Business & Technology

Climate & Energy

Google’s plan to prioritize facts ticks off climate deniers

The search giant is considering a new system that would rank sites by trustworthiness. One prominent denier is already crying “censorship.”

Business & Technology

Uber wants to empower women using … Uber

Uber is partnering with U.N. Women to make more jobs for women drivers. Here's why we're skeptical.

Business & Technology

Solar power just had its best year ever

2014 was a banner year for solar in the U.S., with 30 percent more photovoltaic installations than in 2013.

Business & Technology

I watched Tim Cook introduce Apple Watch and now I’m depressed

Says Cook: "Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created. It's not just with you, it's on you." Gross.

Pushing daisies

How human composting will change death in the city

The financial and environmental costs of burial and cremation are high, but there could be a better way.

sharing and caring

The sharing economy is bullsh!t. Here’s how we can take it back

Real sharing can help solve big problems like climate change. But we have to start small.

Politics

Watch Obama call tar-sands oil “extraordinarily dirty”

The president disparaged the Keystone XL pipeline plan and the filthy crude it would carry during a town hall event on Friday.

Climate & Energy

Will the “Dark Lord of Coal Country” finally be brought to justice?

If federal prosecutors have their way, Don Blankenship will get his day in court for the string of misdeeds that lead to a deadly mine explosion. He apparently has other plans.

Climate & Energy

Obama admin punts on oil train safety — and another bomb train explodes

The White House decided not to draft rules on explosive gas in tanker cars, Reuters reports. Meanwhile, an oil train blows up in Illinois.

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