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June 3rd, 2012
Rio Closes Infamous Jardim Gramacho Dump, Plans to use Greenhouse Gas Read more: Rio closes infamous Jardim Gramacho dump, plans to use greenhouse ga

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One of the world’s largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living sorting through the debris by hand, will close this weekend after 34 years in malodorous service. Long a symbol of ill-conceived urban planning and environmental negligence, the Jardim Gramacho dump is being transformed into a vast facility that will harness the greenhouse gases generated by the rotting rubbish and turn them into fuel capable of heating homes and powering cars. Read More

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