Business & Technology

Green Jobs

Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program

Keystone XL supporters have successfully painted the anti-pipeline crowd as "job killers." Here's how we can fight back.

Cleantech

Newly discovered fungus eats plastic

A group of Yale students, poking around in the jungles of Ecuador, has unearthed a type of fungus that digests otherwise-unkillable plastics.

Business & Technology

Russians could not be more psyched about ice-free Arctic

The former empire is hoping to bring back its glory days by reviving a Soviet-era shipping route along its Arctic coast.

Business & Technology

What corporate logos does a 5-year-old know?

This video, in which a 5-year-old rattles off corporate logos while sounding exactly like Marcel the Shell, is simultaneously adorable and sobering.

Business & Technology

This app may help you save gas by driving more efficiently

Most people know that it’s possible to save tons of gas and money by driving more efficiently, and most people completely ignore this and just tear-ass around at whatever speed won’t get them maximally arrested. But EcoSpeed, an app forthcoming …

Business & Technology

Capsized by the rising tide: Does growth lead to income inequality?

The “rising tide” of global economic growth is lifting mostly yachts. But some nations show that inequality and environmental ruin don't have to be inevitable outcomes of economic growth.

Business & Technology

Renewables nearly competitive with fossil fuels, even without subsidies

In 2010, investors and governments poured $187 billion into renewables and just $157 billion into natural gas, oil and coal.

Business & Technology

Renegade apps show how iPhones are awful for people, planet

Here are a bunch of (simulated) apps that, judging by Apple's recent treatment of similarly socially conscious fare, will never, ever make it onto an actual iPhone.

Green Cars

Sporty little MIT ‘city car’ is cute as an animal-themed butt plug

MIT’s 1,609-pound, all-electric wheeled pod thingy is actually going to be produced and sold, so we thought it could use a marketing campaign. Also, the whole web is kind of having a holiday right now, and we wanted to throw …