Illinois is poised to adopt the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. New building codes can make a big dent in carbon emissions, and save residents money.
Can sustainability make sense in the inner city? Sure -- if you talk about saving money instead of saving polar bears.
The Guerrilla Grafters play Frankenstein with ornamental city trees by splicing branches that yield fruit for the common good. But not everyone's happy: Their pursuit of fruit isn't exactly legal.
Nat Turner and the hardworking young crew behind Our School at Blair Grocery are bringing healthy soil and fresh food to the Lower Ninth Ward.
A reader is at a loss for how to toss her battered brain bucket. Umbra, as always, is outspoken.
As the world warms, natural systems are getting thrown out of whack. Flowers bloom earlier each spring and wildlife misses seasonal cues. Now, scientists want your help to figure out what happens next.
To see firsthand the impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, Susan Shaw donned a wetsuit and snorkel and dove into the blackened waters. What she saw horrified her -- and it’s not over …
The Perennial Plate crew visits an island off Florida, where the best way to deal with the exploding iguana population is to eat them.
Federal scientists connect unprecedented numbers of earthquakes in the heartland with hydraulic fracturing operations.