Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

How the shale boom came to North Dakota — and how it’s spreading west

There's lots of shale oil in Colorado and California too, but residents of those states are more suspicious of fracking.

Business & Technology

Super Bowl ad brawl: SodaStream does what Sierra Club can’t

Companies selling products that cut down on waste might end up leading the cultural push against overconsumption.

Living

Americans spent 4 percent of household income on gas in 2012

Even though Americans are using less gas, we're paying more for it. And that's making oil companies rich.

Climate & Energy

Another week, another oil tanker hijacking

Pirate attacks on oil tankers near Nigeria have increased dramatically.

Business & Technology

Turn on, plug in, drop out: An electric car manifesto

On behalf of misunderstood electric-car fanatics everywhere, one EV owner would like to explain a few things.

Business & Technology

California high-speed rail construction not exactly moving at high speed

Less than six months from breaking ground, and California still hasn't bought any of the land it needs for its new high-speed rail line.

Business & Technology

Lawmakers call for end to animal-deafening, oil-finding offshore surveys

Not that this means the surveys will actually stop.

Climate & Energy

Keystone XL decision unlikely before June — and that’s good news

The economics of tar sands got tougher in both the U.S. and Europe today.

Business & Technology

Chevron reports record profits — and will spend some of them undermining California pollution standards

It's a lovely system we've got going here.