Living

Cities

San Francisco approves micro apartments

San Francisco is changing the city building code to allow for "micro-unit apartments" that boast only 150 square feet of living space.

Living

Why are there more traffic deaths in red states?

A quick look at the data reveals that there is a third factor at play.

Living

Hawaii is overflowing with solar power because it’s obnoxiously perfect

This is why everyone hates Hawaii. Things like this.

Climate & Energy

Protest theater troupe flash-mobs British Petroleum

In response to BP's sponsorship of the Royal Shakespeare Company, activists staged a Bard-inspired protest.

Living

Buy or die: The survivalist approach to climate doom

Stockpile your way to sustainable living! Haha, just kidding.

Climate & Energy

It is better for the environment if birds do not die prematurely

But when they do die, we can usually learn something.

Food

Ask Umbra: Is it safe to roast turkey in a plastic bag?

A reader frets that her future mother-in-law wants to cook the poultry in plastic. Umbra advises her to keep the peas.

Living

To the bat cave: Desperate measures in a time of ‘peak conservation’

The Nature Conservancy opened the world's first artificial cave for hibernating bats. Cool, right? Also, a little worrisome.

Cities

Susanne Torriente fights to keep ‘America’s Venice’ from slipping into the sea

Fort Lauderdale, a town known for yachts and oceanfront second homes, has some tough decisions ahead as climate change laps at its door.