Living

Living

We can’t ignore the ugly fact of forced sterilizations in the U.S.

We talked with the filmmaker behind "No Más Bebés," a documentary on the forced sterilization of Latina women at a California hospital in the 1970s.

Cities

Garbage-detecting vultures tackle Lima’s trash problem

As the saying goes, the early bird gets la basura.

Living

Mushroom burial suit turns dead bodies into clean compost

Meet the Infinity Burial Suit.

Living

5 percent of polluters create 90 percent of toxic emissions. Guess where they’re located?

A new study shows "toxic outliers" more likely to be located in communities of color.

When a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s moves in, there goes the neighborhood

Fancy grocery stores drive up housing prices and drive out low-income residents.

What to know about the Zika virus outbreak, El Nino, and climate change

Scientists say a "perfect storm" of biological, economic, and climatic events triggered the epidemic.

Contain Your Excitement

What kind of to-go containers should I use at my new restaurant?

A budding eco-restaurateur wonders what her options are for to-go containers, so advice maven Umbra Fisk pulls up a seat at La Table du Leftovers.

Driverless cars: Utopian idea could lead to commute from Hell

Billions are being invested in autonomous vehicles. But is that a good thing?

Living

Moving to a new city? Now’s the perfect time to upgrade your habits

A new study shows that it might be easier to adopt more eco-friendly habits after a major life transition.