Business & Technology

Shell’s 1991 climate change film shows just how much it knew

Exxon isn't the only oil giant that ignored the dangers of global warming.

better than organic?

Robots are raising your kale now.

One New Jersey farm grows pesticide-free greens with a little help from AI.

Throwing shade

Mardi Gras beads make a much bigger mess than you’d imagine

The trinkets leave a toxic trail from the Middle East to China to New Orleans. Here's how we could make Mardi Gras beads better.

Exxon knows

Exxon just decided to keep a big chunk of its tar sands in the ground.

Market forces are hammering tar sands -- one of the dirtiest fossil fuels.

sky's the limit

Here’s what the world’s biggest solar farm looks like from space

Satellite imagery shows how the complex has boomed since 2013.

We explain Keystone XL, the pipeline that just won’t die

Trump revived the controversial tar-sands pipeline. What happens next?

solar dreams

A California legislator is pushing the state to get all of its electricity from renewables.

Could California be powered by just sun, water, and wind in 30 years?

The future will be battery-powered

Inside the high-stakes race to build a better energy storage device.

Guest post

How a climate-friendly flour company built a flourishing market

Portland-based Shepherd’s Grain sells not only high-quality flour. It also sells the story of no-till farming.