Happy 25th anniversary, San Jose’s useless light rail!

God bless the South Bay for trying. But it isn't working.

Climate & Energy

The New York Times dissolves its environment desk

The news isn't necessarily as bleak as it sounds -- and probably reflects worse on its competitors.

Business & Technology

RE-volv is making a community pot of solar gold

A new project aims to finance solar-power systems through a replenishing community fund -- and it's seeking donations.

Climate & Energy

Colorado to scrutinize oil and gas pollution

The state, which is seeing lots of fossil-fuel extraction, plans to test water near drilling sites and study methane emissions.


1,500 protesters swarm Albany to call for continued fracking ban in N.Y.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State speech attracted a large anti-fracking demonstration.


Big 50-year plan could make Detroit greener and healthier

A new blueprint for the Motor City, backed by big bucks from foundations, calls for more open space, better mass transit, and big changes in land use.

Business & Technology

Oil company foils government inspectors with high-tech gadgets (coffee filters)

Shell Alaska is busy taking notes.


Lisa Jackson blasts D.C. on her way out, while Chamber of Commerce shrugs and lobbies

Two statements from two leaders provide a stark, disconcerting portrait of American energy policy.


The ongoing drought may reverse the flow of the Chicago River

Which would deposit some of its sewage-heavy fluids into Lake Michigan for all to enjoy.

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