The city’s new landfill, opened in 2006, is as high-tech as a hole in the ground can be, with liners to protect the water table, a GPS-based scheme that dictates where and how garbage gets deposited, and tubing that siphons out and burns off the methane that garbage produces as it decomposes. At 2,654 acres in area and 120 feet deep, the landfill should last the city at least another 60 years. But it’s also 60 miles outside city limits and requires long-haul trucks, making 100 to 125 trips a day, to transport all of Phoenix’s garbage. It isn’t hard to see a future where Phoenix—and other cities—start to run out of space. One estimate projects that remaining landfill space for the entire United States is likely to last only another 62 years. As big and empty as the Sonoran Desert is, there are only so many times you can dig a giant hole and fill it to the brim with used diapers and yard waste. … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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Businesses can afford to pay more The ability to grow a company without a lease is becoming more and more attractive. When Chris Neumann started his company, Cro Metrics, in 2011, he knew he wanted a remote workforce. In addition to being able to offer a flexible work-and-life balance and attract top-tier professionals, he also understood how not paying office rent would translate into happier employees. “Most companies spend 10 to 15% of revenue on rent. We use that savings to pay our employees above-market wages,” he says. “We are providing really great jobs that team members would otherwise not have access to, and in return we are able to attract the best talent from around the country.” … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a massive work-from-home experiment. What if it works?
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We grabbed some fresh grouper at Crosby's Fish & Shrimp Co., to be grilled later. Max threw stones into the water. After a bit of wandering, we stumbled across a crazy dance party on the beach. We gazed at Morris Island Lighthouse from the shores of Rat Island. Then we got sidetracked looking at people's weirdly long walkways to their personal piers and wondered: How long was too long? Soon Max got bored and left the room. I hung out with this guy for a while, and though we may have disagreed on more than a few things politically, we bonded on being fathers, the riches-to-rags fate of the Red Sox and our childhood love of the movie Adventures in Babysitting. … [Read more...] about How to see the world when you’re stuck at home