Living

Can genetic engineering save the redwoods?

A group of tree-lovers wants to save giant redwoods by cloning existing trees, reports The New York Times. There are a couple of problems with …

Sex

Buy green sex toys, help support Grist

You can’t get pregnant, or get anyone else pregnant, by playing with yourself — good to note in this year of 7 billion. That’s why …

Population

Smart planning for the global family

Spreading the message in Malawi.When it comes to population growth, the United Nations has three primary projections. The medium projection, the one most commonly used, …

The rallying anthem for the new green movement: Let’s all unf*ck it up!

Okay, maybe we're a little late on this one, but seriously: If you saw it already and you don't want to see it again, GET …

Green Living Tips

Ball o’ confusion: Ask Umbra on non-toxic exercise balls

Send your question to Umbra! Q. Dear Umbra, I want to buy a stability ball and some purport to be PVC-free and made of non-toxic …

Sex

‘Let’s talk about sex’ — and what American teenagers don’t know about it [VIDEO]

“Every day in America, 10,000 teenagers catch an STD, 2,400 young girls become pregnant, and 55 young people are infected with HIV.” Those sobering stats …

Ten radical posters to rally green patriots [SLIDESHOW]

My fellow Americans — my fellow humans! Our planet is in deep, deep trouble. And it needs you to do your patriotic duty fighting climate …

Coal

FX’s ‘Justified’ features mountaintop-removal mining controversy [VIDEO]

One of the best new shows to hit TV in years is Justified, on FX. For one thing, it’s got one of my favorite actors, …

Biking

How to tune up your bike for spring [VIDEO]

Considering that at some point in our childhood past, almost all of us rode a bike, it’s pretty incredible how much fear bikes can inspire …