Living

giving it up

How to get rid of everything you own without leaving the house

Overrated: possessions and a bathroom sink. Just as advertised: Grist and legal weed.

Living

You can totally recycle unrecyclable plastic. Right?

A reader wonders if it's OK to to recycle containers made of goodness-knows-what. Umbra says, "Goodness! No! What?"

Business & Technology

Here’s all the plastic in the ocean, measured in whales

Sorry about that, sea life.

Climate & Energy

A BP spill’s worth of methane is leaking from the ocean off of Washington every year

And as ocean temperatures climb, we could see even larger releases of deep-sea methane from the region, a bummer of a new study finds.

Business & Technology

Why I’m breaking up with Uber

Uber, I loved you, but your disregard for women's safety is bringing me down.

Living

Night-proof your bike by turning it into a giant reflector

Emily Thibodeau, of Boston-based Hub Powderworks, coats entire bike frames in a special type of newfangled, super reflective paint.

Living

These crazy maps show just how much ground roads cover

When you look at all the roads in your state, you can learn a lot about how we rewrite the land we live on.

Cities

Here’s why the Freedom Tower isn’t the greenest building in America after all

Under pressure to get a publishing giant into the iconic tower, the site's developers may have sacrificed a core part of its green plans.

MISSISSIPPI MOJO

A green utopia deep in Mississippi? This guy has a game plan

Kali Akuno wants to build an eco-village in the middle of Jackson, Miss. And so far, he's getting all the cooperation he needs.

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