Bikes are already pretty near perfect. Here are 5 ways to make them even more visible, safe, and fun.
Next time you trek, pick a route where you're allowed to bring your best bud.
Miles from help and you're bitten by a snake. Now what?
In Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a handful of sturdy, graceless houses faced off against the prevailing winds. We still had no place to sleep.
A California bungalow's living rooms, walls, and roof.
A rafting adventure into the environmental and geologic history of Dinosaur National Monument. (No CGI raptors necessary.)
90 companies around the world have caused nearly two-thirds of all global greenhouse gas emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Age.
Faces of Clean Energy
This energy auditor helps homeowners lower their utility bills. See the different kinds of rewards that come from energy efficiency.
If you like your eating interesting and want to help the planet, it's hard to beat a local pickle--whether or not it's a cuke.
Woe is Us
Uh oh: A giant hornet with a bad temper that can fly at 25 miles per hour and is attracted to the smell of sweat--or fear.
Next Big Thing
A 'shroom-based alternative to Styrofoam; fungi's crucial role in carbon storage; and using oyster mushrooms to "mycoremediate" damage from pesticides and storm runoff.
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Library (2007) is Brooklyn artist Lori Nix's photograph of her ongoing scale-model diorama series "The City," set in an imagined posthuman future.
Misty Copeland is the third African American female soloist in the New York's American Ballet Theatre 74-year history -- and the first in 20 years.
Waterparks have no doubt contributed mightily to humankind's happiness. Just don't try contemplating eternity while straddling a Styrofoam noodle at a swim-up bar.
Forget bulky garbage trucks and moving vans--these two start-ups haul everything by bike
Colorado activists celebrate first-of-their-kind statewide fracking rules.
Around 12 years ago, a friend and I were walking by an abandoned alley in San Francisco, and she asked, 'If you could do anything with this space, what would you do?
Some people have a cat wall calendar and a kitten screen saver at the office; others have a Cathy mug and a Dilbert mouse pad. You, bicycle fiend, have a cubicle full of gadgets upcycled from actual bikes.
On the One Hand
On the one hand: Climate change is depleting the ozone layer, so you need sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays. On the other: Chemicals from washed-off sunscreen are damaging aquatic ecosystems.
In Ireland's Nephin Beg Mountains, the state-owned forestry company Coillte is rewilding roughly 11,000 acres of pine and spruce plantation.
Up to Speed
Environmental news in case you missed it.
It's crucial to expose all American--including low-income urbanites and people of color--to the country's wildest places.
The fearsome European hamster is described by BBC Wildlife as "somewhat laddish" and "bolshy in temperament" (i.e., macho and aggressive). It's also too tasty for it's own good.
Meet Brad Bradley, conservative conservationist, renovator of abused land and Sierra Club Life Member.
It's time to turn that tangle nest of outdated power cords into a handy coaster.