Business & Technology

The government finally figures out how much rooftop solar there is

In short: About four coal plants' worth.

We’re all guinea pigs: Film explores effects of living among untested chemicals

"The Human Experiment," narrated by Sean Penn, looks at the tens of thousands of untested chemicals that pervade our daily lives, the industry that wants to keep it that way, and the activists fighting back.

Will.i.am is turning plastic water bottles into pants, other stuff

The musician's company Ekocycle is partnering with companies like Levi Strauss to turn plastic bottles into useful items.

Warmer seas may release frozen methane into the sky forever

Which would be a bummer.

Internal documents show TransCanada hid pipeline flaws before 2011 explosion

Don't worry, though. Keystone is totally safe, except the part the company shut down last week.

Coal industry tanks as mining costs rise

Increased costs of extraction mean a tough situation for coal companies trying to fend off cheap natural gas.

As U.S. oil booms and refineries hum, why do we need a pipeline from Canada again?

Refineries are making money. Pipelines are being built. The U.S. oil industry is fiddling a fine tune as the climate burns.

Guess where all of our new energy came from last month? (Hint: Not coal)

At this rate, we'll be renewable-only just a few short decades after we're all dead!

Liquid metal battery inventor goes on Colbert, still manages to teach us some stuff

Donald Sadoway, MIT materials science professor and inventor of a new liquid metal battery that could revolutionize energy storage, went on Stephen Colbert’s show last night. The segment wasn’t all that funny, per se, but it was surprisingly informative — …