Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Signs of movement

Heather Smith (on Twitter, @strangerworks) is interested in the various ways that humans try to save the environment: past, present, and future.

buggin' out

The 4 most scandalous charges against Volkswagen

New York's lawsuit paints the car company as one big pajama party of deception.

You get a bus and you get a bus!

“Tiny buses for everyone!” says Elon Musk

Tesla has a new master plan, now that everything else is going so well.

bright spot

Obama tries to revive a grassroots solar program

Now it should be easier for homeowners to put panels on their roofs.

Election Guide ★ 2016

Launching the cleantech space race: A preflight checklist for candidates

From exporting cleantech to upgrading the grid, here’s how to kickstart the renewable revolution.

More like "car-driving selves"

What’s the point of self-driving cars if you still have to drive them?

Tesla's Autopilot mode isn't actually meant to auto-pilot, the company says.

Business & Technology

Trader Joe’s: Looks adorable, passes gas like a climate villain

The EPA just dinged the chain for its criminally leaky refrigerators.

Business & Technology

Tesla wants to be your renewable energy everything

Elon Musk wants to buy SolarCity, but Wall Street's not having it.

Jerkstorm alert

The weather is throwing thunderstorm tantrums

Yet another reason that coal dust is not your friend.

Cities

Fancy streetlights save a lot of energy but steal your sleep

LED streetlights sound like a great idea. But there's a hitch.