Business & Technology

the shipping blues

Container ship, here’s what you’ve been missing all your life: An enormous sail

Installing wind devices could cut container ship fuel use by more than 10 percent, according to one expert.

Human/Nature

If you think technology has no place in the national parks, think again

From smartphones to webcams, technology could help us understand — and appreciate — parks in the coming century.

Queer Eye For The Farm Guy

Lesbian farmers are taking over the country, if you believe Rush Limbaugh

The frothy-mouthed radio personality painted a dystopian picture of our agricultural future on his show last week. (Actually, it sounds OK.)

#notallsolarprojects

Why some enviros are cheering the death of a solar project

A coalition of local residents, businesses, and even National Park Service officials opposed the proposed project near the Mojave.

A good ban is hard to find

Is a fracking ban a good idea?

Calls for a complete prohibition on fracking are getting stronger, but not all climate advocates are on board.

oh snap and dividend

California cap-and-trade program faces major hurdles

State lawmakers passed an ambitious climate bill, but it might be undermined.

the root of all evil

Climate change will cost millennials more than student debt or the Great Recession

Young people will be $187,000 poorer thanks to our rapidly changing planet.

space invaders

Police are finally catching cars that veer too close to bicyclists

11 cities are using this nifty sonar device to measure the distance between bikes and cars.

it's a wonderful world

This California couple uses more water than all of the homes in Los Angeles

Lynda and Stewart Resnick built a billion-dollar megafarming empire.