Living

put a (nuva) ring on it

No, really, your birth control is supposed to be free now

Some insurance providers still aren't eliminating copays for birth control, and that's dumb.

Living

John Oliver reminds us that Mother’s Day is a ridiculous sham

Quit with the flimflam and support politicians who make mothers' lives easier.

Cities

Local public library going to shit? Some people are starting their own

New York City libraries are as popular as ever, but they are falling apart. A few New Yorkers are starting libraries their own.

Food

New York’s beloved hot dogs are becoming a lot greener

But not in the way you might expect.

Climate & Energy

These composers put climate change across the globe to music

You’ll definitely get goosebumps when you hear the crescendo of climate change across the globe.

Climate & Energy

Should I source my home power from renewable energy?

A reader wonders whether "green tags" are as good as solar or wind power. Umbra does a little clean energy 'splainin'.

Living

Let’s get over the whole “toilet to tap” thing, shall we?

Drinking recycled sewage water could become the new norm in Cali because it just makes sense.

We graded the feds on their environmental justice programs — here’s how they fared

Each year, government agencies report on what they've done to protect overburdened communities from environmental harms. Some do better than others.

Living

Cops still have no clue how to deal with sexual harassment on public transit

World: Women don't need another reason to feel like their safety in public spaces doesn't matter.