There are tons of things you can grow in the fall and winter to keep up a source of fresh, homegrown goodies.
There's something about butterflies that we seem to find captivating. Maybe it's their beauty, paired with their extreme delicacy; it seems amazing that creatures with such vivid colors and elegant, floating flight can be so fragile. Perhaps it's all the myths that have accompanied butterflies for
We took a look at some cool uses for cardboard recently, but this may actually take the cake. Architect Shigeru Ban built an entire house out of cardboard tubes, putting new meaning to the idea of recycling cardboard. The house, situated on Yakushima Island in Japan, has a rather remarkable story
Compost: everybody's doing it, or they should be. Food waste is a major contributor to landfills, which is why some cities are starting to get aggressive about requiring composting, with their own municipal composting services. Some individuals are taking the initiative themselves to get their food
For years, people have been aspiring to the biggest house possible; the mark of success in the United States is, after all, a sprawling manse with multiple bedrooms and baths, a swath of bright green lawn, and a swingset in the backyard. It used to be that the more money you had, the bigger you
John Upton at Grist has a report on two important bills in California that stand to substantially increase the market for solar energy in the state. The already forward-thinking state is adding to its environmental reputation substantially with this legislation, which will hopefully be picked up
Whether it's star-lit dining al fresco, summer Saturdays splashing around the pool or cocktails by a crackling fire, making the most of our outdoor spaces has become more popular and more possible than ever before. An impressive 94 percent of respondents to a recent survey of the American Society of Landscape Architects predicted outdoor living spaces -- kitchens and entertainment areas, especially -- would be popular choices in new homes and remodels for 2013.
If you pay for garbage service, getting that monthly bill can sting, especially with prices rising across the US in response to rising costs for handling fees and programs intended to encourage people to cut down on their waste production. The agony is even worse when you don't just pay for it: