On the Northern California coastline, the ocean is swallowing up a former garbage dump -- a sign of Mother Nature’s power, sure, and a reminder of our wasteful ways.
The spread of hantavirus among mice appears to be an unpleasant side effect of climate change.
Scientists who exposed mice to BPA at low-level, consistent doses found that it caused genetic and behavioral changes that persisted for generations.
A reader wants to find a sustainable alternative to her dog's disposable pee pads. Umbra sniffs around for an answer.
The average boy partakes in two minutes of “vigorous activity” each day. The average girl, just one minute. The solution is right down the street.
We're rinsing off an Ask Umbra classic about power showers.
The EPA suspects that Disney Studios may have introduced carcinogenic chromium 6 into the regional water supply.
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Emma Marris, author of "Rambunctious Garden," challenged noted conservationist E.O. Wilson by arguing that we should learn to value all types of nature -- human-altered places as well as pristine landscapes.