Business & Technology

Reinventing the wheel

The wind turbine could get a snazzy green facelift, thanks to Dutch architects

Part real-estate complex, part green-tech marvel, the Wind Wheel might be the sweetest Dutch invention since the stroopwafel.

Climate & Energy

What a 20-year biomass battle tells us about environmental justice policy

A recent news story held up a wood-burning power plant as the poster child for the EPA's civil rights failures. But the issue is not black and white.

Climate & Energy

What we can learn from British Columbia’s carbon tax

A new report contains interviews with 14 key figures in the development of British Columbia's carbon tax. They share what they've learned.

Politics

Why some grads are refusing to pay their student loans

Occupy leaders' latest move is supporting students who were burned by a shady for-profit college.

Let’s take it back to the old school

Tiny apartments: The new trend that’s not actually new

Decades ago, lots of Americans lived in rooming houses and residential hotels. Today's micro-pods are just resurrecting a good old idea.

Food

Russian outfit plans to spend $25 million to secretly study GMOs

The world could use more studies of GMO crops and health. But if they're going to make any headway, they'll need to be a lot more open.

Business & Technology

Scientists want to turn your old sandwich into an indestructible wonder material

Your food waste could be used to make tougher solar panels, better batteries, sustainable condoms, and more.

Since Keystone is stalled out ...

TransCanada has big new plans for moving oil around, and you won’t like them

The company behind the long-stalled Keystone project wants to build a big new cross-border pipeline and get into the oil-train business.

Living

Auto-flush toilets just don’t know when to quit

Mall toilets can't tell a butt from a "but I'm not finished yet!"

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