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The little cacti that could

Move over corn. Cacti can power cars, too

Cacti and other plants that thrive in arid landscapes could be the future of biofuels, according to new research.

deep sea chive

So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not!

They're already producing strawberries, basil, and lettuce -- all at 20 feet below sea level.

Food

Happy Canada Day! There are needles in my potato

Who could be planting needles in Canadian potatoes? Those goddamn, water-loving environmentalists are suspected!

Business & Technology

Who protects electronic workers from toxic chemicals?

Inside the story of the hundreds of lawsuits filed against IBM in the late 1990s on behalf of cancer-stricken workers.

Babe Alert!

Celebrate Independence Day with these rad women (and popsicles)

There's no better conversation starter than the sick things that women are doing in all the many green spheres that we love.

goo goo g' joob

Shell will be allowed to pester walruses in the Arctic, but not as much as it would like

The Obama administration is putting a few restraints on the company's Arctic drilling plans, but not nearly enough, say green activists.

Science

Ocean acidification: Not just for oceans anymore!

Rivers are acidifying, too, and baby salmon are struggling.

Living

Mary Iverson makes climate change paintings that are actually cool

The Seattle artist chats about what's really so appealing about shipping containers, and why we need more women in art.

Water flowing underground

This amazing map is a guide to San Francisco’s hidden waterways

A new map shows where you can catch glimpses of San Francisco's original watershed system underneath the urban skin.

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