Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Sometimes a driverless car is not just a driverless car: Thoughts on widgets and systems

Driverless cars are coming soon, offering an opportunity to think about the difference between swapping out technological widgets and changing whole systems.

Climate & Energy

Toppled U.K. wind turbines likely an act of sabotage

Our story from yesterday gets a little more complex and interesting.

Business & Technology

Burger King maybe served customers burgers with horse meat in them

When testers started looking for telltale horse DNA, they found it.

Climate & Energy

CO2 emissions from energy production drop to 1994 levels in the U.S.

That gets us halfway to Obama's goal of cutting emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels over the next decade.

Climate & Energy

California levies record $1 million fine against Chevron for refinery fire

Chevron flouted workplace-safety law in the lead-up to an explosion at its refinery in Richmond, Calif., last year, according to Cal/OSHA.

Business & Technology

British man’s dog sniffs out smelly whale secretion worth thousands

A man's dog finds him a big lump of ambergris worth thousands. Moral of the story: get a dog.

Climate & Energy

Water use for electricity production set to double globally by 2035

Blame biofuels -- and, of course, coal.

Business & Technology

Monsanto CEO acknowledges climate change, open to GMO labels, thinks veggies suck

Monsanto boss Hugh Grant sat down for a Q&A with The Wall Street Journal and oh my god.

Climate & Energy

Pirates on Africa’s west coast have a new target: Oil

Nigeria is home to a booming oil industry and black-market refineries. That makes oil tankers along West Africa look awfully tempting.