Business & Technology

Turbine makes fresh water out of thin air in the desert

If you've ever watched water drip out of a window a/c unit, you've seen the operating principle of Eole Water's new wind turbine in action.

Fossil-fuel subsidies are the real job killers

Big Oil accuses environmentalists of killing jobs, but behind the scenes the oil industry is laying off thousands of workers and undermining our entire economy.

People power: Crowdfunding fires up local solar projects

To fund community-scale solar power installation, the company Solar Mosaic has created a website that allows people to invest even small sums. It’s a surprisingly smart idea.

9-year-old builds the world’s cutest recycled cardboard arcade

[vimeo 40000072] Nine-year-old Caine didn’t build his home arcade out of cardboard because he wanted to recycle — he did it because he likes arcades, has access to a lot of boxes, and is a DIY genius. But you can’t help …

Smart Car goes on an ASCII adventure in the world’s coolest Twitter feed

Go to the Twitter feed of Smart Car of Argentina and hold down the J key. Go on. We’ll wait here for you.

Why going green during a recession actually creates jobs

Economists have long known something that politicians apparently do not: If you need to impose expensive environmental regulations, there’s no better time than during a recession.

Ohio fracking is latest target for anti-Keystone activists

The folks who brought you the blockbuster protests against the Keystone XL pipeline are planning the largest-ever demonstration against natural-gas fracking.

Solar ‘scandal’ upshot: China is dominating global solar market, for better or worse

Conservatives are going nuts about yet another "new Solyndra," but it's the same old story: cheap Chinese solar panels. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

If everyone used as much energy as Americans, we’d run out of oil in 9 years

Unlike gluttonous American industry, Europe's most profitable companies plan to make even more money by getting ahead of this whole peak oil trend.