Living

Living

Can I just dump old beauty products down the drain?

Oh, what to do with all those old shampoos? Umbra knows, and soon you shall too.

PENN IS MIGHTIER

This 14-year-old will fix the planet before she graduates

Maya Penn is an eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and environmentalist. So, you know, don't feel bad about your life or anything.

Family tradition

I went on TV and told the world about my creepy green habit

On being mortified on MSNBC.

Hard out here for a shrimp

Get ready for endlessly gross shrimp, thanks to climate change

According to a new study out of Sweden, ocean acidification is changing how shrimp taste.

Foam party

Rejoice! New York is the biggest city to ban foam packaging

Now the only New York City takeout leftovers will be your Kung Pao.

Business & Technology

Smart pedals help you find your stolen bike

These high-tech pedals alert you if your bike has moved, and tell you where it's gone, via a tracking app on your smartphone.

Living

This horror film is about K-Cups

K-Cups are an incredibly stupid invention. This video shows the terror of bad coffee habits left unchecked.

Plane Speak

Planes have nobody but themselves to blame for making it harder to fly

Not only are the emissions from your transatlantic flight to Rome gassing the climate -- they're also making it harder for that same flight to get off the ground in the first place.

Cities

Why death won’t keep me from biking in the city

Our streets weren't designed to accommodate bikes and cars together, but with work, we can get there.