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Here are our reading recs to kick off six months of hibernation.

If you’re not planning to move your body for the foreseeable future, might as well keep the brain limber.

the steaks have never been higher

Grass-fed beef sales jumped 40 percent in 2015.

People bought a lot more grass-fed beef last year. The climate implications are ... uncertain.

Full steam ahead

What kind of water heater is greenest?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk warms to the topic and assesses the options.

bicycle rights

Cyclists and walkers are building their own bike lanes and crosswalks.

You can get a lot done with traffic cones and reflective tape.

Swamp Things

You may be familiar with food deserts, but have you heard of a food swamp?

Beverly Grant of Mo Betta Green MarketPlace in Denver explains the difference between a food swamp and a food oasis.

green thumb

Lawns are for suckers. Plant a garden — for the climate!

A new study finds home gardening could make major contributions to fighting climate change.

gas gripes

Gas shortages hit the Southeast after a major pipeline leak in Alabama.

A pipeline spill exposes the folly of not investing in mass transit.

It takes poo to tango

A new car from Toyota runs on a very renewable resource: human waste.

The Toyota Mirai is powered by hydrogen fuel, which can be made from poop.

Do Your Job

Yeah, Zika’s still a thing — so why won’t Congress pass funding to fight it?

The CDC estimates up to 10,300 pregnant women will contract Zika before year's end. Come on, Congress.