American teenagers simply don't drive as much as they used to. But should we really chalk it up to the internet and the digital revolution?
I rode the Seattle streetcar today with my nearly two-year-old daughter. It was her first “school” field trip, and her classmates had been excited about …
A reader wants to know if urban dirt is safe for growing food. Is there lead in that urban farm salad? Umbra investigates and gives some savvy tips.
As August draws to a close, we face a somber, sobering anniversary. Five years ago, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans …
Jersey Shore's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is one of pop culture's biggest names right now. But will this orange star ever be green?
As a general -- and generally very reliable -- rule, songs about green issues suck. Which makes it that much more refreshing to find this fun and catchy anthem about electric vehicles from the band They Might Be Giants. Won't you take this song for a ride?
Skinless frankfurters, laying-hen lessons, fat recycling -- the Obama administration could take a few tips from propagandizing presidencies past.
August marks a rich point in summer with food bursting on the vine. This week, the Urbivore salts and cooks an eggplant; as things get sizzling, she takes a closer look at nonstick cookware.
It's pretty lame that cars "own" most roads in America, which is why we're such fans of spontaneous street art that aims to take them back for bikes and pedestrians. Especially when it's as clever as this.