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Living

Global life expectancies increase as infectious diseases and hunger wane

But now more people are growing obese and getting diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Living

Apocalypse-ready German designer makes tiny houses from dumpsters

The world is coming to an end but don't worry. We can all live in dumpsters in Germany.

Living

Umbra’s second helpings: Saving money on your heating bill [VIDEO]

A reader wants to cut down on his winter electricity bill. Umbra warms up.

Living

Pesticide chemicals linked to food allergies

A new study suggests a link between rising food allergies and our ubiquitous and beloved pesticides.

Cities

New Yorkers create three pounds of garbage per person per day

That's actually a pound less than in 2000.

Living

How eco-awful is your Christmas tree? Experts are split

Tree farms might soak up lots of carbon, but some critics still think renting a potted tree is better.

Cities

Peace in a pod: How tiny apartments could reshape the big city

Microhousing promises the kind of density essential for building sustainable cities -- but it doesn't always go over smoothly with the neighbors.

Cities

Public transit use is up — again!

For the seventh consecutive quarter, millions more Americans rode trains, subways, and buses.

Cities

From bike shares to urban farms, Philadelphia is on the rise

And a new office of urban innovation could spur even more eco-futurism in the City of Brotherly Love.