Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Chinese protesters kill plans for chemical plant expansion

Activists in Ningbo, China, hit the streets and succeeded in scuttling plans to expand a plant that produces the chemical paraxylene, or PX.

Business & Technology

The Netherlands is getting a glow-in-the-dark highway

This is the Netherlands, which means it’s only a matter of time before they put this technology to work in bike lanes, too.

Business & Technology

Mitch Lowe enlists an army of Zuckerbergs to save the planet

Lowe’s business accelerator launches companies that help us make better use of clean energy, from smart meters to sharable electric scooters.

Climate & Energy

Murray Energy employees write a clearly voluntary defense of their boss

Turns out that Robert Murray is basically the greatest American ever, so shut up.

Climate & Energy

Sandy will make gas prices go up or go down, maybe

Probably down, unless up.

Climate & Energy

Here are all of the ways that coal is bad for your health

It turns out -- and this will shock you -- that living near a coal mine or coal plant is unhealthy.

Politics

Oil companies offer helpful tips on how their employees should vote

It's the latest in the classic tradition of subtle hints from the guys who sign the paychecks.

Business & Technology

Despite GOP jeers, BrightSource succeeds in solar

Republicans want you to think Obama's clean-energy initiatives have been a failure, but they're wrong. Here's just one example of their success: innovative solar company BrightSource Energy.

Climate & Energy

The government finally figures out how much rooftop solar there is

In short: About four coal plants' worth.