Business & Technology

Lose the girdle: Sustainable ‘Mad Men’ fashion for plus-sized awesome

Anslee Connell is one of the few full-figured designers making her fare out of recycled fabrics. And she hopes her work will empower women to feel good and do something awesome.

Abu Dhabi mega solar plant will free up oil to export

The largest concentrated solar power plant in the world will cut 175,000 tons of CO2 emissions -- and let the United Arab Emirates send more crude our way.

More coal-fired idiocy and mendacity in Nevada

The notoriously filthy Reid Gardner coal plant has been falsifying pollution data, and Nevada officials aren't doing shit about it, so the nearby Paiute tribe is filing suit.

Los Angeles to ditch coal by 2025

"The era of coal is over," says L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The city's utility will make up the difference with renewables, efficiency, and natural gas.

Beaver dams block Chevron oil spill in Utah

Thousands of gallons of diesel spilled into a river in Chevron's third pipeline spill in Utah in three years. Two oil-coated beavers were rescued.

Bipartisan support for distributed clean energy, in Iowa of all places

Republicans and Democrats recently came together to advance a bill that would encourage ownership of small-scale wind power by farmers. Is it a sign of things to come?

Farmland prices soar — along with farm debt

Never mind the drought: When the farmland price bubble pops, America's farmers could be under water.

Natural-gas liquid is gushing near a Colorado creek, and nobody can figure out how to stop it

More than 60,000 gallons of unidentified hydrocarbon gunk have leaked into the ground near a gas processing plant, and more just keeps on leaking.

Researchers find that ‘wind turbine syndrome’ is bogus

Complaints about turbine-caused illness tend to surface after wind-energy opponents have made a stink and caused people to worry.