A reader wonders if she should make her young sons bathe more frequently. Umbra comes clean.
Readers launch a volley of questions at our green advice columnist. She responds with a veritable anthem of eco-smarts.
When I was taught to do laundry, I was told that a Bounce dryer sheet went into the dryer with every load of wet clothes. But the green-minded among us have come up with a better solution to keeping your …
A reader wonders what to do with those silica gel packs that come with vitamins and shoes. Umbra offers her a chill pill.
A reader wonders about the best ways to beat the heat. Umbra has plenty of suggestions for this hot topic.
Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, tries her hand -- literally -- at skipping the resource-guzzling washer and dryer.
A reader's garden has been poisoned by her spray-happy neighbors. Umbra offers ways to help them catch the drift.
You know how you don’t bike to work because you get hot and sweaty and gross? A group of MIT graduates has stolen that excuse. They copied technology from spacesuits and used it to make what BikeBlogNYC has rightly dubbed …