Business & Technology

Politics

Holy sh*t, a town in Texas just banned fracking

Eight fracking bans went to voters during these elections. Half of them won, including one in the Lone Star State.

Greenhouse Effect

Which plants will survive climate change? This greenhouse could have the answers

The greenhouse is owned by a biotech company in Durham, N.C., that understands that resilience means money.

Climate & Energy

Tar-sands industry loses $17.1 billion thanks to public opposition

A new report spells out the financial costs of the public opposition to tar-sands development.

Food

From two Ethiopians, what small farmers really want

A new middle class can put down roots when small family farmers get the tools and education to produce more food.

Climate & Energy

Rotten odors rouse citizen sleuths in Pennsylvania gas patch

Since government won't monitor whether the oil-and-gas boom is wrecking air quality, volunteers have stepped in. Now their work is getting peer-reviewed and published.

Business & Technology

Surprise: Biodegradable plastic bags usually aren’t

"Oxodegradable" is the latest iffy marketing term for plastic bags.

Climate & Energy

Fracking pollution just went airborne

A new study published this week shows that fracking chemicals aren't just polluting our waterways, they're taking to the skies, too.

Business & Technology

These wearable air monitors fight pollution from the streets

The AirBeam promises to let you measure the air pollution you breathe while walking around your city.

Climate & Energy

Texas lobbying group busted for phony anti-solar campaign

The Consumer Energy Alliance has been pushing a cynical campaign to turn public opinion against policies that promote solar power. In Wisconsin, it just backfired.

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