Business & Technology

Green Cars

How plug-in cars can face up to winter’s challenges

Plug-in and hybrid vehicles face particular challenges in cold weather. But new technologies in the works could help those cars cope.

Oil

Clean energy policies create more jobs than Keystone

Obama is poised to reject Keystone XL this afternoon, so brace for a lot of Republican bellyaching about how he obviously doesn’t care about jobs. There is a problem with this line of argument, and …

Green Cars

Almost all U.S. car use is within an electric car’s range

Because it takes longer to fill up an electric vehicle than to fill a gas tank, and because EV infrastructure is still limited, the most common criticism of EVs goes something like “OMG RANGE ANXIETY.” …

Cities

Beautiful struggle: Martin Luther King and the fight for the environment

On the anniversary of King's birthday, we search for common ground between those who fight to save wild places, and those fighting for their lives in the cold city streets.

Business & Technology

Tragic death leads to energy conservation

Stray voltage can kill -- and it's costing the utility companies plenty.

The Change Gang: people making waves

How a 21-year-old ended up in India with a bag full of solar flashlights

Ximena Prugue didn't know anything about India before she went there to hand out solar flashlights. All she knew was that she wanted to make a difference.

Business & Technology

Africa’s first green, locavore, gluten-free beer

In Mozambique, home brewing is big -- not because the country is full of mustachioed, fixie-riding expats from Portlandia, but just because it's less expensive. So when brewing giant SABMiller wanted to figure out how …

Business & Technology

Here are the potential Solyndras of 2012

Hey makers of right-wing talking points! Pay attention to these solar companies. They might fail this year, and as we all know, when a solar company fails you can repurpose its hide into a political …

Sustainable Business

Turning your teeth green — in a good way [VIDEO]

Is this America's Greenest Dentist? He can't make getting your teeth cleaned more fun, but he can make it greener. Find out how he does it.