Smells like teen spirit
Fearless teenage fish don’t run from climate change, death
These acid-addled fish just want to watch the world burn.
Sally Jewell’s frustrating first year in Washington
Obama's interior secretary has faced an uphill battle in Washington as she tries to implement her ambitious agenda in the face of budget fights and partisan politics.
Vegan condoms are so passé — socially conscious rubbers are the new hotness
Buy a condom from L. International, and you help African women get access to safe sex, receive health education, and stop the spread of HIV.
We want the funk
This beer tastes like crap, and that’s a good thing
"To me there’s a little bit of leather -- new leather, not sweaty leather," says one fan of wild yeast Brettanomyces in booze.
This guy is taking the world’s longest road trip in an electric car
So far he's driven from the Northwest to Maine to Florida in a Tesla Model S, all without paying a dime for gas. And the trip's not over yet.
The tiny house documentary is finally (almost) here! Peek inside the result
Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller built the 127-foot space without a plan. Gutsy!
"A major internal flood"
There’s something worse than phosphates in England’s wastewater: A dildo
We're not sure why someone flushed an unidentified sex toy down the sewers of Devon, England, but it sure made a mess.
Climate & Energy
U.N. climate report: We must focus on “decarbonization,” and it won’t wreck the economy
A surprisingly hopeful story -- with tweets!
It takes no tillage
Conventional farmers drop their plows in favor of conservation
A visit to one mainstream California farm that has stopped plowing turns up a surprising reason for the increasingly common change: It comes with a dollar sign.
Share and share a bike
Montreal, Boston, NYC: Which city has the best bikeshare program?
What's it really like for a traveler trying to obtain temporary wheels in different cities? We've kicked some tires, and here's what we found.
Fighting dirty money with clean
Enviro groups team up on new campaign funding alliance
The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council are collaborating to help get climate hawks elected. They're not in the same league as the Kochs, but it's a start.
Busted ant farm or bikeshare? Watch Citi Bikers swarm NYC streets
This mesmerizing data visualization shows where, and when, NYC Citi Bikers ride.
Climate & Energy
If you were watching “Game of Thrones,” you missed Neil Tyson’s solution to global warming
This week's "Cosmos" explained how plants produce clean energy … and how our inferior energy technologies produce climate change.
Donate to the Sharknado sequel and you’ll also be supporting shark conservation
If you donate enough money, you can help save a shark AND be in the movie!
Burn Baby Burn
The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world
A Sierra Club report looks at what would happen if the U.S. burned through its biggest oil, gas, and coal reserves -- and it ain't pretty.
With “Netflix for LEGOs,” the sharing economy just went preschool
Your kids (or you -- no judgment) get to play with one set at a time, ship it back for free, and then eagerly await the next set in your queue.
Let's get ready to not rumble!
Ohio blames frackers for earthquakes
Now the state will require fracking operations to closely monitor seismic activity and stop drilling if things get shaky.
Smog is linked with higher risk of suicide
After breathing hella-polluted air, Utah residents were significantly more likely to off themselves. Cheery, isn't it?
This could be the future of Chicago public transportation
The city isn't as centralized as it used to be, which forces people into their cars. This expanded transit system could fix all that.
Americans are choosing chihuahuas over children
Since 2007, women haven’t been popping out as many babies. But they’ve been enjoying the company of something ELSE cute and full of crap: small dogs.
NFL player tackles sustainable beef off the field
Linebacker Will Witherspoon is spreading the message of happy, healthy cows to athletes and congressmembers alike.
Ask Umbra: Is it OK to lather up in the lake with biodegradable soap?
A reader thinks he's found the perfect suds for outdoor scrubbing. Umbra says bubbles belong in the bath.
Climate & Energy
Climate clicktivism for the rich, famous, and connected
What do the NBA, Mark Ruffalo, Al Gore, and Guns 'N Roses have in common? They’ve all signed on to #climate, a new app that connects influencers to climate causes.
More GIFs, please
U.S. urges IPCC to be less boring, try this whole “online” thing
The U.N. climate panel's reports contain a lot of information, but can anyone stand to read them?
U.N. report spells out super-hard things we must do to curb warming
We can't stop climate change -- it's already here! -- but we can prevent the worst of it, says the latest IPCC report. Unfortunately, that will be hella difficult.
I don't think you're ready for this jellyfish
Diapers and tampons could soon be made from jellyfish
First there was the Diva Cup. Then came the sea pearl. So what’s next for sustainable menstrual solutions? Jellyfish!
IKEA makes big investment in wind energy (some assembly required)
IKEA's new wind farm in Illinois will produce more power than all of its U.S. operations use, and probably won't involve allen wrenches.
Walmarts and all
Why you should be skeptical of Walmart’s cheap organic food
Walmart enters the U.S. organic foods market with guns blazing.
No Bunk: Wendell Pierce is the greenest celeb in the game
The Wire actor opened a grocery store in a New Orleans food desert -- but that's not the only reason why he deserves your vote as the best green celeb.