Business & Technology

water we doing?

Clean water should be a basic human right. Why are we charging so much for it?

The cost of clean water and wastewater services has risen 41 percent over the last five years.

Deep sea dumpster diver

20,000 leagues under the sea, we’ve made a mess

Industrial chemicals can now be found at the very bottom of the ocean.

Game of Drones

Could delivery drones cut down China’s emissions?

Drone deliveries are becoming more likely in China, which could mean less air pollution.

Fleecing the fish

Don’t look now but you’re shedding plastic

At least, your microfiber fleece is.

Something's afoot

These tiles harness electricity from your footsteps

Is footstep power the new solar power?

Justice

L.A. heatwave could mean more pollution for communities of color

Three generating stations have been approved to burn diesel as power demand spikes this summer.

corncob pipe dream

Can we finally make gasoline out of corncobs?

Maybe we really will drive corn-powered cars someday

down in the dumps

Fracking produces tons of radioactive waste. What should we do with it?

States are struggling to deal with the potentially dangerous drilling byproducts that are being dumped in landfills throughout the Marcellus Shale.

Cities

Fancy streetlights save a lot of energy but steal your sleep

LED streetlights sound like a great idea. But there's a hitch.