Business & Technology

After the Earth Summit, young people push for real change

World leaders failed to deliver in Rio. But there was other progress, and a call for fundamental economic change. Now, says one young observer, it’s time to raise some hell.

Tar-sands oil spills should scare the crap out of you

InsideClimate News has published an in-depth series on a million-gallon-plus spill of oil-sands crude near Kalamazoo, Mich. Here are the good bits.

WTO doesn’t want you to know where your meat was born

Mystery meat is about to make a comeback, now that the WTO has slapped down a rule requiring country-of-origin labels.

New York says eff you to coal plants

It will soon be nearly impossible to build a coal-fired power plant in New York, thanks to state regulators.

Health care and sustainability, part deux: More …

Reax to the Supreme Court's ruling from Van Jones, Alex Steffen, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, and Gary Hirshberg.

Health care and sustainability: Experts weigh in on ruling

Terry Tempest Williams, Raj Patel, Richard Heinberg, James Howard Kunstler, and Gary Cohen on the Supreme Court's landmark decision.

This gigantic hybrid ship can run on a battery

Although gigantic ships are relatively efficient — compared to, say, transporting massive amounts of stuff by airplane — they do use an astounding amount of fuel. The shipping industry is working on this problem. In particular, a Norwegian shipping company …

Power your laptop with your butt

Swedish designer Eddi Tornberg has turned the plight of modern workers — sitting like lazy larvae in front of computer screens all day — into a form of renewable energy. He uses the heat of our rear ends to create …

Congressional Republicans attack another job-creating American company

In their quest to find the next next next next next Solyndra, congressional Republicans are now attacking thriving, growing American clean-energy projects.