Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Big-box stores go big on solar

While not nearly making up for the other ways in which big-box stores degrade the environment, the focus on rooftop solar is an important step.


Sweden recycles so effectively that it has to import garbage to incinerate

Which is what you might call a mixed blessing.

Business & Technology

Chevy isn’t losing $49,000 on every Volt it sells, for God’s sake

Reuters bungles basic math, claiming Chevy loses $49,000 for every Volt it sells. Wrong: Allow us to explain using some sort of odd analogy about baskets.

Business & Technology

This is what air pollution sounds like

One of the terrifying qualities of modern pollution is that you can’t always see it. In old pictures of industrial cities, the pollution was disgustingly apparent. But today, pollution is often invisible, even though it’s …

Climate & Energy

To pay fines from the Gulf spill, BP is selling oil fields in the Gulf

Grist classifieds: Gulf oil fields, barely used, motivated British seller.


Rush Limbaugh said something obnoxious, this time about energy policy

SPOILER: It was dumb and phony.

Climate & Energy

Shell starts drilling, hasn’t ruined the Arctic yet

More than 24 hours after Shell started drilling off the coast of Alaska, the company has yet to spill oil all over everything.

Business & Technology

Injured bald eagle gets new 3-D printed beak

A team of scientists, engineers, and a dentist designed a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace the eagle's lost upper mandible.

Climate & Energy

U.S. sees a spike in solar installation over last three months

The 742 megawatts of solar power installed during the summer is the second-largest amount installed in one quarter.