Living

Living

When trees die, so do we

In areas where trees are being killed by beetles, more people are dying from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, according to new research.

Cities

Manhattan micro apartments will come at a high price

New York is moving ahead with its first micro apartment building. But the majority of the units will rent for a premium. Is that what the city needs?

Climate & Energy

Baseball person Derek Jeter to world leaders: Climate change is a thing

Now we're getting somewhere!

Climate & Energy

How to respond to people who say the cold weather disproves global warming

But you really shouldn't bother.

Cities

A be-nice, don’t-hog-the-road guide for cyclists

Transportation Alternatives has a new guide on how to bike within the law, and with courtesy and compassion.

Climate & Energy

140 nations — including the U.S. — agree on treaty to slash use of mercury

The U.N. agreement -- still to be signed -- would cut mercury in power production and common manufacturing processes.

Business & Technology

Baby, you can drive my car: How car sharing teaches us to be good neighbors

Remember when technology was going to shred our social fabric? Well, here’s an example of how it might be doing just the opposite.

Living

Ask Umbra: Should I sell my Exxon stock?

A reader wonders if it’s unethical to hang on to Big Oil stocks, and if shareholder activism does any good. Umbra offers some centsible advice.

Living

Happy MLK Day! Now get off the couch and do the King proud

Today is the only national holiday that is not really a day "off," but a day "on."