Business & Technology

Green Home

House fit for a green: Sustainable home construction booms

With the value of the residential green building market expected to grow fivefold by 2016, builders say going green is great for their business.

Cities

Florida missed out on $41 million a year by turning down high-speed rail

When Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down $2 billion in federal money to build a high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando, one of his arguments was that it would be a burden on the state. But documents obtained …

Business & Technology

NASA is developing green rocket fuel

Hydrazine propellant is super toxic and dangerously unstable, so NASA is going to spend up to $50 million apiece to test alternatives.

Business & Technology

The Facebook of ride-sharing has arrived

Got a road trip coming up? Why not use Ridejoy to save yourself the gas money and maybe make a new friend in the process?

Business & Technology

Walmart’s biggest green feat: Putting sustainability on the corporate agenda

Walmart has moved sustainability from the fringe to the forefront of business concerns, showing the drill-baby-drill crowd that eco-friendly choices can help America prosper and compete.

Green Jobs

Study: Green economy lost fewer jobs in the recession

According to a new study by a California think tank, the “core green economy” — industries focusing on sustainable energy, clean transportation, green products, conservation, and recycling — weathered the U.S. recession better than the economy as a whole. In …

Green Cars

The Prius C: Not a swan, but a damn fine duck

Meet the newest addition to the Prius family, and find out how well it performs.

Cities

Why buildings haven’t gotten more efficient in 20 years

Everything single part of a building has become significantly more energy efficient over the past 20 years, yet buildings are using the same amount of energy they always have. Why?

Climate & Energy

Animated guide to building a Keystone XL

Turns out it's just a long concrete tube buried three to four feet under ground, rambling on for mile after mile, narrated by a guy with an adenoid problem.