Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

Curtain rises on California’s planned carbon market

From big emitters to tomato tinners, over 100 California businesses got their first taste of cap-and-trade. Here's how it works.

Climate & Energy

These are basically treasure maps for renewable energy

Detailed maps of the best places for solar, wind, and geothermal are basically guaranteed to make you rich.

Business & Technology

People think cloud computing involves actual clouds

We know that people often confuse weather and climate, but apparently a lot of people also confuse weather and weather-related metaphors.

Climate & Energy

Frackers’ faulty concrete leads to methane in Pennsylvania wells

But don't worry, folks. The industry says this rarely happens. So the odds that your water is flammable are pretty low.

Climate & Energy

Obama administration finalizes 54.5 mpg standard for automobiles

With support from car manufacturers and unions, the new standard promises to save Americans $1.7 trillion at the gas pump.

Climate & Energy

Romney includes one wind rep on his 50-person Colorado energy task force

It's almost like he doesn't want to hear what the wind industry has to say.

Politics

Republican convention flooded with corporate money

A big storm has hit Tampa after all: Hurricane Benjamins.

Business & Technology

Contrarian conservationist: Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist riles old-school greens

Biologist Peter Kareiva says conservationists are too focused on restoring pristine nature. Instead, he says, they need to think about creating a future we can all live with.

Climate & Energy

Shell still doesn’t have its sh*t together on Arctic drilling

Shell is asking the feds for a deadline extension on drilling off the coast of Alaska. Will the company ever actually get its act together? No one knows!