Business & Technology

Seaweed toothpaste can kill bad plaque bacteria

Researchers in England were studying seaweed enzymes to see if they could clean bacteria off the hulls of ships, when they were suddenly struck by inspiration. We imagine it went something like this: Bob: Dick, your breath stinks! Dick: Sorry. …

Let them eat kale: In Harlem, a farm share for the people

In order to get more healthy food to residents of Harlem and the Bronx, Corbin Hill Farm tweaks the community-supported agriculture model to work better for low-income people.

The future of solar

It'll be a while before we see the final shape of the solar industry, says Michael Liebreich of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

How to put solar panels on your roof, even if you don’t have a roof

A bill advancing through the California legislature would make it easy for anyone who pays a utility bill to become a solar customer.

Ultimate green car drops your carbon footprint to zero, by killing you

The Onion shares a really innovative green breakthrough: The Prius Solution kills you with a spike as soon as you get in.

Coal and China: Bad, but maybe not as bad as you think

China's been binging on coal, but that's not going to continue forever, says Michael Liebreich of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

We can’t solve our environmental problems without business

“If business isn’t developing solutions to our sustainability issues, they won’t be developed,” says Andy Hoffman, a professor of sustainable enterprise at the University of Michigan.

Massive fracking company pays way lower tax rate than Grist interns

Chesapeake Energy Corp., the second-largest natural-gas producer in the U.S., has paid just 1 percent in income taxes over its 23-year history.

Spray-on batteries could turn your coffee cup into an energy collecting device

A team of engineers have figured out how to make spray-on, rechargeable batteries that could transform any surface, anywhere, into a device for collecting and storing energy.