Hotel chain bans bacon and sausage from breakfast menu

If you're a bacon freak, you might want to avoid the Comfort Hotels in Scandinavia.


Check out Hamburg’s 2 new climate-friendly neighborhoods

The fast-growing German city has a shortage of housing, so it's turning old shipping areas into new green developments.

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This company made a jacket out of microbe-made spider silk

But that could be just the beginning for this sustainable wonder material.


Hold on to your lacerations: We’re heading towards a terrifying, post-antibiotics world

There's bad news out of China on a last-resort antibiotic.

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BP could claim a massive tax write-off from Deepwater oil spill penalties

If the DOJ doesn't act, the oil giant could see a $5 billion windfall.

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Each piece of garbage has a story. This artist traces it

Jenny Odell's "Bureau of Suspended Objects" project looks at where the stuff we throw out came from, who made it, and what it means.

Feline Groovy

How green is your cat’s food?

What's really in cat food? A vegan pet owner wants to know, and Umbra has the purr-fect answer.


Mennonites are farming in a Mexican desert and it’s not going well

What could drive a pacifist faith to fight? Well, have you seen Mad Max?


Michael Pollan’s food advice hits the big screen

A new documentary brings "In Defense of Food" to cinematic life.