Living

Living

Umbra takes on 25 dares in 25 days

Ask Umbra takes on a new sustainable living dare every day for 25 days.

DuPont herbicide may have caused mysterious tree plague

Millions of dollars worth of spruce and pine trees across the country have mysteriously withered and died in the past few months. The likely culprit is an herbicide marketed as a way to control lawn …

Thomas Edison would have loved energy-efficient bulbs

Thomas Edison's great-grandson, David Edison Sloane, is not mincing words when it comes to the GOP wanting to repeal energy-efficiency standards for light bulbs: As an inventor, Edison would have no interest in turning back …

Living

Plastic purge: The poo problem

Millions of pet dogs in the United States means a lot of poo-filled plastic bags in landfills. Here's how Hank and I figured out a solution to that nasty mess.

Green Living Tips

Unwet and wild: Ask Umbra on dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is the latest hair-care craze. Ask Umbra investigates the tangled truth.

Population

It's World Population Day! Celebrate by stealing a baby seat & leaving a condom [VIDEO, NSFW]

If you like lewd, crude overpopulation humor, Doug Stanhope is your man.

Population

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem on climate change, population, & deep ecology [VIDEO]

Who knew feminist Gloria Steinem was such a environmentalist? On ABC News, she talks about climate change, population, ecofeminism, and deep ecology.

Living

Plastic purge: Homemade tortillas and hummus

We don't need no stinkin' plastic! We made our own tortillas. And hummus, too.

In the market for a Tiny House? Here's where to buy one

The economy sucks, housing prices have yet to hit bottom, and your biggest fixed expense is almost certainly rent, unless it's summertime, in which case it's your electricity bill. Sounds like it's time to lead …