Business & Technology

Food

Farm tech isn’t a war between good and evil — it’s a quest for whatever works

Forget the ideological showdowns. Poor farmers will thrive when they find the right mix of high and low technologies that serves their needs.

Business & Technology

In the cities of the future, skyscrapers could be made out of wood

A Canadian architect thinks we should build skyscrapers out of wood to save the earth and climate a whole lotta hurt.

Climate & Energy

The SXSW kids are about to get schooled by the dean of environmental justice

Robert Bullard, who keynotes the eco-geek conference, says the war for climate justice will be won (or lost) in the South.

Prost!

Germany kicks our butts, again, at clean energy

The country has hit another renewable energy milestone, sourcing more than a quarter of its electricity from renewables.

Food

4 problems GMO labeling won’t solve

A lot of people support GMO labels as a blow against pesticides or Big Ag. We should probably just go after those problems directly.

Food

Why D.C. is doing food waste reclamation right

How D.C. Central Kitchen is building a better food system.

If Robin Hood turned to real estate ...

Here’s one idea for taxing the rich and making housing more affordable

A newly proposed "pied-à-terre tax" in New York City would apply to luxury homes owned by people who don’t actually live in the city.

Goggle Maps

Google Street View brings the world’s coral reefs to you

Even if you failed SCUBA certification, you can visit the world's coral reefs -- minus all the water and animals that might slime or sting or bite you.

Business & Technology

This lobbying shop is so dirty even oil companies want out

Occidental Petroleum is leaving ALEC because its positions on climate change are too extreme.

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