Business & Technology

dead in the water

What's next for the Gulf, and other green news

The Macondo oil well is dead, but stories about the Gulf weren't capped with it. Find out about the state of the Gulf.

seep with the fishes

Obituary for an oil well

A nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico began with flames, billowing plumes of oil, and 24-7 media coverage. But the final death of the Macondo oil well reads much more like a gentle passing in the night. To which we say: RIP (and good riddance).

scheme of californiacation

California's landmark climate law: Job killer or creator?

Proposition 23 proponents claim AB 32 will kill jobs and California should wait until unemployment rates drops to 5.5 percent. Is there truth to that?

He is the egg man

It's official: Jack DeCoster rules the U.S. egg roost

In my Monday post, I couldn't quite establish that "habitual violator" Jack DeCoster controls the largest U.S. egg conglomerate. But new information has emerged that allows DeCoster to be crowned definitively king.

In the black

Enviros step up fundraising to defeat California's Prop 23, oil industry pleas for money

Fundraising by the oil companies trying to kill California's AB 32 was so lackluster it prompted a plea for money from Big Oil.

Blow and behold

Michigan: Outgoing Gov. Jennifer Granholm on creating wind energy jobs

In Michigan, our big, hairy, audacious goal is to make our state the international hub of the clean energy industry, creating jobs by transforming Michigan from rust belt to green belt.

antisocial networking

Greenpeace: Unfriend Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg if he won't ditch coal [VIDEO]

Greenpeace takes another swipe at Facebook -- for running its new Oregon data center partially on coal -- with an eye-catching animated video calling on viewers to unfriend Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

a kahn-do attitude

Don’t like the climate? Move to Fargo, says author of 'Climatopolis'

A provocative new book from economist Matthew Kahn argues that while it's too late to avoid the major effects of global warming, that's OK because most people will simply move to places that are effectively adapting to the changes. And here we'd been so worried!

Blackwatering the crops

Notorious agribiz giant Monsanto hired notorious ‘security’ firm Blackwater

Monsanto hired one of Blackwater's shell companies to monitor activist websites, and the Blackwater offshoot offered to infiltrate activist groups.