Business & Technology

Global cleantech investment picks itself up off the floor

After a bruising first quarter of 2012, investment globally climbs -- thanks in large part to a spike in China.

Cloned horses could compete in the Olympics

The highest body of equestrian sports, the Federation Equestre Internationale, is just a little obsessed with where horse babies come from. And not without reason — have you seen the prices for champion horse sperm these days? (Man, you know …

Patriot Coal files for bankruptcy

The company cites the coal industry's "major transformation" in a public statement.

As water dries up, so do crops. Get used to it.

The link between reduced agricultural irrigation and reduced crop yields is becoming increasingly apparent -- and for a more populous world, an increasing problem.

Apple withdraws its products from national environmental standard

Apple's new MacBook laptops are hard to take apart, and thus hard to recycle, so they fail to meet one key green standard.

For the first time, America produces as much electricity from natural gas as from coal

And, remarkably, the U.S. produced more electricity from non-fossil fuels than from either natural gas or coal.

Duke Energy CEO Bill Johnson resigns after one day, gets $44 million in severance

For his eight-hour tenure as top dog at Duke, Bill Johnson made a cool $44.4 million.

We’re fighting the wrong fights over energy subsidies

Clean energy subsidies are really very small in the grand scheme of things, says Michael Liebreich of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Consider that we're spending $83 billion a year just to patrol the Straits of Hormuz.

How environmentalists win

Bashing corporations isn't getting us anywhere. Major environmental reforms won't be achieved without corporate support.