Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

Keystone protesters take the fight to TransCanada offices

Activists mobilized on Monday at TransCanada offices in Houston and Westborough, Mass. Next up: big protests in D.C. and New England.

Climate & Energy

Energy localism update: Boulder, Colo., wants to take control of its own power

Spurred by its climate action plan, Boulder wants to dump its big coal-reliant utility and form a new municipal utility focused on clean power.

Climate & Energy

Tar-sands operations dump carcinogenic pollution in Canadian lakes

The mining of Alberta's tar sands has boosted levels of cancer-causing compounds in waterways up to 55 miles away, according to a new study.

Business & Technology

Cleantech investment fell off a cliff in 2012

Global venture investment in clean technology fell to $6.46 billion in 2012, down 33 percent from 2011. But there are bright signs for 2013.

Business & Technology

Green car sales were up in 2012, and should be even more up in 2013

Hybrid and electric cars account for just a tiny fraction of U.S. auto sales -- 3.3 percent in 2012. But that tiny fraction is growing fast!

Food

GMO labeling initiative gets rolling in Washington state

A similar ballot measure was killed in California last year. Can a grassroots effort defeat big corporate money this time around?

Climate & Energy

A ‘fusion’ of good news: Solar stocks are ‘hot’ thanks to Warren Buffett’s ‘flare’

A subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has paid $2.5 billion for one of the world's largest solar projects. The solar industry rejoices.

Climate & Energy

Chevron’s own firefighters might have contributed to Richmond refinery fire

After one pipe exploded, Chevron's firefighters might have accidentally triggered the explosion of another one.

Business & Technology

Surprise: Shell’s rig ran aground in Alaska because the company was trying to avoid taxes

To get out of paying $6 million in state taxes, Shell decided to try to tow a drilling rig from Alaska to Seattle in the middle of a storm.