Disease ecologist James Holland Jones talks about the Black Death, “suspended snot,” and the power of what Obi-Wan Kenobi once called a “wretched hive of scum and villainy" in spreading global pandemics.
Schoolkids are now required to take a fruit or vegetable at lunch, but they're not required to eat it. This teen made her classmates donate that food instead of tossing it.
The state will review potential health effects of fracking before deciding whether to lift a moratorium.
Spurred by studies that show that kids need physical activity not just for their health, but also for social and academic development, schools are reinstating an old standard.
There are only two days left to fund our Kickstarter project -- the documentary biography of an American icon. Help us out!
If only climate collapse led to perfect hair: The new NBC drama "Revolution" plays to all of our fantasies of a simple life, where what we do actually matters, and we look fabulous without even trying.
A reader wonders which shows have the best eco-role models. Umbra goes channel surfing.
Raw-milk advocates are calling the Minnesota jury verdict a big legal win.
By making plants mobile, you make them the natural enemies of a) humans and b) cats