Shelf Improvement

These simple steps will make your refrigerator work better

Advice maven Umbra Fisk serves up some advice on saving money and energy in the kitchen.

Climate & Energy

Oil train derails, erupts in flames in Oregon

These ticking time bombs regularly run through the Pacific Northwest.


John Kerry just cannot with Donald Trump’s climate plan

The Secretary of State did not mince words on a recent MSNBC appearance.

Climate & Energy

What’s headed our way this hurricane season? Let us explain.

Climate change is linked to less predictable and more severe storms -- but it's still complicated.


Ohio purges thousands of black voters from voting rolls

Watch out for voter suppression in the swing state.


We’re facing down drug-resistant infections. What happens next?

The UTI of your worst nightmares could become reality, thanks to Big Farm and Big Pharma. Something’s gotta give.


McCain’s reelection campaign focuses on … chemtrails

Things are getting weird in Arizona.

Vitamin Eek

Is it safe to eat veggies grown near a busy city street?

Umbra Fisk offers advice to a city-dweller who's eager to plant a garden, but worried about the toxic effects of nearby traffic.

Climate & Energy

Are plastic-bag bans good for the climate?

It turns out that paper bags might actually have a bigger carbon footprint than plastic ones.