The future of lettuce looks a whole lot like a weed farm

Lettuce has long been too fragile for hydroponics, but that’s changing.


Global leaders are very worried about water shortages

We're running out of water, and it's sparking unrest across the world.


This landscape architect is the bra burner of lawn design

Edwina von Gal wants to free your lawn from its corset.

A Tine to Remember

Which disposable utensils are lightest on the land?

A piercing question from Saskatoon: Which disposable utensils have the least impact? Advice maven Umbra Fisk sets the table with an answer you "woodn't" believe.

Climate & Energy

Food waste is already a big problem — but it could get even bigger

And that's terrible news on climate change.


This book will help you see your surroundings in a whole new light

Let's work out a realistic relationship with the nature around us.


These delicious veggie burgers are fighting climate change

Two of the hottest burgers on the NYC food scene right now are vegetarian, and they're changing the way people think about meat-free food.

Letter from Costa Rica

Talking to the people who raise your favorite breakfast fruit

Visting a banana plantation actually made me feel better about eating bananas

A Pesc-y Question

I’ve stopped eating fish, but should I feed it to my kid?

Seafood has its share of baggage, from overfishing to mercury -- does that outweigh the nutritional benefits? Reel talk from advice maven Umbra Fisk.