Living

Food

11 ways to fall in love with humble, spicy daikon this winter

How to use this large root in more ways than you thought possible.

Planes, bikes, and pedestrians

Of course Portland wants you to bike to the airport

Cycling to PDX can even offset about 1 percent of your flight's carbon emissions.

Business & Technology

Whatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying car

The Terrafugia Transition will go down in history as the first ever commercially available flying car AND the worst name ever given to a product of any sort.

water music

When a composer wins a Pulitzer for a symphony about sea-level rise, we listen

Composer John Luther Adams won a Pulitzer with an orchestral piece about ... sea-level rise. Here's what he thinks art can say about the environment.

Business & Technology

Why aren’t we all driving hydrogen fuel cell cars?

A reader wonders when hydrogen-powered vehicles will rule the road. Umbra takes a look under the hood.

Living

Aaron Sorkin tackles climate change on “The Newsroom” and … oy

It is not in fact true that we're doomed to face a "catastrophic failure of the planet."

Food

Thanksgiving leftovers? Nah. Turkey empanadas? You bet.

Food that’s not eaten still has a climate impact, after all, and beyond that, pie in the trash in an honest-to-God crime.

Living

Shopping tips for the eco-minded dresser

A reader wonders where to look for the greenest threads. Umbra stitches together a plan.

Living

Join a Buy Nothing group and feel warm ‘n’ fuzzy

The Buy Nothing Project has launched more than 300 local Facebook groups that make it easy for people to share things with their neighbors.

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