Business & Technology

Business & Technology

By next year, you could go to work in a building powered by algae

It is literally a green building.

Politics

California’s biggest climate hawk comes under fire

A tight state senate race in California between long-time climate champion Sen. Fran Pavley and Republican Todd Zink has major significance for clean energy far beyond that state's borders.

Business & Technology

Levi’s is making jeans out of plastic bottles

Levi's is making a new kind of jeans out of 20 percent recycled material. We hope they are as cool and comfortable as regular Levi's.

Business & Technology

Ikea aims to go way green by 2020

Ikea plans to get 100 percent of its power from clean sources by 2020, part of a new sustainability plan backed by a $2.4 billion investment.

Cities

How U.S. cities rank for cleantech (congrats, San Jose!)

A new index ranks U.S. cities by leadership in cleantech -- and San Jose, Calif., leads the pack. The West Coast and Northeast dominate, but other regional clusters are coming on strong.

Climate & Energy

Sen. Inhofe’s awesome pro-coal tour, coming to a Senate race near you

James Inhofe, the Senate's top climate denier, is stumping for GOP candidates who love coal. We assume he's travelling by coal train.

Climate & Energy

U.S. wind industry goes out with a bang

Developers have added nearly 5,000 megawatts of wind power in the U.S. this year, expected to be as much as 5,000 MW more than next year.

Climate & Energy

Frackers struggle while financiers make millions. Sounds familiar.

Natural gas prices have sunk so low that frackers are losing their shirts. The investment bankers are the only ones coming out ahead.

Business & Technology

Your pants can now suck pollution right out of the air

A laundry additive can turn your jeans into nitrogen-eating superjeans, according to its creators.