Living

Protein Angst

How many of us are vegetarian or vegan?

Check out poll numbers on how many Americans are abstaining from meat, and how often omnivores are eating it.

Green Living Tips

Ask Umbra: What’s the greenest business card?

A reader wonders how to network sustainably. Umbra consults the cards.

Green Home

Damien Hirst to build eco-homes, possibly full of formaldehyde

World’s richest artist Damien Hirst, best known for preserved sharks and diamond-encrusted skulls and having his assistants make all his artwork, apparently owns an obscene amount of land in Ilfracombe parish, Devon, England. And he …

Population

One weird old trick for population control: Aspirin

You may have heard that Rick Santorum financial backer Foster Friess proposed one weird old trick for birth control: an aspirin between the knees. (If you don’t get it, try holding an aspirin between your knees, …

Green Living Tips

Let’s ban toilet paper

Did you know that because of Americans' demand for super-soft TP for our bungholes, 98 percent of the pulp used to make the stuff comes from virgin forests?

Oil

Fair Trade gasoline

You know where your coffee beans come from -- so why not your gasoline? Did your $3.50 a gallon go to prop up our tar-sands-addicted frenemies in Canada?

Video

Insanely catchy song urges you to poop in a bucket

Pooping in a bucket might not save the world, but this is definitely going to be stuck in your head for a while.

Living

Green of hearts: Your last-minute guide to a sustainable Valentine’s Day

Need some last-minute Valentine’s Day inspiration? No worries: We help you celebrate your significant other without hurting your significant Mother (Earth).

Cities

The McMansion trend has peaked

Americans' ideal home size declined to 2,100 square feet from a peak of 2,300, according to real estate research firm Trulia.