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Your massive tote bag collection is ruining the planet too, pal.

You've probably collected so many reusable bags that they're as disposable as their plastic counterparts.

Ask Umbra: Can I reuse the water from my dehumidifier?

A reader asks if she can drink the water from her dehumidifier. Umbra helps clear the air.

Wolverines refrigerate their food

Wolverines are loners, and they don’t like to share. They try not to hang out anywhere near other wolverines or other mammals, a social preference that some of us can relate to. And like other grumpy, anti-social creatures, wolverines do …

Ask Umbra: Should I buy a refurbished laptop for college?

A reader asks if it does the planet any good to buy a used computer rather than a new one. Umbra takes a byte out of the question.

Amazing tiny apartment has a bathtub under the dining table

This Barcelona flat might be our favorite tiny apartment yet.

Umbra’s second helpings: Planning dream vacations

A reader wants to see the world without destroying it. Umbra shares some green trip tips.

Umbra’s second helpings: Shaving the planet [VIDEO]

Caught up in a hairy situation? Umbra shaves the day.

Ask Umbra: Is my air conditioner wasting energy?

A reader wonders if her air conditioner's energy saver option really makes a difference. Umbra is cool to the idea.