Business & Technology

How U.S. cities rank for cleantech (congrats, San Jose!)

A new index ranks U.S. cities by leadership in cleantech -- and San Jose, Calif., leads the pack. The West Coast and Northeast dominate, but other regional clusters are coming on strong.

Sen. Inhofe’s awesome pro-coal tour, coming to a Senate race near you

James Inhofe, the Senate's top climate denier, is stumping for GOP candidates who love coal. We assume he's travelling by coal train.

U.S. wind industry goes out with a bang

Developers have added nearly 5,000 megawatts of wind power in the U.S. this year, expected to be as much as 5,000 MW more than next year.

Frackers struggle while financiers make millions. Sounds familiar.

Natural gas prices have sunk so low that frackers are losing their shirts. The investment bankers are the only ones coming out ahead.

Your pants can now suck pollution right out of the air

A laundry additive can turn your jeans into nitrogen-eating superjeans, according to its creators.

Could public urination be good for the environment?

An urban-planning think tank pops up for one day in San Francisco, sharing fun ideas like fruit fences and "garden urinals."

The Navy will convert seawater to fuel — with the help of a little atomic fission

Don't go putting this in the "green" column just yet. Or the "a thing that will happen" column.

A group of investors wants to make tar-sands extraction greener

One good way to do that, not mentioned: don't extract tar sands.

Giant wind turbine on wheels can be set up anywhere you want

It's sort of like a Transformer wind turbine.