Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

Could this lawsuit force Obama to fix his ridiculous coal-leasing program?

The feds are still letting coal companies mine on public land at far below market rates, contrary to the goals of the president's own climate plan.

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A plan to get solar headed in the right direction — literally

It’s OK to discriminate on orientation when it comes to solar panels. West is best.

Climate & Energy

Cheap gasoline summons the dread SUV from its jumbo grave

SUVs never had much on their cheaper, more efficient, safer compact-car competitors. But every time the price of fuel drops, the zombies return.

Business & Technology

Whatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying car

The Terrafugia Transition will go down in history as the first ever commercially available flying car AND the worst name ever given to a product of any sort.

Business & Technology

Why aren’t we all driving hydrogen fuel cell cars?

A reader wonders when hydrogen-powered vehicles will rule the road. Umbra takes a look under the hood.

Climate & Energy

Long-weekend pastime: Look for oil-by-rail disasters near you

ProPublica's interactive 50-state map is the best tour guide yet for this increasingly common hazard of North America's energy boom.

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A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy

Leroy Mwasaru and his team tackled shoddy sanitation with a bioreactor that produces cooking fuel from so-called waste.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new rules on ozone and smog

You can be thankful that the air you breathe will soon be a little cleaner. And if we all push the EPA, it might get even cleaner still.

Medical, Dental, Solar

The newest benefits perk: Cheap solar power for your home

Corporate giants like 3M, Cisco, and Kimberley-Clark are removing barriers to solar power by offering it as an employee benefit.

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