Business & Technology

Business & Technology

This bike does everything for your lazy ass

This smartbike is set to synch up with your smartphone or smartwatch, making it very appealing to your lazybrain and lazybody.

Food

The thing we need most to deal with climate change — beer — is threatened by climate change

Climate change is pushing the brewing industry to think more deeply about its practices and find more sustainable ways of producing your pint.

Politics

Planet-unfriendly Pacific trade pact leaps a big hurdle

President Obama is getting close to securing the authority to enact his Trans-Pacific trade deal. Right now that looks like a loss for the environment.

Science

NASA wants to get rid of that flying pollution factory you took to Florida

The agency announced it will spend the next two years trying to create a new type of aircraft with "maximum efficiency and minimal environmental impact.”

Lithium Ion Tamer

Can a new startup lead the charge for better, cheaper batteries?

24M claims it's got a new way to bring down the cost of the big batteries that renewable energy systems need. It'll take years to see if the company's right.

the silence of the owls

What makes owls deadly could make wind turbines silent

This bird-inspired tech tweak could make wind turbines quieter -- and that might make them more effective, too.

Looking on the Blight Side of Things

California is figuring out the whole drought thing for the rest of us

Turns out there's an upside to the ongoing drought in the U.S.

Compact dis

Are solar compactors actually good for the earth?

They're popping up in greener cities everywhere -- those solar-powered public trash cans. But do they actually make a difference? Umbra has the answer.

Politics

Congressional Republicans: Damn the environment, full cuts ahead!

The GOP majority is gunning for the environment with its new appropriations bills, which would gut federal climate efforts.