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Taxpayer subsidies helped Tesla Motors, so why does Elon Musk slam them?

Silicon Valley has always relied on the government to jump-start innovative businesses -- no matter how much it clings to the go-it-alone narrative.

Climate & Energy

American company sues Canada over fracking moratorium

A failing fracking company says Canadians owe it $250 million because of a ban on fracking beneath the St. Lawrence River in Quebec.

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Monsanto just dropped $1 billion on better weather forecasts

While the federal government hacks away at spending on weather forecasting, Monsanto is taking the opposite approach.


Ask Umbra: What’s the greenest way to dispose of dog poop?

A readers wonders what to do with dog doo-doo. Umbra gives him the full list of do's and don'ts.


Dr. Bronner’s soapbox: Working GMO labels into a lather

The verbose soap favored by clean hippies everywhere takes a stand for Washington state's proposition 522.

Climate & Energy

In Silicon Valley hub, new homes must be wired for electric cars

Palo Alto will update its building codes, requiring all new homes to be prepped for electric vehicle chargers.

Climate & Energy

Kiribati climate refugees fighting to stay in New Zealand

A couple's homeland is being lost beneath rising seas. Does New Zealand have any obligation to give them asylum?

Business & Technology

Army going green to cut back on dangerous fuel convoys

Fuel trucks are a favorite target of anti-American forces in Afghanistan, so the Army is shifting to greener alternatives.

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Big Coal buries Obama’s renewable-friendly energy regulator

The president's nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Ron Binz, drops his bid in the face of opposition.