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D.C. Holds Monthly Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

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The D.C. Department of Public Works is holding its monthly disposal event today at the Fort Totten Transfer Station in northeast D.C. The drop-off is held every first Saturday of the month between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Residents can drop off items including pesticides, batteries and cleaning fluids. They can also safely dispose of computers, televisions and other unwanted electronic equipment. In addition, D.C. residents can also bring up to five boxes of materials to shred.


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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