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Umbra Fisk is Grist Research Associate II, Hardcover and Periodicals Unit, floors 2B-4B.

A stinging indictment

What’s the greenest way to get rid of hornets and yellow jackets?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk investigates ways to tackle stinging insects without toxic chemicals.

Laundry quandary

Is your front-loading washer smelly or moldy? Here’s how to fix that.

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk sniffs around for the best green ways to keep your washing machine spic-and-span.

Not so slick

Is your personal lube causing water pollution?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk peeks under the covers of the lube market to find out.

Happiness is a warm floor, yes it is

How green is radiant floor heating?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk warms to the topic of efficient home heating systems.

Humble rag

Which kind of cleaning cloths are the greenest?

Two readers want to know what they should clean with. Advice columnist Umbra Fisk cottons on to an answer.

Life in plastic, it's fantastic

What’s the most eco-friendly material for a 3D printer?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk churns out answers.

Berry sage advice

Is it OK to eat berries from water-starved California?

Wondering about your water footprint? Advice columnist Umbra Fisk slakes your thirst for knowledge.

Say it: Don't spray it

How can I protect myself from a pesticide-spraying neighbor?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk shoots some suggestions your way.

Do or Do Not, There Is No Fry

Can I use nonstick pans with a clean eco-conscience?

Umbra Fisk stirs up advice on cookware for a reader from Virginia.