A new research project from Stanford University bumps solar's do-gooder powers to a whole new level.
Growing herbs in your backyard or on your roof is all very well and good, if you have a backyard or a roof. But what if you live in a shitty little apartment that doesn’t even have a balcony? Well, …
Frank Knight spent decades keeping Herbie, New England’s tallest elm tree, alive. The tree lived for 217 years and under Knight’s care survived 14 bouts of Dutch Elm diseases. Two years ago, the tree had to come down. At the …
A reader seeks a book's worth of green living advice. Umbra searches the stacks.
We're definitely hurtling towards doom, but take heart: At least the world isn't going to end for a stupid reason like "Mayan prophecy."
Finding a good, green wedding present can be quite the commitment. Umbra vows to help out.
In today’s “shit you can’t afford even though it’s made of garbage” news: genuinely gorgeous, if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it patio furniture made from recycled food and drink packaging.
Can Melinda Gates do for family planning what Al Gore did for climate change? She has decided to make birth control her signature issue.
Including family planning and reproductive health in the Earth Summit agenda should be a no-brainer.