Business & Technology

Mitch Lowe enlists an army of Zuckerbergs to save the planet

Lowe’s business accelerator launches companies that help us make better use of clean energy, from smart meters to sharable electric scooters.

Robert Murray

Murray Energy employees write a clearly voluntary defense of their boss

Turns out that Robert Murray is basically the greatest American ever, so shut up.

Sandy will make gas prices go up or go down, maybe

Probably down, unless up.

Here are all of the ways that coal is bad for your health

It turns out -- and this will shock you -- that living near a coal mine or coal plant is unhealthy.

Oil companies offer helpful tips on how their employees should vote

It's the latest in the classic tradition of subtle hints from the guys who sign the paychecks.

Ivanpah solar electric generating system

Despite GOP jeers, BrightSource succeeds in solar

Republicans want you to think Obama's clean-energy initiatives have been a failure, but they're wrong. Here's just one example of their success: innovative solar company BrightSource Energy.

solar on rooftops

The government finally figures out how much rooftop solar there is

In short: About four coal plants' worth.

We’re all guinea pigs: Film explores effects of living among untested chemicals

"The Human Experiment," narrated by Sean Penn, looks at the tens of thousands of untested chemicals that pervade our daily lives, the industry that wants to keep it that way, and the activists fighting back. is turning plastic water bottles into pants, other stuff

The musician's company Ekocycle is partnering with companies like Levi Strauss to turn plastic bottles into useful items.