A reader wonders about copper pipes vs. PEX. Umbra plumbs the options.
A reader is tired of lint rollers and cat fur. Umbra sheds light.
A reader wonders if there's such thing as recyclable tea packaging. Umbra strains for an answer.
A reader says she can't keep it out -- heaven knows she's tried. Umbra says the cold never bothered those berries anyway.
A reader is hard pressed to find a sustainable cookie maker. Umbra excels at pizzelles.
A reader wonders how to convince her neighbor to stop using toxic dryer sheets. Umbra suggests stopping by and shooting the sea breeze.
A reader frets that her nail wraps might make her sick. Umbra goes in search of the manicure.
A reader wants the greenest artificial Christmas tree possible. Umbra gets real.
A reader wonders if it's OK to to recycle containers made of goodness-knows-what. Umbra says, "Goodness! No! What?"