Business & Technology

A tale of two cities

Colorado Springs goes dark, Lexington goes bright

Dickens begins his novel with the famous line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Were he writing today about the two American cities -- Lexington, Mass. and Colorado Springs, …


The spill is gone, but uncertainty haunts the Gulf

Will sea life be permanently damaged by the huge dose of crude? Will consumers ever eat anything that's been swimming around in that toxic soup?


BP collecting millions in government stimulus funds for California power plant

The oil spill bad guys are raking in taxpayer bucks to build a new Carbon Capture and Sequestration power plant in California.

Friday Flashback

The climate clock ticks faster, a solar campus, butter as biofuel, and 7 more green tales

Ten stories you might have missed from the greenosphere.

the monster mash

China to breed humongous bus-subway hybrid that swallows traffic

There may be 9 million bicycles in Beijing, but there's also a heck of a lot of traffic. To deal with all those wheels, Chinese innovators have come up with a Futurama-esque solution: a new …

Emissions mission

California's Bay Area ponies up for electric-car charging stations

The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt will hit dealer showrooms in just a few months. To make sure Bay Area buyers have places to charge their new EVs, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District …

ULE'll love this idea

Introducing ULE 880 — Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations

A new sustainability standard for companies is being released for public comment: ULE 880 -- Sustainability for Manufacturing Organizations.

guns, germs, and steal

Thieves hate fuel-efficient cars

Yet another reason not to buy a gas-gulping, big-honkin' SUV: They're more likely to get stolen!

Stand by me

Farmers markets growing like weeds around country

The USDA announced that there are now 6,132 farmers markets in the country, up a stunning 214 percent since 2000. But direct sales still represent just a tiny drop in the U.S. food bucket.