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Plant Suits

Patagonia makes waves with plant-based wetsuits and obligatory weed jokes

The outdoor outfitter has cooked up a green alternative to non-biodegradable, resource-intensive neoprene. But no, it's not going to get you high.

Green house

Using Airbnb is greener than staying in hotels

Score one for the sharing economy? According to a new study, travelers who choose Airbnb tend to eat up less energy than hotel guests.

Food

Cargill promises to get right with palm oil

The agricultural giant joins a growing bandwagon of companies pledging not to promote deforestation as they supply their (and our) vegetable-oil habits.

Under water

The EPA’s struggle to combat water pollution

Frustration and inaction color efforts to enforce the Clean Water Act.

Climate & Energy

This GOP candidate says he’s cracking down on coal pollution — but green groups say that’s BS

The political fallout continues from the Dan River coal-ash disaster in North Carolina.

Cities

The U.S. cities with the worst climate change-related flooding

Rising sea levels have kicked up flood days by as much as 900 percent along parts of the East Coast.

Living

Ask Umbra: What’s the most eco-friendly way to get rid of this sexy stubble?

Shaving? Waxing? Laser removal? What's an overly hirsute mammal to do? Umbra takes this question on the chin.

Climate & Energy

Are there two different versions of environmentalism, one “white,” one “black”?

1970s scholars posited that an “apartheid ecology” excluded people of color from environmentalism. Were they right?

Climate & Energy

At this year’s big climate rally, most of the people won’t be pale, male, and stale

The People's Climate March, planned for NYC on Sept. 21, has a diverse coalition of organizers, from healthcare unions to environmental justice groups.

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