Sage advice on cloth vs. disposable diapers, vampire appliances, toxic shower curtains, and more -- all from Grist’s beloved Umbra Fisk, who celebrates 10 years of doling out tips on eco-friendly livin'.
Are condoms recyclable? Do hot air balloons hurt the environment? What is the half-life of glitter? Seriously folks, where do you come up with this stuff?
Is it OK to pee in the shower? Why is recycled toilet paper so scratchy? Do composting toilets smell bad? These, and other urgent questions, answered by Ask Umbra.
Our beloved advice columnist, Umbra Fisk, reflects on 10 years of sage advice.
It’s probably best not to make all your meals out of pink slime and enriched HFCS, but a word to the wise: “Natural” doesn’t always mean safe.
A writer dreams of someday flushing his toilet with rainwater. Sounds simple enough, but it’s not. His tale of “the regulations, the dreamers, and me.”
The U.S. government owns 200,000 foreclosed homes. And to keep those empty homes looking spiffy for would-be buyers, the government has to keep up appearances — including the appearance of the lawn. As a result, we taxpayers are forking over …
A reader is at a loss for how to toss her battered brain bucket. Umbra, as always, is outspoken.
You know brominated and chlorinated flame retardants are bad when when even Walmart bans them from its products. Unfortunately, some fire codes require them.