Wondering what "eco-friendly" and "natural" really mean on product labels? Advice maven Ask Umbra dusts off a few common terms.
A Floridian wonders if he should buy local sugar despite its wetlands-wrecking wreputation. Advice columnist Umbra Fisk says the answer is crystal clear.
What a year for burning questions! Advice maven Umbra Fisk reviews the top topics that had readers asking for eco-help in 2015 -- and reminds us all of a few ways to live greener.
When tubby time comes around, should you grab a bar of soap or a bottle of body wash? Advice maven Umbra Fisk says this is one question with a clear winner.
Tis the season to be jolly -- and wasteful as all get out. Advice maven Umbra Fisk dispenses a few tips for what to do with your holiday trash.
A reader is conflicted about whether to buy a new VW, what with all the recent emissions-evading sneakiness -- so advice maven Umbra Fisk suggests a few rules of the road.
A frustrated expat writes back home to Ask Umbra how his radiators work. Though she's no building super, she is a super-sleuth -- and she tracks down an answer to help him keep his cool.
You love your Coke, but what's it costing the planet? Among other things, a whole lot of wasted energy. Advice maven Ask Umbra explains.
In this season of too much food and drink, readers have an abundance of questions about puny-but-perplexing kitchen products -- and advice maven Umbra Fisk cooks up answers.