Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

One way to stop coal mining: Cut off the water

Sunrise Coal's plan for a new Illinois mine is being held up by concerns over water use -- bad luck in a drought year.

Business & Technology

This robot has the most swagger of any robot you’ve seen

Yeah, I think I’m comfortable with this country’s research funding going towards developing android swaggerbots. As far as I’m concerned, this could be DARPA’s greatest achievement since the internet.

Business & Technology

Starbucks is turning leftover scones and coffee grounds into useful stuff like plastic

The company is hoping they can come up with something a little more creative and sustainable than the current plan of incineration, composting, or disposal.

Climate & Energy

Yet another ship makes it through the ice-light Northwest Passage

Little did European explorers know that they only had to burn a shit ton of coal and then wait a bit in order to discover the fabled route.

Climate & Energy

Miners bussed to Romney rally obviously hate Obama, Fox points out

Fox Nation declares that Ohio miners have "turned on" Obama after the mine workers' boss busses them to a Romney rally.

Business & Technology

These floor tiles let you generate energy just by walking around

Great (literal!) strides in renewable energy are being made, by way of an emerging technology called footfall harvesting.

Politics

A correction to our article about Paul Ryan

Apparently, the letter we presented yesterday showing a Paul Ryan request for stimulus funds was forged, since he says he never asked for stimulus funds.

Climate & Energy

Natural-gas well explosion near Denver kills one, injures three

The explosion appears to have been from a pressure build-up, as opposed to combustion.

Climate & Energy

For some reason, this lady is mad about Enbridge cutting down her trees without permission

Canada-based Enbridge illegally chopped down about 50 trees to make way for a tar-sands pipeline -- a replacement for the pipeline that caused the largest on-shore oil spill in U.S. history two years ago.