Business & Technology

Food

Manufacturers of pink slime sue ABC for reporting on pink slime

A lawsuit filed by Beef Products, Inc., seeks $1.2 billion in damages, blaming its business problems on ABC's reporting.

Climate & Energy

Energy democracy: Three ways to bring solar to the masses

More Americans are getting their hands on solar, thanks to innovative new financing and ownership models that do away with high upfront costs.

Business & Technology

By 2015, you could own an electric Batmobile

Rigid fuel efficiency standards and a willing auto industry offer promise that the electric Model T -- a car that will change the way the world drives -- is coming. But it'll probably look like the superhero car of the …

Politics

As Congress lets wind tax credit die, the wind industry struggles to finish key projects

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not seem inclined to hold a vote on a key tax credit for the wind industry -- and neither do House leaders -- likely dooming the jobs of thousands of workers.

Business & Technology

Big-box stores go big on solar

While not nearly making up for the other ways in which big-box stores degrade the environment, the focus on rooftop solar is an important step.

Cities

Sweden recycles so effectively that it has to import garbage to incinerate

Which is what you might call a mixed blessing.

Business & Technology

Chevy isn’t losing $49,000 on every Volt it sells, for God’s sake

Reuters bungles basic math, claiming Chevy loses $49,000 for every Volt it sells. Wrong: Allow us to explain using some sort of odd analogy about baskets.

Business & Technology

This is what air pollution sounds like

One of the terrifying qualities of modern pollution is that you can’t always see it. In old pictures of industrial cities, the pollution was disgustingly apparent. But today, pollution is often invisible, even though it’s no less dangerous. Aaron Reuben …

Climate & Energy

To pay fines from the Gulf spill, BP is selling oil fields in the Gulf

Grist classifieds: Gulf oil fields, barely used, motivated British seller.