Living

Living

Koalas don’t need your mittens, thanks

After record-breaking fires hit Australia, an emergency call went out: Injured koalas need mittens to protect their burned paws! Don't dig out the sewing machine just yet.

Living

Why reproductive rights in the U.S. are a lot like your high school ex

Is your state more of a Tracy Flick or a Jordan Catalano?

Soil Money

Scientists dig up a new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Another day, another miracle drug found in the dirt.

Living

Can I just dump old beauty products down the drain?

Oh, what to do with all those old shampoos? Umbra knows, and soon you shall too.

PENN IS MIGHTIER

This 14-year-old will fix the planet before she graduates

Maya Penn is an eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and environmentalist. So, you know, don't feel bad about your life or anything.

Family tradition

I went on TV and told the world about my creepy green habit

On being mortified on MSNBC.

Hard out here for a shrimp

Get ready for endlessly gross shrimp, thanks to climate change

According to a new study out of Sweden, ocean acidification is changing how shrimp taste.

Foam party

Rejoice! New York is the biggest city to ban foam packaging

Now the only New York City takeout leftovers will be your Kung Pao.

Business & Technology

Smart pedals help you find your stolen bike

These high-tech pedals alert you if your bike has moved, and tell you where it's gone, via a tracking app on your smartphone.