of a growing effort to... more »
posted 07/27/17
Older adults are more likely to suffer from loneliness, a risk-factor for premature death.... more »
posted 06/12/17

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Puente Hills is the country’s largest landfill, taking in about 12,000 tons of trash daily. But if Americans are buying less stuff and recycling more, do we still need mega-landfills?

The landfill in Salton City will go from being an 8-acre municipal site, to a 320-acre private one. But contamination from trash juice isn't the real concern: it's the threat of increased diesel truck traffic. There is a long-running scientific link between traffic air pollution and health problems.

About 150 miles east of Los Angeles, the the Lawson Dump is home to 40 acres of garbage that rises two stories high — a toxic collection of electronic waste, household chemicals and construction debris.