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Climate & Energy

In the climate struggle, a hunt for realistic solutions

Scientist-turned-legal scholar Michael Wara says we need to stop looking for the silver bullet and start taking smart, small steps toward change.


‘The Queen of Versailles’ almost makes you feel sorry for the 1%. Almost.

The film's magic is its ability to make us realize that we're all human. But let's not forget, when the economy collapsed, some were more culpable than others.

Climate & Energy

Seven climate-change diseases to ruin your day

Climate change is creating favorable conditions for several (unpronounceable, gross) diseases.


Ask Umbra: Which cutting board is best, wood or plastic?

A reader asks about superior carving surfaces. Umbra cuts right to the chase.


Farming without water

As drought becomes increasingly common, more and more farmers will likely look to the ancient art of dry-farming as a solution. (It also makes for really flavorful produce!)

Climate & Energy

Investing in the grid: When the going gets tough, the tough get … creative

The U.S. electric grid is fragile, inadequate, and inefficient. Investing in grid modernization would clearly save American consumers tremendous amounts of energy and money. So why aren't we doing more of it?


Family heirloom: How one seedy businessman became an apostle for the food movement

Follow the evolution of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds' Jere Gettle from seed apostle to food movement leader.


Farming on the frontlines of climate change

At Cranberry Hill Farm, the Slow Ride Stories guys get a lesson in strawberries, maple syrup, and New England stoicism.


Tomato cobbler with blue cheese biscuits [RECIPE]

Are the tomatoes in your house starting to pile up? Try this unexpected twist on the savory cobbler.