Gristmill

Business & Technology

We need to talk about your old basement TV

By collecting old electronics instead of replacing them, we're making the energy efficiency of new devices kind of meaningless.

The road to Paris

What you should know about this week’s U.N. climate talks

There’s another climate confab happening right now in Geneva. Maybe you have some questions about it. Good, because we have some answers.

Climate & Energy

Now BP and Shell will consider the cost of climate change when doing business

Both oil giants have agreed to support shareholder resolutions that will make them take global warming a little more seriously.

Living

Pot industry’s homegrown credit union squares off against the fed

In Colorado, marijuana industry entrepreneurs are eager to open their own credit union -- but federal regulations are a total buzzkill.

Business & Technology

These 3D-printed bricks could replace your AC — except you, Florida

3D-printed bricks that act like air conditioners -- cool new technology for the win!

Climate & Energy

Score one for ALEC: West Virginia is first state to repeal a renewable energy standard

Other states are also moving to roll back renewable policies, much to the delight of the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council.

Climate & Energy

This amazing gadget is the best technology we have for trapping CO2

Researchers found that the most efficient way to suck up a shit-ton of carbon was ... uh, trees.

Living

As oil buyers pull out of Venezuela, condom prices swell to $755

The fact that you filled up your gas tank for $20 this morning means that there's a couple in Caracas stewing in sexual frustration.

Climate & Energy

BP’s missing oil is found — where else? — on the bottom of the Gulf

Some 10 million gallons spilled by the Deepwater Horizon disaster are now sitting on the seafloor, a new study finds.

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