Is there a moral case for meat?

Philosophers don't have a strong argument for eating animals. So why do we do it anyway?


Instead of tossing your leftover greens, turn them into “meatballs”

Hold onto your carrot tops! And onion tops! And turnip tops! And beet greens, too. You can turn all of those greens into a delicious snack.


Arizona and California are ignoring the science on water

Despite decades of accepted science, California and Arizona are still miscounting their water supplies.


What’s the difference between eating pork belly and puppy belly? Not much

Hal Herzog has spent 30 years studying the unique relationships people have with animals. Here are his thoughts on our weird relationship with meat.


Can you have kids and still be a good person?

The latest episode of "The Adaptors" looks into a question that most people think about but few like to talk about.


How can I binge-watch and save energy at the same time?

A reader wants to know how to do her binge-watching in the most sustainable way. Umbra goes True Detective on this one.


A restaurant isn’t “sustainable” if all its entrees contain meat

From fancy farm-to-table spots to hipster burger joints, too many restaurants focus on meat, and that’s terrible for the climate.

That's No Planet

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Colbert fight about planets

What's with all the Pluto hullabaloo? Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Stephen Colbert to clear up some planetary questions.

Grapes of Wrath

Awful wine proves Scotland should stick to Scotch

Hopeful winemakers were banking on climate change to warm their vineyards, but it might take a couple decades.