Climate & Energy

Solar: The best of times, the worst of times

The U.S. solar industry is growing by leaps and bounds, but trade skirmishes with China are clouding the horizon.

Climate & Energy

Pennsylvania agency didn’t mention water pollution near fracking site because no one asked

The Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection found copper, zinc, nickel, and titanium near a fracking site, but failed to tell anyone.


As support for California GMO labeling wanes, campaign grows desperate

Fighting Monsanto's dirty money, Proposition 37 campaign has been getting weirder as time runs out before the election.

Business & Technology

Wind energy: Getting cheaper, still about to tank

The cost of running wind farms has fallen to a new low, but the industry in the U.S. is still in trouble because of an expiring tax credit.


What could the presidential race mean for cities?

Will the presidential election affect smart growth and transportation in urban areas? Not as much as you might think.


North Dakota’s super easy, oil-smeared voting process

The state is a dream come true for Big Oil, and not just because of how much money they can make.

Climate & Energy

The grim fight for renewable energy standards, in the voting booth and behind closed doors

Michigan voters are expected to reject an expanded renewables requirement. In other states, renewable standards are under more stealthy attack.

Climate & Energy

Oh, cool, another big storm headed for the East Coast

The storm-battered Northeast is bracing for a strong Nor’easter. The flooding won't be as bad as during Sandy, but that's not much consolation.

Climate & Energy

New York struggles to clean up — and to figure out how to prevent another disaster like Sandy

Ravaged shorelines and crippled infrastructure have forced New Yorkers to start thinking about their vulnerability to future storms.