Climate & Energy

Raise awareness about the Paris climate talks by acting like a rude French person

This Movember, annoy everyone with stereotypically French behavior. It’s the least you could do.

Boiler Maker

Should I heat my house with oil or natural gas?

A homebuyer wonders which filthy fossil fuel will keep her cozy this winter, and Umbra cranks out an answer.


Leather jackets made in labs? This fashion designer wants to make it happen

Meet Suzanne Lee, who's trying to inject some life back into industry -- literally.


Decorative gourds aren’t just supposed to look pretty. Here’s how to cook them

Acorn squash pancakes? Butternut squash bread? Fall just got way more delicious.


An underground park in New York City? These guys are pushing to make it happen

And they have a 5,000 square-foot warehouse to prove it.


Plant breeders and chefs work together to cook up yummier food

Efforts to grow better tasting fruits and vegetables lead to purple tomatoes and spiceless habaneros.


Park Service removes garbage cans from San Francisco beach … to prevent litter

So far, the results are mixed.

Should you be eating fruit foraged from urban landscapes?

A new study has some surprising answers.

Moving to renewable energy would create millions of jobs, study finds

Republican candidates still think jobs and saving the planet are mutually exclusive. They're wrong.