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How to turn one piece of recycled cloth into 14 outfits and a bag

So the Lorax movie may be effing up left and right, but take heart, nostalgia-trippers: you can still own a real-life Thneed! The Versalette is a cylinder of domestically sourced, domestically made, recycled, organic fabric, …

Living

The Oscar goes to … ‘Tar Sands: The Movie’?

This year's Oscars didn't exactly move the climate conversation forward. But can you imagine a world where luminaries like George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, and Matt Damon lend their powers to "Tar Sands: The Movie?" We …

Green Home

How to turn an abandoned oil silo into an awesome sustainable home

Once we either kick oil for good or descend into Mad Maxish fuel-based anarchy, you’re going to want to set up a pretty good personal Thunderdome. And if we’re way past peak oil anyway, why …

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: Is it bad to leave chargers plugged in?

A reader seeks clarification on energy-sucking phone and laptop chargers. Umbra divulges the juicy truth.

Election 2012

Does Santorum think the pope is a ‘radical environmentalist’?

Rick Santorum presents himself as a devout Catholic, but on the issue of climate change, he strays far from the pope's teachings.

Living

Right-wingers and greens agree: The Lorax movie sucks balls

Between commie brainwashing and Mazda pandering, Fox News and greens agree: The Lorax movie sucks.

Living

Giant snow art turns the ground into a canvas

Sometimes it’s nice to stop worrying about the fate of the planet and just appreciate it for its beauty — and it doesn’t hurt if its beauty is slightly enhanced by being part of a …

Living

Scientists resurrect 30,000-year-old plants — and they can still bear fruit

Man, I can barely raise a plant from a seedling without killing it, and scientists have managed to grow viable plants out of seeds from 29,000 B.C.? So unfair.

Living

Attention drunkards: Please dispose of your Mardi Gras beads in a responsible manner

DRUNK PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS! We know you need that plastic flotsam in order to see some boobs, because of I guess longstanding tradition dating back to before you could see boobs on the internet …