Business & Technology

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 Seattle, 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.

Business & Technology

Texans are freaking out over this natural gas pipeline — with good reason

The Trans-Pecos pipeline would carry gas from Texas fields down to Mexico, right through the pristine Big Bend region.

Food

The world is finally buying less Keurig Krap

Keurig Green Mountain -- maker of throwaway coffee pods in myriad tempting flavors -- is in the middle of a sales crisis.

It puts the lotion in the basket

L’Oreal is about to 3D print human skin — because you’re worth it

3D printing human flesh to test cosmetics: Humane, horrifying, or both?