On Oct. 1, Massachusetts institutions producing more than a ton of leftovers a week must donate the scraps instead of dumping them.
Calling the CEOs of Walmart, Pepsi, Microsoft, and Google, GE, FedX, and Starbucks: Step up now, and you'll be paid back with interest.
The utility giant Southern Company has agreed to stop burning coal at two of its plants. In return, activists have dropped a lawsuit against a "clean coal" plant seen as the industry's last hope.
California's historic drought is forcing once-squeamish Californians to take a new look at “toilet-to-tap” water reuse.
Try some field mint ice tea or a wild spearmint pear chocolate cake.
A reader is considering running for the hills following a rash of shootings in his city neighborhood. Umbra breaks down his options.
Adding carpool options brings peer-to-peer cab companies closer to being actual rideshares. But will public transit suffer?
We're throwing so much money at fighting wildfires, there will be little left over for prevention.
It costs so much to get adequate insurance for all those rail cars hauling crude across the continent! Why can't the railroads get the same breaks government gives nuclear operators?
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