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Tea Partiers are almost as dumb about vaccines as they are about climate change

A new study shows it's not just hippies who distrust vaccines.

Climate & Energy

Making the connections on tar-sands pollution, racism, and sexism

Melina Laboucan-Massimo is leading the fight against tar-sands development in Canada -- and for the rights of indigenous women.

Living

Rechargeable batteries: Which are the most eco-friendly?

There are many ways to juice your gadgets without throwing away mountains of dead batteries. Umbra charges through the options.

Could climate change kill the Christmas movie?

Global warming is making it tough for Hollywood to produce films set in winter.

Living

When the Big One hits, here’s some of the gear you’re going to need

Disaster prep isn't a realm in which to get too obsessive about sustainability, but it makes all sorts of sense to stock your own kit, Umbra advises.

Living

These Burners want to clean up Burning Man

A new petition seeks to make Burner Shame a thing of the past.

Living

America’s biggest irrigated crop brings nothing but trouble

What can we say? We love our lawns!

Hey, Burning Man: Your desert party sucks for the rest of us

The annual pilgrimage of tech executives and Dusty Unicorns to the Nevada desert is an environmental nightmare.

Lawns are dumb. Arresting people for poor lawn care is dumber

In parts of the U.S., you can go to jail for not mowing. It's time to give up the fixation on green grass.