Living

Living

Why a military general declared war on polluters

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré is leading a charge against Louisiana's biggest polluters. Is a gubernatorial run next?

Food

This beer is literally made from piss

Pouring purified pee down your throat might seem, well, disgusting, but bear with us for a moment.

Living

What if virtual reality is our best chance to save the planet?

The Sundance premiere of Racing Extinction was pretty depressing -- but not for the obvious reasons.

Coral reefs are about to crash in a big way

Something really, really terrible is about to happen to our coral.

Living

Procrastinators, rejoice: Now you can cook with that old Christmas tree

This new kind of urban foraging is complete with a dash of dumpster diving.

scram, styrofoam

Forget foam — now we can grow better takeout containers

Bricks that grow themselves, plastic made of mushrooms ... the future is a weird and wonderful place.

Winter's Boner

We are literally breaking polar bear penises now

It seems we shall spare the polar bear no indignity: PCB pollution is weakening the species' penis bone.

Politics

We can’t have resilience without justice

When trust is missing, communities don't come together in times of crisis. We need to build trust to be resilient to the shocks of the future.

Côtes du drone

When wine runs dry, these drones have your back

Vineyards are drying out thanks to climate change -- but high-tech surveillance drones might just save them. Welcome to our weird new world!