Business & Technology

Wind Power

Donald Trump still blowing hot air about Scottish wind farms

Scotland’s plan to build offshore wind turbines would curb climate change, reduce the country’s reliance on foreign oil, and create thousands of jobs. But Donald Trump don’t give a f***. Trump appeared before the Scottish Parliament’s economy, energy, and tourism …

Business & Technology

Wendell Berry: This old farmer is still full of piss and vinegar

Speaking to a room full of Washington's high society, the poet, novelist, and agrarian didn’t pull any punches. Our world is coming apart, he said, and we’re all implicated.

Living

New research shows Big Tobacco targets black kids

Big Tobacco agreed way back in 1998 to stop marketing cigarettes to kids. Turns out cigarette companies are still up to their old tricks -- they’re just being slightly more stealth about it.

Business & Technology

James Cameron wants to mine asteroids for precious metals. Seriously.

James Cameron is really starting to take his movies too seriously. Last month, the director descended the Mariana Trench in a submarine all beginning-of-Titanic style. Now Cameron and a bunch of other super-rich dudes say they are bankrolling a project to mine space asteroids for …

Green Jobs

A live chat with green-jobs guru Van Jones

Green economy pioneer Van Jones chatted with David Roberts and Grist readers. Check out a replay of the conversation.

Food

Deadly tree disease could wipe out California’s citrus industry

Hide ya’ lemons, hide ya’ limes — a deadly disease is coming for California’s citrus trees. State ag experts recently found a tree that tested positive for Huanglongbing–and yes, it is way more serious than its sing-songy name suggests. The …

Business & Technology

A call for a new economics: It’s time to redefine success

The old measures of prosperity are all washed up. We need new tools that create true, lasting wealth for everyone, not a dishonest economy that only serves to advance the ambitions of the lucky few.

Business & Technology

Apple and Greenpeace trade blows in data-center grudge match

Apple and Greenpeace recently traded blows over how much clean power is used by one of Apple’s data centers. Calculating the energy use of the state-of-the-art center proves elusive.

Business & Technology

Top 10 ways Walmart is failing on sustainability

Walmart recently released a new Global Responsibility Report, but don't believe the hype.