Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Musk’s new Tesla gets extra credit in respected auto test

The Model S P85D scored a logically impossible 103 out of 100 in a Consumer Reports evaluation.


Rechargeable batteries: Which are the most eco-friendly?

There are many ways to juice your gadgets without throwing away mountains of dead batteries. Umbra charges through the options.


People are still living in FEMA’s toxic Katrina trailers — and they likely have no idea

Our map shows the formaldehyde-laced trailers went on an odd journey, and our reporter explains why.

The Ambassador

Sweden’s oceans ambassador fights for a sustainable blue economy

Lisa Emelia Svensson wants to figure out the value of the seas.


Would you like fecal matter with that? There’s nasty stuff in your burger

The good news? Sustainably raised beef is less likely to contain poop or drugs.

Lying Flyers and the Liars Who Mail Them

Big Oil hates a California climate bill so much that it’s telling outright lies about it

An oil industry front group is sending out fliers claiming that a proposed bill would lead to gas rationing. Problem is, no such bill exists.

Climate & Energy

California wants its cars to use half as much gas by 2030. Is it possible?

A new bill would take gasoline use in the state back to the 1960s, a time when California’s population was close to half of what it is today.

Climate & Energy

China’s economy is in trouble, but its climate efforts are not

The country's economic slowdown might actually be helpful for the environment.

Climate & Energy

California looks to boost clean energy with ambitious new climate bill

If Senate Bill 350 passes, California utilities would need to get half their electricity from renewables in 15 years.