Business & Technology

Politics

Republican convention flooded with corporate money

A big storm has hit Tampa after all: Hurricane Benjamins.

Business & Technology

Contrarian conservationist: Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist riles old-school greens

Biologist Peter Kareiva says conservationists are too focused on restoring pristine nature. Instead, he says, they need to think about creating a future we can all live with.

Climate & Energy

Shell still doesn’t have its sh*t together on Arctic drilling

Shell is asking the feds for a deadline extension on drilling off the coast of Alaska. Will the company ever actually get its act together? No one knows!

Politics

Texans exercise their Second Amendment rights to ward off smart meters

Well, "Texan," singular. But the movement to combat the insidious, intrusive device is real.

Cities

Snap-together house is easy to assemble, hard to pay for

The good news: Some Danish architects teamed up with some British digital fabrication people to create a 1,250-square-foot house produced in a rapid prototyping machine. (A rapid prototyping machine uses computer modeling to quickly produce scale models of physical parts.) …

Business & Technology

Looking for kids’ books? Avoid this Monsanto propaganda

A book with cute illustrations introduces kids to the "neat topic" of biotechnology, but fails to mention hazards associated with GMOs, like increased pesticide use and possible liver and kidney damage.

Climate & Energy

Court: TVA at fault in massive 2008 coal-ash spill

A federal judge has ruled that the Tennessee Valley Authority is liable for the 2008 coal-ash spill that dumped thick sludge across a community in eastern Tennessee, destroying three homes.

Living

Disney’s pollution of America may also be literal

The EPA suspects that Disney Studios may have introduced carcinogenic chromium 6 into the regional water supply.

Climate & Energy

Texas judge rules that TransCanada can seize land from a family farm

Judge Bill Harris determined that TransCanada had the right to condemn and seize a strip of land for the southern leg of its Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline.