Business & Technology

Robot sea turtles could help keep the ocean safe and clean

Scientists are developing a mechanical sea turtle that can patrol the oceans.

Nigerians take their case against Shell Oil to a Dutch court

Four men from small villages in the Niger Delta hope to hold Shell accountable for a series of pipeline leaks.

The greener the industry, the higher the job-growth rate

When industries make an effort to green operations, they add jobs, found a report from the Economic Policy Institute.

Massive offshore wind project could generate 70,000 new jobs

The Atlantic Wind Connection would also generate $19 billion in revenue for participating states. So that seems like a pretty good deal.

New York Times journalists detained while covering TransCanada protests

In a statement, the company said that the Times "did not have the right to report" at that location. Because the First Amendment is location-specific.

The food industry’s self-regulation is a spectacular failure

Rules that could help fend off food-borne illnesses are being held up at the White House.

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Obama OKs first new oil refinery in 30 years three weeks before Election Day

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has given the thumbs-up to plans for a new oil refinery in North Dakota. Curious timing?

Shocker: Oil sheen over BP spill site is from BP spill

The Coast Guard says a new oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is from the 2010 BP spill. How surprised are you? We were pretty surprised!

Obama administration slaps higher tariffs on Chinese solar panels

A trade skirmish over solar panels has pitted the U.S. against China, and divided the American solar industry, and become an election issue.