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Organic Food

Pro hockey player loves organic food and worms

Andrew Ference plays defense for the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, so you'd think he'd be a meathead who mostly drinks beer and scratches his balls. But it turns out he shops with his kids at Whole Foods like …

Living

Mailbox-sized libraries bring book-lending right to your yard

Running a library is easier than you think. Forget the degree in library and information science and the carefully chosen prudish getups with easy-pull ripcords that turn them into sexy outfits. All you need is a box on a stick …

Living

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, whose ingenious construction allows it …

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 can.

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 not nest in an abandoned …

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 massive environmental art project. Sonja …