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LOVE FOR THE GLOVE

6 things you didn’t know about condoms

Rock and unroll.Photo: OhMiBod It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and you know what that means: time to gird your loins. Here are some wacky prophylactic facts …

It’s the happiness, stupid!

A new documentary about the real wealth of nations — happiness

Money can’t make you happy, they say. Maybe a new kind of economy can?What if GDP stood for Great Domestic Pleasantness? How about an economy …

GOD GETS QUITE IRATE

For the love of God, stop having babies, says U.N.

Having more babies like this one is like jabbing Mother Earth in the eye, says respected international body.Photo: HORIZONThirty billion people on planet Earth by …

Green Giant Press Release

The Green AwardsTM Program Launches to Recognize and Inspire Everyday People Who Are Making the World a More Sustainable Place Survey Finds 97% of Moms …

AN OCEAN OF EMOTION

Climate refugees star in Oscar-nominated ‘Sun Come Up’ [VIDEO]

Photo: Sun Come Up If you’re tracking this year’s green Oscar nominees, another one to watch is Sun Come Up — which could really be …

ASHES TO SPLASHES, DUST TO DUST

Crematorium to heat U.K. swimming pool

An angel just got its water wings.Photo: Tommy KlumkerA town near London plans to warm its new sports center and public pool with heat from …

home is where the start is

Ask Umbra Book Club: Next week the discussion begins about Bill Bryson’s ‘At Home’

Dearest readers, I hope you’re reading this from the warmth of home. If where you are is anywhere like where I am right now, you’re …

flour to the people

How to make sure there will be enough food

We shouldn’t be getting so much of our energy from cornfields.Photo: Ben HusmannToday there are three sources of growing demand for food: population growth; rising …

WHERE’S BILL MURRAY WHEN YOU NEED HIM?

Groundhog Day and climate change: sucky weather for Punxsutawney Phil

We’ll get a tiny shovel for you, Phil.Photo: alemaxaleUpdate: Phil didn’t see his shadow, so supposedly we’re in for a short winter. Thanks, climate change! …