Business & Technology

California Dreamin'

California is betting $2 million that its traffic jams can generate electricity.

A similar Israeli pilot program failed -- unbeknownst to the California state representative who proposed the funding for it.

What's in a name?

Trump gives his classic right-wing energy plan a scary historical name

Scary, but accurate.

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Here are our reading recs to kick off six months of hibernation.

If you’re not planning to move your body for the foreseeable future, might as well keep the brain limber.

Ad it up

Big business is diving into the fight over the Dakota Access pipeline.

Can you guess what side they're on?


Farmworkers demand ban on a toxic pesticide.

The EPA is considering whether to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, an insect killer that can cause serious damage to human health.

Full steam ahead

What kind of water heater is greenest?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk warms to the topic and assesses the options.

the motion of the ocean

Wave power has finally come to the United States.

In Hawaii, the first successful U.S. wave-energy project is online.

Exxon Immobile

The federal government is investigating ExxonMobil’s accounting related to climate change.

This comes as Exxon is already under investigation by states for possibly lying to the public about climate science.

out of my dreams, into my car

We are the bosses of self-driving cars, say the feds.

The feds attempt to bring some order to the mess of rules around self-driving cars.