Business & Technology

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.

Drag racing

Homobiles, SF’s queer ride service, is the anti-Uber

It might not be the future, but a pay-what-you-can car service for the LGBTQ crowd does show what a real community-based ride service looks like.

Business & Technology

Walmart’s new green product label is the most misleading yet

The “Sustainability Leaders” badge is getting great press, but even Walmart admits that it doesn't mean products are eco-friendly.

Business & Technology

The secret history of the taxi wars

The regulation fights didn't start with Uber. Meet the movers and shakers of the last 100-plus years.

Climate & Energy

Oklahoma scientists pressured to downplay link between earthquakes and fracking

Oil company execs and university bigwigs leaned on the Oklahoma Geological Survey so it wouldn’t blame quakes on fracking techniques.

Food

McDonald’s stops buying chicken with antibiotics. Here’s why that matters

The fast food giant is throwing its considerable weight into the battle against antibiotic resistance.

Living

Can Etsy blow up and keep its soul?

As Etsy gets bigger and bigger, the sellers who built it are starting to feel squeezed out.

Business & Technology

Uber, Lyft, and the growing problem of temp jobs

Riders love the convenience and availability of the swaggering, app-wielding, taxi-displacing car services. But they could turn us all into temps.

Something's fishy here...

Whole Foods is selling you fish farmed by prisoners

According to a recent investigation by Pacific Standard, your tilapia may have come from a federal prison in Cañon City, Colo.

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