Follow us on our tour through the arcane art of revising the U.S. gross domestic product
The fast-food business model just suffered a blow, and it could change everything from unionization to wages
Observers expect more GOP-controlled statehouses to find politically palatable ways to expand health insurance for the poor
Twitter's results weren't that much different from last quarter's. The big difference: expectations
A closer look at five of the 81 indicators that researchers use to rank nations in the Global Innovation Index
The chain is exploring opportunities in craft beer and making a greater emotional connection with diners
After Virginia Tech and Miami of Ohio shut down their regional full-time MBA programs, who’s next?
Cities including Seattle and San Diego are eyeing higher wage floors
LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Size: 9,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day
Type of garbage: Municipal solid waste and electronic waste
Health implications: When burned, noxious fumes from e-waste can cause respiratory illnesses.
Lagos generates about 9,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day. In addition, the Basel Action Network estimates that 500 shipping containers arrive at the port each month, and up to 75% of it is e-waste. E-waste is not allowed in the landfills, but it gets dumped around the city. Electronics, shipped from developed countries, are a significant health problem for the area. Toxins released while stripping the computers for precious metals can cause respiratory problems, birth defects, and cancer.