Business & Technology

Smokescreen

Way back when, Big Oil taught tobacco companies a few tricks

New evidence shows the oil industry wrote the playbook on shady PR tactics.

Justice

Gotta catch ’em all? It’s a lot easier if you’re white.

Augmented reality is as unjust as real life.

bright spot

Obama tries to revive a grassroots solar program

Now it should be easier for homeowners to put panels on their roofs.

Business & Technology

The world’s biggest seed companies are wooing

The world’s biggest farm supply companies are all trying to merge. Here’s what it means.

Election Guide ★ 2016

Launching the cleantech space race: A preflight checklist for candidates

From exporting cleantech to upgrading the grid, here’s how to kickstart the renewable revolution.

snorlax attention

Playing Pokémon Go? The internet has some advice for you.

Look up every once in a while.

friday night lights

Solar tower generates electricity from molten salt, even when it’s dark

The facility's massive stores of salt can hold enough solar energy to power 10,000 homes.

Justice

Pollution from power plants in two states killed thousands of people last year

Nearly 90 percent of the plants are in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

He'll sign it

Congress sends GMO-labeling bill to Obama’s desk

The bill would make labeling mandatory nationwide.