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How Humans Can Engineer Wilder Cities With the Help of Animals

Look around your city. You’ll see pigeons, rats, maybe a few raccoons. But the typical array of urban wildlife is about to become incredibly …

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Scientists identify the single most lightning-struck spot on Earth

Think lightning never strikes twice? Don't test your luck by standing on this spot.<p>Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has long been known for its high …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

What a glass of wine a day does to your body

We explore the risks and benefits of the time-honored daily drink of the grape.<p>We are a species that loves our fermented grapes. We’ve been making …

Pay it forward: the New Zealand town where your time is a currency

When the port town of Lyttleton was devastated by a series of earthquakes, time banking helped the community harness the resources to rebuild<p>The port town of Lyttelton in New Zealand is best known for its beautiful landscapes and as a major trade gateway to the South Island. What visitors to the …

Do you know about bioregional eating?

Eating bioregionally is gaining in popularity. Here's what you need to know, including how it differs from the locavore moment.<p>There's a growing …

Americans Waste Billions Of Tons Of Food. This Congresswoman Is Doing Something About It.

Food waste is a big problem in the United States — nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the country is wasted each year, costing consumers $161 …

7 overnight breakfast casseroles for an easy Christmas morning

Whether your Christmas morning is hectic or relaxing, having most of Christmas breakfast put together the night before makes sense. You can wake up …

'The Total Dog Manual' walks you through every aspect of caring for a dog

Everything you ever wanted to know about dogs (including things you didn't know you need to know!) is in one handy book.<p>As a dog owner, how many …

How to Grow Fresh Veggies With the Winter Upon Us

If you grow your own fresh fruit and vegetables, the thought of winters arrival can be daunting. Well, it needn’t. While our overall production may …

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Pepsi is launching a new kind of Gatorade in 2016

Al Carey, the CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, said that the company would debut an organic version of the sports drink next year.<p>"It's a consumer interest," Carey said at Beverage Digest's Future Smarts conference on Monday. "I think they're very interested in non-GMO and organic, and to the …

Canned Canadian air sells out in smog-choked China

Alberta-sourced air is a hot commodity in a country grappling with oppressive air pollution.<p>What started out last year as something of a …

Take the Fahrenheit Pledge

In the next week, with the Paris climate conference underway, millions of Americans will hear and read news stories about global warming. They'll hear that allowing global average temperatures to increase by more than 2°C would be dangerous, that nations of the world have pledged to keep warming …

Time to Unleash Our Secret Weapon Against Climate Change: Farmers

"No nation is immune to climate change," remarked President Obama at last year's Climate Summit. But climate change does not treat all nations equally. Studies consistently show that the countries that have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions, that is, the poorest nations in the …

Here's Everything You Need to Know About That Big Climate Deal

<i>The story was originally published by</i> Grist <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i>The Paris Agreement to address climate …

30 Veggie Stuffings and Sides for Your Holiday Dinner

The entrée may get the starring role in any holiday dinner but it’s the side dishes that get us all excited. There may be one or two entrées but the …

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7 ways to whiten teeth naturally

Skip the abrasive chemicals in teeth whiteners and reach for some pineapple instead.<p>If your teeth have been looking less than pearly white lately, …

How to make an orange pomander

This easy craft will make the holidays smell sweet.<p>I remember making spiced pomander balls for Christmas presents as a Girl Scout years ago. We …

Foraged food is safe to eat, at least in Boston

New study eases concerns about the level of contamination in wild edibles in urban settings.<p>Several years ago, when blogger Matt Hickman wrote about …

$1 a gallon gas? Sure, but there are consequences

When gas prices nosedive, people travel more in bigger cars — and public transit takes a hit.<p>Gas prices are continuing to plunge, and you can buy a …

The Unexpected Places Where Endangered Wildlife Are Thriving

We all know that wildlife only thrives in pristine, natural environments, right?<p>Not so fast. It turns out that cities can be just as good for some …

Highest concentrations of Fukushima radiation in U.S. waters detected near San Francisco

Years after onset of the nuclear disaster, radiation is still making its way across the Pacific.<p>Fears that ocean currents might carry Fukushima …

How the billionaire creator of 5-Hour Energy plans to save the world

Manoj Bhargava is investing 99 percent of his $4 billion fortune on the world's biggest issues.<p>Manoj Bhargava may not be a household name, but his …

The Japanese Barely Eat Whale. So Why Do They Keep Whaling?

After World War II shattered Japan’s economy, food was scarce and meat especially so. So General Douglas MacArthur, who effectively ruled Japan …

Keep these 6 foods out of the freezer

Freezing certain foods can cause them to spoil, lose nutritional value or even break apart.<p>On long winter days, it's nice to sidle up to your freezer …

19 inspiring ideas for easy DIY terrariums

It's no secret that a thriving collection of houseplants can do wonders for improving your indoor air quality, but if you're looking for something a …

Beyond Food: The Real Meaning of Organic

The term “organic” has become more prevalent, even in the workout scene. <b>People love the idea of minimalist workouts that are simple, raw, and in</b> …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Dunkin' Donuts Announces Timeline for Sourcing 100% Cage-Free Eggs

Dunkin’ Donuts, with The Humane Society of the United States, today announced a commitment to source 100 percent cage-free eggs for eggs used in its …

Experiencing nature makes us more likely to save it

Study suggests that the way to change behavior is less about politics and more about the message.<p>We've all seen the studies that show that spending …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …