Business & Technology

Food

This palm oil company just bulldozed a rainforest

Pressuring a little-known ag corporation is hard, so activists are going after a posh hotel chain that's owned by the same conglomerate.

Climate & Energy

Oil spill returns to its ancestral waters near Santa Barbara

Here's a short list of ways the spill could lead to serious legislative change.

Climate & Energy

Can cities, businesses, and other new climate actors help bridge the emissions gap?

The U.N. Climate Summit last year elicited dozens of action plans, and some of them could make a real difference, new research finds.

Climate & Energy

Railroad safety fact check: Fires and spills are up despite industry claims

The railroad industry says 2014 was its safest year on record -- but a close look at the numbers isn't going to make you feel very safe.

blade shunner

This wind turbine has no blades — and that’s why it’s better

The Vortex bladeless turbine uses the wind to vibrate instead of spin. That makes it cheaper, quieter, and more reliable than a bladed turbine.

Climate & Energy

The developing world is beating the U.S. at clean energy

Developing countries are poised to lead the world on clean energy investment.

Cities

Seattle’s tunneling megamachine is more effed than we thought

Bertha, the tunneling machine drilling beneath downtown, is falling apart.

Climate & Energy

7 reasons why America needs to get tough on smog

Big Oil has launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign arguing we don't need and can’t afford strong limits on ozone pollution. They're wrong.

Climate & Energy

I kayaked to Shell and back. Here’s what I learned

The personal met the political in Seattle's Elliott Bay.