Business & Technology

Green Jobs

Bus-ted: Romney takes anti-clean energy stance to six states with 418k green jobs

Mitt Romney begins a bus tour today across six states where green jobs are far from illusory.

Business & Technology

Smarter than a Smart car: A Smart e-bike

Quick, what’s smarter and cuter and more awesome than a Smart car? We’re going to go with a Smart bike, the tiny car’s even-tinier electric bike sibling. The bike’s won all kinds of design awards, and it’s no surprise. It …

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Swarms of robots could replace tractors on farms

Most farm machinery right now consists of huge machines. But in the future, farm machinery could be “a swarm of planting, tending, and harvesting robots running game theory and swarm behavior algorithms to help optimize every inch of arable space …

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Crowdsourced solar gets a nod — and a check — from the Department of Energy

Oakland's Solar Mosaic received a grant of up to $2 million to bring it's crowdsourced solar installation model to scale.

Living

Google is making a Street View for hiking trails

Lucky Google employees get to hike around all day with a camera and call it work, so that you can know what to expect when you get out on the trail.

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Getting used to being in charge of the planet

Decisions made by people alive today will determine the fate of life on Earth for centuries to come. It's time to take responsibility for our planet.

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Clean energy investments climb, along with Big Oil’s blood pressure

OK, well maybe they're not overly worried just yet. But the investment trend – particularly in the United States – is encouraging.

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Halliburton gets tripped up by Indian bean farmers*

Spiking demand for a bean used in the fracking process has been a huge boon for farmers in rural India -- but it's caused Halliburton's profits to tumble. (Don't worry. They'll survive.)

Green Cars

Check out this 100-year-old electric car

Electric cars are a modern new technology, so modern and unproven that many [Republicans] would say they couldn’t possibly be plausible. Except for how they’ve actually been around since the turn of the 20th century. This photo of an electric …