Business & Technology

Science

This synthetic biology explainer involves Legos, Mark Ruffalo, and skateboards. Watch it

Engineers are learning how to build with DNA. What does that mean?

Food

How will technology change farming?

Billions in startup investment are driving a new wave of "Ag 3.0" innovations that could make farms more productive, efficient, and responsible.

Food

With lab-grown meat, can we have our animals and eat them too?

Not many scientists are trying to grow meat in the lab, but those who are think it could change the world.

Climate & Energy

Obama’s big climate plan is now final — and it’s even stronger than expected

The EPA will require utilities to make deeper cuts in emissions from power plants, and will incentivize use of renewable energy.

Living

Awesome necklaces are an air pollution visualization

These statement necklaces actually say something.

Living

Two-day shipping: Free to you, but how costly to the planet?

The journey your package takes doesn't have to be a guilt(y) trip. But the faster you want it, the more likely you'll be doing some damage, green-ly speaking.

Food

Farmworkers score big in new tomato deal

A major grocery distributer just signed on to participate in the Fair Food Program.

Food

Starbucks food: May contain deforestation palm oil

Activists are demanding Starbucks take meaningful action on its palm oil policies.

Food

Some California farmers are ditching popular crops for less thirsty varieties

Instead of avocados and oranges, farmers are opting for pomegranates and ... dragonfruit?