Business & Technology

Climate change means you’re going to have to ski on snow made out of sewage

In the future, all the ski slopes will be doing what Arizona Snowbowl is doing this season: making snow out of sewage effluent.

Drilling in the Arctic is a bad business decision

Even if your company is less inept than Shell, the cost of extraction and the risk of disaster are too high.

EPA rules create $5 of good for each $1 they cost

Then why is the president being attacked for supporting them? Because of where the cost is incurred.

One square inch of glass will make your data live forever

It’s nigh-indestructible.

For sale: Ocean floor, ready for drillin’

The government will auction off 38 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to fossil-fuel extractors next year.

Soon we’ll be able to grow leather in a test tube

By the end of the year, scientists will have grown a piece of leather .787 inches by .787 inches in size, without killing an animal. That is the goal of a company called Modern Meadow, Fast Company reports, and its …

Three ways to fix the climate in 2012 and beyond

How can we move Americans more quickly toward climate action? Here are three answers.

We’ve got our red cup out, and we’re rattling it

There are only two days left to fund our Kickstarter project -- the documentary biography of an American icon. Help us out!

Amtrak high-speed train will be slightly higher speed for a little bit tonight

Amtrak is testing a train in New Jersey that will travel at 165 miles per hour.