Business & Technology


Nature and technology are merging. What does that mean for sustainability?

This could be the green tech revolution that no one's talking about.

Business & Technology

What would our technology look like if we treated climate change like the Cold War?

Why is our concept of "new technology" today all about fulfilling individual needs and desires, rather than solving society's most pressing problem?

Business & Technology

Porsche cheated on emissions tests too, EPA says

The EPA is expanding its diesel emissions investigation to Volkswagen's luxury brands.

Climate & Energy

Which airlines are best and worst for the climate?

American is at one end of the spectrum and Alaska is at the other. Check out the rankings.

An empowering story

These 3 cities are fighting for a clean-energy future

As Madison, Wis., tries to fight off a bad scheme from its utility, it's taking lessons from Boulder and Minneapolis.

Chemise All That

I subscribe to clothing share. Is that an eco-friendly move — or just wasteful?

A reader wonders if clothing subscriptions are a smart way to shop or just another symptom of overconsumption, and Umbra registers her opinion.


Mark Bittman’s plan to make you fall in love with vegan food

The author and former New York Times columnist talks about the new vegan meal-kit startup he has recently joined.

K-Cups, old white men, and more: Last-minute, terrifying costume ideas

We've invented easy ways for you to dress up as some of the scariest villains on the planet.

Climate & Energy

East Coast and Gulf Coast power grids are still not ready for a big hurricane

It's been three years since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. Our power grids are still awful.