Business & Technology

Business & Technology

The “sharing” economy cozies up to subprime auto loans

Bad car loans are nothing new, but they don't move us in any direction we should be wanting to go.

Secrets secrets are no fun

With eyes in the sky, researchers try to link fracking and illness

Scientists and ordinary citizens use satellite and aerial photography to look for clues connecting Pennsylvania fracking sites and mysterious maladies.

Food

Disruptive mayo is now a thing, and it’s spreading

A corporate giant sues a feisty startup over the right to call an egg-free product "mayo."

climate change the subject

At this hyper-green eatery, climate change will be the main course

Three Bay Area entrepreneurs have set out to create a restaurant where learning about the climate is positively delicious.

biomockery

Ditch Chad — this green building is your new wingman

Well, this is an odd promo video for a super-green building.

Throwing bad money after bad

Rich countries are still wasting billions on subsidies for fossil fuels

The G20 nations pledged to phase out fossil fuel subsidies. Instead they're now spending $88 billion a year just on exploration, not to mention all the other subsidies.

Climate & Energy

Could this rock save the planet?

Olivine may be kryptonite for climate change, but it fights CO2 as only a mineral can -- incredibly slowly.

This is the dividend

A proposal to save the middle class … by cutting carbon pollution

Peter Barnes' plan is politically impossible, but isn't everything now? So what the hell, let's check it out.

Food

For farmers, using pesticides is a lot like picking the wrong smartphone

"Path dependency" is when a choice of technologies hems in your future. Is that happening today as developing countries build out their farming systems?

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