From farm to table, we’re losing tons of food

Forty percent of the food grown in the U.S. is trashed -- and a lot of it is still perfectly edible.

Climate & Energy

Energy prices are the most volatile prices in the country

Data from the Consumer Price Index shows how the natural-gas boom is leading to lower prices for Americans.


The EPA tightens limits on soot, predicting huge health benefits

Nice that the government can take regulatory action in the face of lobbying to keep people alive sometimes, isn't it?


Greenpeace has pressured Levi’s into making its jeans less toxic

Levi's is always talking about how eco-friendly it is. Now it's going to actually to try to not pump poison into the ground.


Global life expectancies increase as infectious diseases and hunger wane

But now more people are growing obese and getting diseases like cancer and diabetes.


Apocalypse-ready German designer makes tiny houses from dumpsters

The world is coming to an end but don't worry. We can all live in dumpsters in Germany.


Umbra’s second helpings: Saving money on your heating bill [VIDEO]

A reader wants to cut down on his winter electricity bill. Umbra warms up.


Pesticide chemicals linked to food allergies

A new study suggests a link between rising food allergies and our ubiquitous and beloved pesticides.


New Yorkers create three pounds of garbage per person per day

That's actually a pound less than in 2000.