Living

It Is A Mathematical Certainty

James Cameron has a new movie where everyone drowns at the end

The Academy Award-winning director has a new short film on climate change that's premiering at the DNC.

Bad Internet

Oil industry supporters are getting ever more creative with their memes

Maybe don’t use “lesbians are hot” as an argument to support local oil extraction.

It's A Dry Heat ... For Once

California’s not the only state in the middle of a scary drought right now

The Northeast is drying up like a piece of turkey jerky in the sun.

Cold Comfort

How air-conditioning made America — and how it could break us all

AC may feel good but it comes with a host of problems.

cold comfort

No air-conditioning? No sweat! Here’s how to make your own DIY AC.

Watch our video to learn how to keep cool with little more than a bucket and an intern.

mine over matter

Here’s how a post-coal Appalachia could thrive

Coal mining is disappearing in West Virginia and Kentucky. What will take its place?

Life in plastic, it's fantastic

What’s the most eco-friendly material for a 3D printer?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk churns out answers.

FUGLY

Walmart wants to sell you ugly fruits and veggies — and that’s a good thing

A new line of cosmetically challenged apples will be hitting stores soon.

Berry sage advice

Is it OK to eat berries from water-starved California?

Wondering about your water footprint? Advice columnist Umbra Fisk slakes your thirst for knowledge.