Business & Technology

Business & Technology

BP officially quits the solar business

So much for the oil giant's "Beyond Petroleum" branding and sunburst logo. Meanwhile, Chinese solar companies are having troubles of their own.

Climate & Energy

Senator feels bad for BP, wants it to bid on new Gulf drilling leases

Sen. Mary Landrieu says she has "had enough" of the Obama administration persecuting BP and the whole oil and gas industry.

Climate & Energy

Can this contraption make fracking greener?

A California company says its new tool can help plug methane leaks. But the proof will be in the fracked pudding.

Business & Technology

Domesticated and wild bees are both in trouble

A new study finds the decline in wild bees is bad news for agriculture, while domesticated bees continue to face a host of troubles.

Food

Pink-slime maker’s lawsuit against ABC grows slimier

The main producer of the pink-slime beef product says it has "no other choice" but to go after ABC for $1.2 billion. That's billion, with a B.

Business & Technology

New Volvo tech aims to keep drivers from hitting cyclists

New technology uses radar to differentiate between pedestrians, cyclists, and other cars, and triggers auto-braking if a collision is imminent.

Food

Faux meats get a boost from horsemeat scandal

Sales of frozen hamburgers are way down in the U.K., while sales of frozen fake burgers are way up.

Climate & Energy

Fort Collins, Colo., passes fracking ban; state and gas industry threaten to sue

The Fort Collins City Council voted to ban fracking within city limits. Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says the move is illegal and the state will sue.

Business & Technology

This soccer ball generates energy while you play

Soccer is a cool, continental sport. Now it is also green, thanks to this energy-generating soccer ball.