the NRDC's annual "Testing the Waters" report should make your July 4th holiday a bit nerve-wracking.
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 …
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 …
Can you recycle beer bottles with lime wedges? Umbra tosses back an answer.
Kara Koskowich is going to take the world by storm. Girlfriend just graduated from high school in Canada, and instead of shelling out for a fancy graduation dress, she decided to reuse old homework and …
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