Business & Technology


Hotel chain bans bacon and sausage from breakfast menu

If you're a bacon freak, you might want to avoid the Comfort Hotels in Scandinavia.

Business & Technology

This company made a jacket out of microbe-made spider silk

But that could be just the beginning for this sustainable wonder material.


Hold on to your lacerations: We’re heading towards a terrifying, post-antibiotics world

There's bad news out of China on a last-resort antibiotic.

Business & Technology

BP could claim a massive tax write-off from Deepwater oil spill penalties

If the DOJ doesn't act, the oil giant could see a $5 billion windfall.

Climate & Energy

If the fracking boom fizzles, will climate action fizzle, too?

A glut of oil and gas in the U.S. has made key environmental policies more politically palatable. What will happen if that glut ends?

Climate & Energy

This map shows which countries are squandering the most money on fossil fuel subsidies

G20 nations spend $452 billion each year on fossil fuel subsidies. But some countries are at least starting to reform those programs.

Business & Technology

Each piece of garbage has a story. This artist traces it

Jenny Odell's "Bureau of Suspended Objects" project looks at where the stuff we throw out came from, who made it, and what it means.

Feline Groovy

How green is your cat’s food?

What's really in cat food? A vegan pet owner wants to know, and Umbra has the purr-fect answer.

Climate & Energy

Map shows where Volkswagen’s extra pollution has the worst impacts in California

The interactive tool shows a pollution and poverty index, VW diesel cars, and electric vehicle stations.