Business & Technology

Farmers begin ‘mass slaughter’ of animals as food prices spike

Over the short term, meat prices will drop as the supply spikes. But early next year, prices of staples and meat will rise.

Canadian gentleman willing to bet $7 on Keystone getting approved

He's like an ambassador or something? No idea.

Japan’s plan to phase out nuclear power lasted a week

The Japanese government has backtracked on plans to end the use of nuclear power.

Meet the only person who made money off the drought

Renee Haugerud is a farmer's daughter, but she's also the founder of a fancy New York hedge fund. These two attributes have made her basically the only person in the country to have come out ahead from this summer's terrible …

Michigan’s Jennifer Granholm plugs fuel economy, Chevy Volt

The former governor of Michigan talks to Grist's Amanda Little about the auto-industry rescue, Detroit's move toward cleaner cars, and that doozy of a convention speech.

Starbucks steps up for wind energy; Congress yawns

In a letter co-signed with 18 other companies, the coffee giant calls for keeping the wind production tax credit.

Junk-food manufacturers explore a new realm of advertising: Apps

The FTC's efforts to limit advertising to kids have hit a new stumbling block: iPhone games.

TransCanada’s push to build Keystone runs into Native American objections

The Canadian firm's efforts to build the southern extension of Keystone means that it needs to work with Oklahoma's sovereign tribes.

These wind turbines were modeled after stegosauri

Generally, gigantic engineering companies don’t truck with whimsy. But Siemens, which makes many of the wind turbines popping up on horizons around the world, has created a suite of new products that makes turbines more powerful and is inspired by …