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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.

How eco-awful is your Christmas tree? Experts are split

Tree farms might soak up lots of carbon, but some critics still think renting a potted tree is better.

Peace in a pod: How tiny apartments could reshape the big city

Microhousing promises the kind of density essential for building sustainable cities -- but it doesn't always go over smoothly with the neighbors.

Public transit use is up — again!

For the seventh consecutive quarter, millions more Americans rode trains, subways, and buses.