Living

Living

I Am Not a Virgin makes cute clothes out of beer bottles and yogurt cups

These are maybe the most attractive “green” clothes we have ever seen: They’re trendy, they make your ass look good (or at least they make her ass look good), and they’re made in part from recycled glass bottles.

Living

Plucking delicious: Last-minute foraging for a dinner party

Grist's green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, picked a foraging theme for a small dinner party with friends. Here's what she cooked up.

Living

The greenest Fourth of July

Fireworks displays are powered by fossil fuels and chemicals. Luckily, nature offers a captivating green alternative: lightning bugs.

Animals

Do fireworks kill birds?

An illegal fireworks display in Arkansas killed up to 5,000 red-winged blackbirds, but is that sort of carnage likely to happen where you live?

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: Who doesn’t celebrate the Fourth of July with rats and dandruff?

Readers launch a volley of questions at our green advice columnist. She responds with a veritable anthem of eco-smarts.

Living

These amazing lamps are made of salt

If Daniel McDonald’s Shio lamps didn’t cost $475 and up, they could do double duty seasoning your food or attracting deer. At this price point, you probably want to preserve them, unless you’re Tony Stark or something — but the …

Politics

Health care and sustainability, part deux: More …

Reax to the Supreme Court's ruling from Van Jones, Alex Steffen, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, and Gary Hirshberg.

Politics

Health care and sustainability: Experts weigh in on ruling

Terry Tempest Williams, Raj Patel, Richard Heinberg, James Howard Kunstler, and Gary Cohen on the Supreme Court's landmark decision.

Population

A male birth control dudes might actually use

You know what doesn’t do a lot to help reduce unwanted births? Putting women in sole charge of contraception, then making it nigh-impossible for them to exercise any reproductive freedom. We could improve sex ed, affordability of birth control pills, …