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Business & Technology

India blames environmental activists for its economic problems

The country's spy service says Greenpeace and its ilk are reducing the nation's GDP by 2 to 3 percent every year.

don't frack me, bro

Yes, frackers can forcibly drill your land, even if you don’t want them to

Forced pooling allows drillers to tap gas beneath a reluctant landowner's property if enough of their neighbors sell their drilling rights.

Genetically engineered lawsuit

Big Food is already suing Vermont over its GMO labeling law

It only took 35 days. So now organic advocates and anti-GMO activists are raising money for a defense effort.

It's open season

Tesla abandons its patents, aims to spur electric-car revolution

The pioneering EV manufacturer is going open source, allowing competitors to use all of its patented technology.

All wet

Your clothes dryer is a huge energy waster

Washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators are much more energy efficient now than they were 20 or 30 years ago, but clothes dryers still suck.

Ah shit

Climate change could flood your streets with doo-doo and toxic waste

Rising seas and storm surges won't just bring water to people's doorsteps -- they could also bring a witches' brew of sewage and industrial waste.

radio static

Stop lying! Enviros are fed up with false ads about Obama’s power plant rules

The National Mining Association is playing inaccurate radio ads, so a coalition of green group is asking the FCC to investigate.

Business & Technology

Here’s how California could fix its drought-time water woes

By improving irrigation, efficiency, recycling, and stormwater-capture practices, California could free up enough extra water to meet all of its cities' needs.

Business & Technology

Guess which company got the first U.S. commercial drone permit?

Oh – hello, BP! Always a pleasure to hear from the Charlie Sheen of the oil industry.