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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Environmentalism
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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When the Cards of Humanity folks say they’re going to sell you bullshit they mean it

The makers of the wily card game called bullshit on Black Friday -- literally. Now, the poop is in the mail.

Psst, Congress, you have a little food stuck in your Cromnibus

From school lunches to GMOs to cow farts, the effort to fund the federal government came with more than its share of food-related compromises and regulatory trimming.

London’s garden bridge might be even better than NYC’s High Line

The recently approved plans for the bridge have it all, including a community garden and Titanic-inspired outlooks over the water.

Seattle’s unbelievable transportation megaproject fustercluck

Seattle is involved in a slow-motion catastrophe, as construction of a new car-centric tunnel grinds to a halt and cost overruns loom.

How to keep your true love’s headphones from ever getting tangled again

On the fifth day of DIY Christmas, I never had to untangle my headphones again.

Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more

RIP Theo Colborn, a scientist who alerted us to the issue of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Watch these experts use design to push renewable energy forward

At 3 p.m. EST, we're streaming an hour-long discussion about the intersection of design and renewable energy.

Trees are fed up with our carbon, refuse to grow faster

A new study shows that extra CO2 in the atmosphere isn't speeding up rainforest tree growth. Uh oh?

Congress wants you to know that food has nothing (nothing!) to do with the environment

When a group of government-appointed nutritionists tried to warn Americans that their eating choices have consequences, lawmakers bit back.

More women are choosing more effective birth control — here’s why it matters

What a wacky idea -- remove barriers to birth control, and women will choose safe, effective methods of contraception!

This doomed Alaskan village shows just how unprepared we are for climate change

Disappearing beaches, erosion, and buildings toppling into the sea are just a few problems citizens of Shishmaref, AK are dealing with due to climate change.

American cities have bigger things to worry about than gentrification

Gentrification is an issue in only a very small handful of urban neighborhoods, according to a new report. The real problem is areas of "concentrated poverty," which are large and growing.

Frackers can now frack faster on some public lands

A big defense bill that passed last week contained a little provision that will speed up permitting for fracking projects on BLM land.

Watch E.O. Wilson explain the meaning of human existence, in 6 minutes

Notable biologist and big-thinker E.O. Wilson drops the mic on the ways nature and human nature are intertwined.

How to turn a boring old book into a stash box

On the fourth day of DIY Christmas, keep prying eyes away with this secret box camouflaged as a book.

Can I justify a fake Christmas tree?

A reader wants the greenest artificial Christmas tree possible. Umbra gets real.

Reducing food waste takes more than finishing your plate

Wasting less where food is produced is not only good for the planet, but it also helps reduce poverty -- the best way to get at hunger.

Weak deal at Lima climate talks disappoints climate hawks

The U.N. climate summit kicked off with optimism, but fizzled out at the end as countries punted decisions on hot-button topics.

How to make your true love a twee jewelry stand

On the third day of DIY Christmas, you will be delighted by this custom knick-knack stand.

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