Business & Technology

Business & Technology

Funding evil lobbying group was “a mistake,” says Google

Google (might) stop funding ALEC, a notorious, Koch-funded outfit that pushes anti-climate and anti-clean-energy legislation.

Food

Why “get big” isn’t the answer for poor farmers around the globe

Here's why farms are getting smaller, not larger, in developing countries.

Climate & Energy

Good news! There’s bad news for coal

The enemy of the human race takes a few hits.

Climate & Energy

Naomi Klein is right: Unchecked capitalism will destroy civilization

Klein's new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate," argues that it's now too late for incremental steps to fight climate change. We have go big.

Station to station

Rumors of the death of the train station have been greatly exaggerated

Something there is that doesn't like a big, beautiful, high-ceilinged train lobby -- because we keep shuttering them. Occasionally, a city will push back.

Climate & Energy

China’s coal addiction threatens the planet — but can it handle a natural gas revolution?

China's push to wean itself from coal has triggered a rush to develop alternative power sources. Here's a look at its natural gas boom.

Climate & Energy

What’s the deal with this U.N. Climate Summit?

It might not be the sexiest event in New York next week, but it could help lay the groundwork for climate action down the line.

SERVER HARM

Amazon’s cloud is about to get dirtier

The company's cloud computing services rely heavily on fossil fuels. A new billion-dollar data center isn't going to help that.

Business & Technology

Progress rarely glows blue: EEStor and the lure of new technology

What can we learn from the collapse of a much-hyped battery company?

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