Climate & Energy

Ghana will soon be home to the largest solar farm in Africa

The 155-megawatt solar plant in western Ghana is expected to be the fourth-largest in the world when it's completed in 2015.


Scot who stood up to Trump development deservedly named ‘Top Scot’

Michael Forbes has fought Donald Trump's obnoxious plans to build a golf course in Scotland, winning him the praise of every living human, or at least every living Scot.


The Blue book on bikes: Everything you need to know and then some

Bike blogger/evangelist Elly Blue has written the perfect introduction to bicycling for newbies.


Traffic signals for cyclists pop up nationwide

Traffic lights specifically designed for bike-riders provide a little more time to pedal through big, complex intersections.


This lamp tells you the weather by puffing out clouds in your house

It's a lamp that tells you what the weather is. We don't understand how it works but we would buy one.

Climate & Energy

Is it just us, or does it seem a little warm for December?

It's December, the time of year when you just want to huddle up with a roaring fire to provide comfort from the … unseasonably warm temperatures outside.


Ask Umbra: Are wrinkle-free shirts treated with toxic chemicals?

A reader wonders about the toxicity of her husband's non-iron shirts. Umbra straightens her out.


Are trendy homesteaders clueless about class differences?

Gardening and sewing clothes aren't just activities for hipsters. They've long been practiced by the poor.


Hundreds of cyclists demand safer Austin streets

Cyclists rode en masse to the Texas State Capitol following several hit-and-runs in recent weeks.