8 ideas for Ben & Jerry’s new vegan ice cream flavors

Now that the company has plans to start churning out dairyless ice cream, here are a few flavors we expect to find in the freezer aisle.


You can’t blame immigrants for California’s drought

Xenophobes are trying to seize the drought to push their anti-immigration agenda, but their arguments fall flat.

On the Farm

Haven’t heard Son Little yet? You’re welcome

Watch Son Little perform a stripped-down version of "Cross My Heart" at last year's Pickathon.


Is grass-fed beef better in a drought?

How do you sort out the environmental impact of grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef in a drought? Umbra's got your back (and your flank).


One mom’s fight to make Seattle’s most polluted neighborhood greener

DeVona Lahrman is leading a crusade to get kids more safe places to play outside in the heart of the city's industrial district.


America’s new poet laureate is the son of migrant farmworkers

Herrera's new designation comes at a time when immigration and farmworker rights are very much hot topics across the country.

Business & Technology

Your drawer of old phones is bad for the environment

A new study looks at why stashing phones is a big environmental problem, and the solutions for disposing them responsibly.

Puffin Stuff

Time to awaken your primal desire to hang out with a puffin

The internet has restored puffin-joy (the purest form of joy) to my life and yours!

Climate & Energy

10 things you want to know about human nature if you’re fighting climate change

Here's wisdom gleaned from interviews with dozens of experts in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, economics, and political science.