These serene Chinese landscapes are actually photographs of landfills

At first glance, Yao Lu's digital collages look like watercolor paintings of misty Chinese mountains. But upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the real subjects of these photographs aren't plant-covered hills but landfills, and the initial beauty of the images takes on an entirely different meaning. » 2/17/13 11:00am 2/17/13 11:00am

Egypt's Trash City Only Looks Like the Garbage Apocalypse

Somewhere buried under all those bags of trash is the Egyptian city of Zabbaleen, where garbage reigns supreme. It looks like an object lesson, warning us of some impending garbage apocalypse, but there's something entirely different at work. » 12/09/09 3:00pm 12/09/09 3:00pm