Business & Technology

Could a bullet train take you from the U.S. to China to Europe?

China wants to build a high-speed rail network that could ferry passengers from the U.S. to Beijing in two days, and onward from there.


There’s trouble brewing for your coffee habit

Coffee rust is driving up the cost of that vital morning fix. Climate change will kill your buzz even harder.

Climate & Energy

Billions of barrels of new reasons to not frack California

Fracking opponents are seizing on news that California shale deposits may contain 96 percent less recoverable oil than previously estimated.


These are the states where climate hawk Tom Steyer will wage political war

Steyer's super PAC plans to spend $100 million on races in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

Climate & Energy

The Himalaya shows off how fast it can melt, too

Not wanting to get left behind its bigger bros in the global melt, the "third pole" has also been shedding its icy stocks.

Business & Technology

Millennials are the new oil barons? Wait, what happened to all of our green inclinations?

If you're a young person starting an oil company because you want to make a lot of money, fine. We clearly don’t have much in common.

Catch Word

The dictionary finally admits fracking is here to stay

Dictionaries aren't exactly known for being trendy, so it's a big deal when Merriam-Webster adds fracking and freegan to the lexicon.


India’s new prime minister is big on solar power

Narendra Modi is conservative, but he's making clean electricity generation his top energy priority.


Evangelical Christians call on Florida politicians to take climate action

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio are climate deniers, and that doesn't sit well with some of the state's Evangelical leaders.