Business & Technology

Cheese wiz

The Times exposes the craziness of the junk-food industry/USDA alliance

On Sunday, The New York Times ran a blockbuster piece on the unholy alliance between the USDA and Domino's to create a monstrously cheesy pizza -- while encouraging healthier eating habits. Here's what this partnership says about our food system and the USDA's role in shaping it.

Get smart

Why we won't have a green energy revolution without the smart grid

The rise of renewable energy and electric cars will vastly complicate how the power grid operates. That means it's going to have to get a lot smarter.

Green tea party

California's conservative counties voted green on Prop 23

The No forces' message that Prop 23 would kill green jobs seemed to hit home in conservative counties like Riverside and San Bernardino, where the unemployment rate has hit 15 percent this year.


The Climate Post: Earth will take 100,000 years to recover from the midterms' effects on climate

Nothing ruins the opportunity of stopping climate change like Speaker of the House John Boehner. Plus, the Leaf's batteries and Alaska's gas problem.

good news for your "solar texas"

Shell Oil pays $6 million for clean air violations, Texas schools use funds to go solar

$2 million of a $6 million settlement over Clean Air Act violations will be spent to help Texas schools go solar.

law and border: eco victim's unit

EPA captures latest environmental fugitive on 'Most Wanted' list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency just nabbed the latest fugitive on its Most Wanted list. Hiding out in the Dominican Republic, this convict was on the run for giving green jobs a bad name.

The Golden State's clean sweep

California exceptionalism or a rising green tide? [UPDATED]

The defeat of Prop 23, which would have suspended California's landmark climate law, marked the emergence of a bipartisan, enviro-business coalition.

Climate Change World Series

Giants' win cheers Prop 23 opponents as the polls open

Opponents of Proposition 23, the California ballot measure that would suspend the state's global warming law, are hoping the San Francisco Giants' win over the Texas Rangers augurs well for the outcome of the election.

progress report

Taking on the global energy investment challenge

A report released today provides a progress report on commitments to clean energy development in China, India, Nigeria, and South Africa.

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