Best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen endorses Barack Obama, citing his environmental track record.
An urban-planning think tank pops up for one day in San Francisco, sharing fun ideas like fruit fences and "garden urinals."
! great object lesson in why conscientiousness alone is not enough to change people’s habits.
A reader asks if the Greeks can be convinced to recycle. Umbra says listen up, Kappa Kappa Gamma, it’s time to get with the earth lovin’ programma.
A Guardian columnist says we should champion big companies like McDonald's for pushing small green habits on consumers. We're not so sure.
Gary, Indiana: It’s not all Music Man. The sustainability chief tells us what it’s like doing environmental work in a shuttered, post-apocalyptic town.
The Ukrainian Navy is supposedly training dolphins to kill people. This is not the first time dolphins have been used in military strategy, but it is probably the most violent task that's been asked of them. Now that's what we …
We blew it. We gave you detergent recipes that might bake your love spuds. Here’s one that (we sincerely hope) will not.
At first blush, makeup seems too toxic to even bother with. Umbra's here with fresh ways to freshen up.