Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Meet the only person who made money off the drought

Renee Haugerud is a farmer's daughter, but she's also the founder of a fancy New York hedge fund. These two attributes have made her basically the only person in the country to have come out ahead from this summer's terrible …


Michigan’s Jennifer Granholm plugs fuel economy, Chevy Volt

The former governor of Michigan talks to Grist's Amanda Little about the auto-industry rescue, Detroit's move toward cleaner cars, and that doozy of a convention speech.

Climate & Energy

Starbucks steps up for wind energy; Congress yawns

In a letter co-signed with 18 other companies, the coffee giant calls for keeping the wind production tax credit.


Junk-food manufacturers explore a new realm of advertising: Apps

The FTC's efforts to limit advertising to kids have hit a new stumbling block: iPhone games.

Climate & Energy

TransCanada’s push to build Keystone runs into Native American objections

The Canadian firm's efforts to build the southern extension of Keystone means that it needs to work with Oklahoma's sovereign tribes.

Business & Technology

These wind turbines were modeled after stegosauri

Generally, gigantic engineering companies don’t truck with whimsy. But Siemens, which makes many of the wind turbines popping up on horizons around the world, has created a suite of new products that makes turbines more powerful and is inspired by …

Business & Technology

Need a job? Skip Harvard. Try the South Dakota School of Mines.

Grads from the South Dakota school's mining program will earn a higher salary than Harvard grads -- at first.

Business & Technology

Have you seen this radioactive fracking tool that Halliburton lost?

There's probably a reward, if you have.

Climate & Energy

Shell gives up on Arctic drilling (until next year)

Don't worry, America. Shell will try again next year.