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Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: Can I reuse the water from my dehumidifier?

A reader asks if she can drink the water from her dehumidifier. Umbra helps clear the air.

Living

You look great in green: Clothing industry gets a makeover, maybe

Big retail companies -- from Adidas to Walmart -- are taking a deep look at the environmental impacts of their products.

Living

Umbra’s second helpings: DIY lube [VIDEO]

Looking for love products in all the wrong places? Don't let toxic lubes rub you the wrong way. Umbra puts a little green lotion in your motion.

Living

J.K. Rowling’s sustainable-wood treehouse is a mini-Hogwarts

Every thing that J.K. Rowling thinks of is magic. Well, maybe not her novels for adults. But definitely this two-story treehouse that looks like a mini-Hogwarts.

Living

Carly Rae Jepsen communes with nature in her new video

If you were looking for the perfect capstone to your “driving your tiny car to the woods for an awesome camping adventure” mix, then your problems are solved: Just throw the whole playlist away and …

Climate Change

Nature, revised: In a brave new world, we write the rules

Eco-critic Ursula Heise talks about the tired stories we tell about the planet, and suggests that we find some new ones.

Animals

Wolverines refrigerate their food

Wolverines are loners, and they don’t like to share. They try not to hang out anywhere near other wolverines or other mammals, a social preference that some of us can relate to. And like other …

Living

This beer coaster can grow into a tree

It’s a little too easy to create a ton of waste while you’re getting wasted. Unless you’re near a store that provides growlers or you invest in a keg, drinking a lot of beer creates …

Population

Security hawks should be freaked about population growth

Civil conflicts tend to crop up in countries with lots of young people and not enough jobs. See: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and the Palestinian territories.