In Those Jeans

You can buy refurbished clothes for less from this Earth-friendly startup

A startup wants to fix those pants you broke in the dressing room — and sell them to you at a discount.

Bacteria to the future

Cholera could make a comeback, thanks to climate change

As ocean temperatures have risen, so have the number of lethal bacteria that cause the waterborne disease.

Smashing Records

Here’s a new Olympic sport to consider: Safe sex

The push for protection is partially attributed to anxieties around the Zika virus, which is sexually transmittable.

I've Made A Huge Mistake

Flint’s lead-poisoned water cost the city nearly 100 times as much as it was supposed to save

The disastrous switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River as the city's water source will cost it nearly $460 million.


Colorado could vote to limit fracking on November ballot

The oil and gas industry is already fighting back.

Laundry quandary

Is your front-loading washer smelly or moldy? Here’s how to fix that.

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk sniffs around for the best green ways to keep your washing machine spic-and-span.

Hot Bods

Enjoy it while you can: Climate change is already hitting the Olympics hard

In hot, polluted places like Rio, you’re actually better off just having a beer than exercising. Really.


Get your twang on with this livestream of the Pickathon festival

Tune in for merry music-making, all weekend long.

Training Pays Off

Does anything good come out of the Olympics?

The Olympics bring their host cities new stadiums, trains, and glistening abs — but which of those benefit them in the long run?