Business & Technology

As Congress lets wind tax credit die, the wind industry struggles to finish key projects

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not seem inclined to hold a vote on a key tax credit for the wind industry -- and neither do House leaders -- likely dooming the jobs of thousands of workers.

Big-box stores go big on solar

While not nearly making up for the other ways in which big-box stores degrade the environment, the focus on rooftop solar is an important step.

Sweden recycles so effectively that it has to import garbage to incinerate

Which is what you might call a mixed blessing.

Chevy isn’t losing $49,000 on every Volt it sells, for God’s sake

Reuters bungles basic math, claiming Chevy loses $49,000 for every Volt it sells. Wrong: Allow us to explain using some sort of odd analogy about baskets.

This is what air pollution sounds like

One of the terrifying qualities of modern pollution is that you can’t always see it. In old pictures of industrial cities, the pollution was disgustingly apparent. But today, pollution is often invisible, even though it’s no less dangerous. Aaron Reuben …

To pay fines from the Gulf spill, BP is selling oil fields in the Gulf

Grist classifieds: Gulf oil fields, barely used, motivated British seller.

Rush Limbaugh said something obnoxious, this time about energy policy

SPOILER: It was dumb and phony.

Shell starts drilling, hasn’t ruined the Arctic yet

More than 24 hours after Shell started drilling off the coast of Alaska, the company has yet to spill oil all over everything.

Injured bald eagle gets new 3-D printed beak

A team of scientists, engineers, and a dentist designed a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace the eagle's lost upper mandible.