Business & Technology

tallahassee change

Florida tries to reclaim its identity as the Sunshine State.

Voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to cut property taxes on residential and commercial properties with solar panels.

Flip sync battle

Should you always turn the lights out when leaving a room?

A reader wonders if it's wasteful to flip lights on and off too quickly. Advice columnist Umbra Fisk offers an illuminating answer.

The milky way

A new kind of packaging cuts food waste, replaces plastic, and — if you’re still hungry — it’s edible.

A contender to dethrone plastic packages

I choo choo choose you

In five years, we might get the same trains that Europe had in the 1980s.

So what if the rest of the world had high-speed trains before Madonna started making hit records?

Lead By Example

Citizen scientists are taking it upon themselves to confront America’s lead problem.

CitizenSpring wants to make a water-quality map of “every faucet in the country.”


Solar is nearly 10 percent cheaper than it was a year ago.

Solar is getting cheaper -- but not because of technology.


Americans love genetically modified mosquitoes much more than other GMOs

Why do Americans embrace some GMOs but reject others?

biosphere the worst

Trump’s campaign chief once ran a major climate research center

Twenty years before campaigning for a climate denier, Stephen Bannon had a different tune.

Waiting for the other sue to drop

Here’s a way to make it easier to sue climate polluters in court

But it'll still be an uphill climb.