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How do I fend off freezer burn without using plastic?

A reader says she can't keep it out -- heaven knows she's tried. Umbra says the cold never bothered those berries anyway.

Food

What to do with all those sweet potatoes — no marshmallows necessary

Here are a couple dozen recipes to get you through an excess of sweet potatoes without an excess of sweet, from savory fritters to soups.

Climate & Energy

The climate in 2015: Everything’s coming together while everything falls apart

The planet’s changing climate demands that we summon the energy to leave behind the Age of Fossil Fuel (and maybe some of the Age of Capitalism as well).

How the cookie crumbles

How to use up your holiday cookie surplus by baking a pie

I tried turning leftover cookies into a pie. Here's what happened next. (Spoiler: I ate it)

Living

Christmas is over — it’s time to throw your tree to the goats

A Christmas tree recycling program in California is feeding pines to goats to prevent brush fires in landfills.

Food

What’s in a name? These farmers know

Blazing Pitchforks Ranch, Fruit Loop Acres, Second Cloud On The Left Farm — these spreads have the most fantastic names.

Living

Pro-life equals pro-planet for this green evangelical leader

Five revelations from Ben Lowe, a religious greenie who's sparking a young evangelical movement.

homegrown hugs and harmony

If you forgot a gift, you can always hug it out

If you forgot to buy a present for that special someone, unfold those arms and get to hugging.

Living

6 things to laugh about from 2014, a real trash can of a year

These are the six best laugh-worthy moments that came out of some remarkably terrible news for the environment.

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