The Chesapeake Bay's sad state has yielded on positive result: the bay ecosystem inspired the University of Maryland's "WaterShed" house, which won the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon over the weekend. You can take a tour of the house above. …
MacArthur "genius award"-winner Shwetak Patel talks about a future where your house tracks your energy consumption -- and your every move.
"I'm not afraid to say I'm a skeptic about [climate change]." -- Rick Perry, ladies and gentlemen. So fearless. A Bloomberg investigation found that Koch Industries has paid bribes to obtain contracts and sold Iran petrochemical equipment, in violation of the …
A reader wonders what to do with an expired car seat. Umbra buckles down.
The best way to slow growth is ensuring that people can make choices about childbearing. But fertility rates remain high where women's status is low.
World population doubled in the last half-century to nearly 7 billion people. To address population growth, we need to advance and secure women's rights.
Over the past 50 years, the growth rate of the global population has slowed, but our overall numbers keep going up and up. Check out video explainers.
Trees, man! They produce oxygen, they cool the planet, they make you smarter, and it turns out they also make your house worth more. It's like a Shel Silverstein book or something.