Business & Technology

Ad it up

Big business is diving into the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline.

Can you guess what side they're on?

Detox

Farmworkers demand ban on a toxic pesticide.

The EPA is considering whether to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, an insect killer that can cause serious damage to human health.

Full steam ahead

What kind of water heater is greenest?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk warms to the topic and assesses the options.

the motion of the ocean

Wave power has finally come to the United States.

In Hawaii, the first successful U.S. wave-energy project is online.

Exxon Immobile

The federal government is investigating ExxonMobil’s accounting related to climate change.

This comes as Exxon is already under investigation by states for possibly lying to the public about climate science.

out of my dreams, into my car

We are the bosses of self-driving cars, say the feds.

The feds attempt to bring some order to the mess of rules around self-driving cars.

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Animal wrongs

Donald Trump might appoint an oil executive and anti-animal rights activist to head the Interior Department.

Forrest Lucas, whose company makes motor oil, recently financed a movie that's critical of animal protection groups.

Seams Risky

Big Coal is placing its final bets in these U.S. communities.

Despite the political and market forces arrayed against it, the dying U.S. coal industry is still clinging to life.