A Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans

While the majority of blue jeans are dyed with synthetically produced indigo, researchers at the University of California have potentially discovered a way to make the process more eco-friendly—and the answer is bacteria. Instead of adding to the many chemicals (including formaldehyde) released during the now-traditional practice, scientists created a strain of E. coli bacteria which only needs to have an enzyme added to dye …

Gift Guide: Green Valentine’s Day

A collection of lush-hued presents to give your favorite humans

Whether you buy into Valentine’s Day or not, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as giving your favorite person—or people—a gift that’s just right for them. Because green is one of our favorite colors and because it’s associated with growth and a sense of calm (plus it’s the color of envy and money), we decided to gather some of the best gifts in the hue for …

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Green Thumb

From tools to tomes, present ideas for expert gardeners and succulent-killers alike

Whether buying for an expert gardener who has acres of backyard or an apartment-dwelling succulent-killer, there’s something for every kind of plant enthusiast this season. From beautiful watering cans that double as vases, to traditional Japanese gardening tools and even books about plants (for those with the heart but not the touch, regarding taking care of greenery), our gift guide for green thumbs—of all skill …