Living

Sustainable Business

Budget-friendly hotel chains also have the smallest carbon footprints

When choosing an environmentally friendly hotel chain, the best indicator probably isn’t whether the place asks you to hang up your towels if you don’t want them replaced each day. According to a new analysis …

Living

Multinational food companies sell everything, from polo shirts to tampons

Imagine that this past weekend, you went out in New York City and bought a new pair of fancy Diesel Jeans. Then, because you were feeling good, you indulged in a KitKat bar. You forgot …

Living

Ask Umbra: Where’s the best place to ride out climate change?

A reader asks where she should move to be best positioned for the coming eco-apocalypse. Umbra gives her a realty check.

Population

Colbert mocks group that blames immigrants for climate change

"It's always an immigrant who's cutting my grass with an exhaust-spewing lawnmower," says Stephen Colbert as he rips apart ads that criticize immigrants for increasing their carbon footprints.

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra at 10: Warm, weird anniversary wishes from our readers

As our beloved eco-advice columnist Umbra Fisk celebrates her 10th anniversary, an outpouring, nay, a veritable green tsunami of love letters rolls into the office. Rest assured that the feeling is mutual.

Pollution

Six Flags’ Magic Mountain caught polluting a California river

Most folks associate Six Flags’ Magic Mountain with water parks, games, and thrilling roller coasters. Turns out the amusement park produces more than just smiles and old fashioned family fun — a whole mess of …

Green Living Tips

10 green topics worth losing sleep over

Sage advice on cloth vs. disposable diapers, vampire appliances, toxic shower curtains, and more -- all from Grist’s beloved Umbra Fisk, who celebrates 10 years of doling out tips on eco-friendly livin'.

Living

First-ever video from INSIDE the Northern Lights!

To achieve this Herculean feat, GoPro launched cameras on helium weather balloons, capturing images from 100,000 feet above Alaska.

Living

New SUV sales technique: Add a little Posh Spice

In this age of high gas prices, auto executives have caught on that the only way to sell people on a gas-guzzling SUV is … hey, look over there! It's a Spice Girl!