Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

Shocker: The oil that Isaac washed up on the Gulf Coast is from the BP spill

Literally no one saw this coming. BP, for example, was staggered.

Climate & Energy

World’s richest woman would prefer to pay her miners $2 a day

Gina Rinehart, world's richest woman, can't believe she has to pay miners more than they would earn in Africa. She'd much rather pay them $2 a day (or less).

Politics

Paul Ryan’s wind power hypocrisy

His arguments against the wind production tax credit would be much better applied to subsidies for Big Oil.

Climate & Energy

Utilities beat back community solar bill in California

A bill that would have let anyone in California buy power from small-scale, local renewable projects was killed by big investor-owned utilities.

Climate & Energy

Hurricane Isaac leaves tar balls, oiled animals on Louisiana beaches

BP says it's not entirely clear who's to blame. (Really.)

Business & Technology

Old Testament theme park uses donkeys as wifi hotspots, just like in the Bible

If you find yourself at the Israeli biblical theme park Kfar Kedem and you see a flashing light, don’t be alarmed — you are not having a hallucination brought on by Talmudic scholarship and hummus. You are seeing a wireless router …

Climate & Energy

BP thinks the Gulf is copacetic. The government disagrees. Tony Hayward doesn’t care.

BP is claiming in a civil suit that it's pretty much done cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico. The federal government's response: Like hell.

Politics

Massive bailout of energy company prompts predictable response

Here's a good overview of the state of energy politics in America today.

Climate & Energy

New project in Oregon could make wave power a reality

High-tech buoys from Ocean Power Technologies may be the first system that can provide consistent wave energy to the grid.