Business & Technology

These new ride-sharing apps actually involve sharing rides

And they could help you get a date.


In Chicago, parks are on the upswing

From grand old parks designed by the masters to tiny pocket parks in the barrio, the Windy City is going green.

Babe Alert!

A Thai activist, reformed investment banker, and feminist beer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a marine scientist building a coral sperm bank and a Detroit public schools worker.

color me confused

Meet the United States of divided climate beliefs

These maps present America as a predictable, confusing, frightening, and utterly fascinating mess. We call her Mavis.


Help me pack the greenest picnic basket

A reader is trying to avoid plastic picnicware. Umbra forks over the goods.

Climate & Energy

Wanna change an oil exec’s mind on climate? Here’s how

Make it a family affair.


This sea creature has a huge manatee-crush on Leonardo DiCaprio

If manatees could use emojis, this one would be all heart-eyes for Leo and his new eco-resort.


Watch Wisconsin foodies go beyond cheese

Wisconsinites make salami, harvest cranberries, and cook up Laotian curry.

Sympathy for the Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is confused about climate change, but then, lots of people are

The author argues in a New Yorker essay that our climate obsession is dooming birds, which is pretty much all wrong.

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