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Video game based on Thoreau’s ‘Walden’ promises to be extremely ironic

Thoreau went to the woods because he wished to live deliberately and suck all the marrow out of life. But if you don’t want to go outside to do that, don’t worry: The Walden experience now comes in video game …

Biking

Umbra’s second helpings: Keeping your skirt out of your bike chain

Concerned that your frills could get hung up in the works? Our beloved eco-advice columnist, Umbra Fisk, is here to help.

Living

The coolest church you’ve ever seen is inside an 800-year-old tree

This oak tree in Allouville-Bellefosse, France, up near the country’s north coast, has been alive for at least 800 years. In the late 1600s, a bolt of lightening hollowed out the center, but the tree survived and kept putting out …

Living

Oh rot: It’s harvest time on the worm farm

Eight months ago, our fearless green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, brought a bucket of worms into her home. They’ve made some beautiful compost for her, but how to extract it?

Politics

Speak up! Young people need to be heard at the Earth Summit

This is an opportunity, one youth leader says, for those energized by the street and internet democracy that has proliferated in recent years to bring their voices to the table with world leaders.

Living

SUV with built-in stationary bike: It’s like biking to work, except stupid as hell

Introducing the most bougie car possible: the Becker Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Living

Teen makes prom dress out of 5,000 soda can tabs

This Colorado high school junior spent five months making the dress.

Transportation

President Bartlet wants you to go for a walk

If you worked in President Bartlet’s White House, you would not have to worry about dying an early death from sitting all day, because the West Wing staffers are always walking! And talking! And walk-and-talking! About things like how no …

Living

Generation Anthropocene: Students grapple with our global impact

Scientists say humans have become a geologic force on a massive scale, like an asteroid strike or an ice age. What do we do now?