Elizabeth Royte

New York writer Elizabeth Royte is the author of the books Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash; Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle Over America’s Drinking Water; and The Tapir’s Morning Bath: Solving the Mysteries of the Tropical Rain Forest. 

Articles by Elizabeth Royte

The Same Pesticides Linked to Bee Declines Might Also Threaten Birds

March 24, 2017 — Neonicotinoids are washing off of their host seeds and into water bodies—threatening not just aquatic insects but the birds that rely on them.

New York’s Fresh Kills Landfill Gets an Epic Facelift

June 26, 2015 — The biggest garbage dump on the planet once contained 150 million tons of reeking trash. No more.