This New York Times waste-to-energy article focuses on New York City, which now trucks most of its trash to landfills in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere. There it releases 1.2 million metric tons a year of greenhouse gases. New York City needs to produce less trash and to build waste-to-energy plants.
Architecture in recent years has been trying to combat the negative effects of construction on the atmosphere by leaning towards using more sustainable building and construction materials. Building high performance houses are one way that architects have been creating new buildings to reduce the energy used which is