Stop the ‘man swarm,’ save the wild world

Let’s leave some room for everybody else. Photo: Robin PittmanMore of our kind means fewer wild things. A stabilized human population means hope for wild things. A shrinking human population means a better world for …


7 billion, unpacked — a comic

The world population is hitting 7 billion. But what does that really mean? In this comic, we unpack some of the numbers and nuances. Click the image below to view the comic, and then click …

Tile your roof with solar shingles

If you want to generate some solar energy but don't want to have weird-looking solar panels on your roof, Dow Solar has a solution for you. The company has achieved solar shingularity: Its roof shingles …

Too lazy to go green? Hire an eco-concierge

Have you ever been sitting around the Drones Club, throwing rolls around, and thought to yourself, "gosh, going green is very hot right now, but it sounds hard! I wish I could use my gobs …

Critical List: Earthquake strikes Turkey; ‘Environmental concierge’ exists

More than 200 people died in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Turkey. California finished its cap-and-trade plan with minimal drama. Here's how they did it. If you are rich and worried about your environmental footprint, you can hire a …

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: Should I wash out my zip-lock bags?

Don't lose sleep over plastics and food. Instead of worrying about how to handle your baggies and bins, purge plastic from your kitchen.


Who you gonna call? GrowthBusters! [VIDEO]

The new documentary "GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth" explores why our economy and footprint and population can't keep on expanding forever.

Jon Bon Jovi opens pay-what-you-can ‘soul kitchen’

Does anyone else remember those Ben Stiller Show sketches where Bruce Springsteen would, like, deliver a baby? Jon Bon Jovi is basically that, but for real. He's opening a community kitchen in New Jersey where …


Communal farming in Vermont [VIDEO]

A cohousing community in Vermont shares everything -- from farm chores to fun -- and knows it's better that way.