Shelf Improvement

These simple steps will make your refrigerator work better

Advice maven Umbra Fisk serves up some advice on saving money and energy in the kitchen.


Meet the man who changed the way the U.S. fights poverty abroad

The best way to fight poverty worldwide? Give small farmers a hand.


The science is in, and this popular weedkiller really might be harmful

In vindication for herbicide critics, EPA says atrazine may harm animals


We’re facing down drug-resistant infections. What happens next?

The UTI of your worst nightmares could become reality, thanks to Big Farm and Big Pharma. Something’s gotta give.

Vitamin Eek

Is it safe to eat veggies grown near a busy city street?

Umbra Fisk offers advice to a city-dweller who's eager to plant a garden, but worried about the toxic effects of nearby traffic.


Crazy idea to change the world: What if we gave kids a good start in life?

Feeding children well could be the key to ending poverty.

Cool Runnings

Planning a trip? Here’s how to save energy at home while you’re gone.

How can you cut home energy use while you're on vacation? Advice maven Umbra Fisk offers tips just in time for summer.


China just said what the U.S. never has: Eat less meat

China’s new food guidelines could put a huge dent in global emissions.

Climate & Energy

Dungeness crabs threatened by, you guessed it, climate change

Ocean acidification is bad for crab larvae, and the fishermen who rely on them.