Living

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.

Climate & Energy

David Roberts talks fracking on MSNBC’s ‘Up With Chris Hayes’

It's not often a cable TV show hosts a smart, in-depth discussion of energy issues. David Roberts takes part in that rare episode on a recent "Up With Chris Hayes."

Food

Study finds ‘widespread seafood fraud’ at restaurants

Almost 40 percent of tested fish in New York City were mislabeled, with endangered or toxic varieties being served instead of what's listed on the menu.