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Climate & Energy

Georgia Power makes a big bet on solar

There's good reason to do so: Georgia has experienced a number of problems with hot weather leading to decreased fossil energy output.

Business & Technology

Internet genius wants you to ride around in a series of 900-mph tubes

PayPal founder Elon Musk is getting sick of waiting around for someone to build a bullet train. So he’s come up with an idea he calls the Hyperloop, a sort of mega-fast Futurama people-tube situation that would get passengers from L.A. …

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Climate change means you’re going to have to ski on snow made out of sewage

In the future, all the ski slopes will be doing what Arizona Snowbowl is doing this season: making snow out of sewage effluent.

Climate & Energy

Drilling in the Arctic is a bad business decision

Even if your company is less inept than Shell, the cost of extraction and the risk of disaster are too high.

Climate & Energy

EPA rules create $5 of good for each $1 they cost

Then why is the president being attacked for supporting them? Because of where the cost is incurred.

Business & Technology

One square inch of glass will make your data live forever

It’s nigh-indestructible.

Climate & Energy

For sale: Ocean floor, ready for drillin’

The government will auction off 38 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to fossil-fuel extractors next year.

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Soon we’ll be able to grow leather in a test tube

By the end of the year, scientists will have grown a piece of leather .787 inches by .787 inches in size, without killing an animal. That is the goal of a company called Modern Meadow, Fast Company reports, and its …

Climate & Energy

Three ways to fix the climate in 2012 and beyond

How can we move Americans more quickly toward climate action? Here are three answers.