Business & Technology

Exporting to China may not save the U.S. coal industry after all

American coal companies are banking on exports to China, but China's appetite for coal may not be as endless as they think.

Blinded by science: The allure of the technological fix after Hurricane Sandy

Structural protection and technological solutions alone can't keep us safe from climate-related disasters -- and assuming as much can end up causing even more damage.

Tar-sands oil is looking riskier, thanks in part to Keystone protests

An inability to move tar-sands oil out of Alberta, Canada, is giving the industry headaches. Booming U.S. oil production isn't helping.

Big Oil reports massive profits during Sandy cleanup

While victims of Hurricane Sandy continue to suffer, the soulless oil companies that helped escalate the disaster are bringing in big bucks.

Car geeks say the all-electric Tesla is the best car

It's official: EVs are awesome and everyone knows it.

Big Coal in big trouble as coal production costs rise

What's driving the decline of the U.S. coal industry? It's not just EPA regs and cheap natural gas. Coal is getting more expensive to produce.

This motorcycle runs on air

The O2 Pursuit has a top speed of 87 mph and can go 62 miles on one standard SCUBA tank full of compressed air. I

Nebraska says new Keystone XL route is slightly less likely to ruin state

Nebraska has assessed TransCanada's new proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline and found it to be not as sucky as the last proposed route.

Energy company CEO: Why do we have to talk about climate change today?

Southern Company CEO Thomas Fanning just wants to focus on cleaning up the mess he claims no responsibility for.