Business & Technology

Justice

L.A. heatwave could mean more pollution for communities of color

Three generating stations have been approved to burn diesel as power demand spikes this summer.

corncob pipe dream

Can we finally make gasoline out of corncobs?

Maybe we really will drive corn-powered cars someday

down in the dumps

Fracking produces tons of radioactive waste. What should we do with it?

States are struggling to deal with the potentially dangerous drilling byproducts that are being dumped in landfills throughout the Marcellus Shale.

Cities

Fancy streetlights save a lot of energy but steal your sleep

LED streetlights sound like a great idea. But there's a hitch.

Justice

Meet the activist getting sued for complaining about a coal-ash dump

"Sometimes, you gotta say ouch."

Pouf!

Our clean energy future, brought to you by loofahs

Researchers can improve rechargeable batteries by adding bits of modified sponge. Yes, really.

emission control

That massive methane leak in L.A. was visible from space

You can't sneak a gas leak past NASA.

Climate & Energy

The next U.S. president could save or destroy the Arctic

And his or her decision could last a lifetime.

Throwing shade

U.S. Chamber of Commerce joins anti-solar crusade

The chamber’s new campaign is part of a larger right-wing push to kneecap the rooftop solar industry.