Business & Technology


We’ve got our red cup out, and we’re rattling it

There are only two days left to fund our Kickstarter project -- the documentary biography of an American icon. Help us out!


Amtrak high-speed train will be slightly higher speed for a little bit tonight

Amtrak is testing a train in New Jersey that will travel at 165 miles per hour.

Business & Technology

The N.Y. Times tells us how much energy the cloud uses — but not why it matters

Pollution and waste are bad. But the New York Times' new series doesn't explain the context in which the internet's pollution and waste exist.


Saudi Arabia turns to its other natural energy source: the sun

Plans to build a huge solar installation near Mecca could be the first step in a transition away from oil.

Business & Technology

This bike just might go 100 miles per hour

When he rides his new bike, Graeme Obree must look like a man who's been abducted by aliens and is struggling to get out of the weird, clear pod in which they've stored him.

Climate & Energy

Chevron faces criminal investigation into attempts to hide pollution

The investigation focuses on the same refinery in Richmond, Calif., where last month's explosion occurred.

Climate & Energy

Shell sues Greenpeace because it can’t sue its own incompetence

The oil company that has done basically everything short of sinking its own boats is now suing Greenpeace, blaming the group for obstructing Arctic drilling.

Climate & Energy

Why is rooftop solar cheaper in Germany than in the U.S.?

A new survey has answers -- and they're not as obvious as you might expect.

Business & Technology

Bike-powered e-waste recycler could keep your electronics from murdering the planet

It's basically a grinder, attached to a bike.