Business & Technology

Grainspotting: Farmers get desperate as coal and oil take over the rails

What could be more American than a gang rivalry between nonrenewable energy and wheat, our nation’s two great loves?

Business & Technology

Here’s what to do with all that extra CO2 you’ve got hanging around

Entrepreneurs are trying out ways to recycle sequestered carbon dioxide, making everything from fertilizer to superglue to Plexiglas.

Climate & Energy

Americans have no idea how much water we use — or how to conserve it

Water is involved in pretty much everything you do, and its supply is limited because the planet is being destroyed.

Climate & Energy

Rising sea levels will drown your Western art history course

About 140 of 720 UNESCO World Heritage sites surveyed will be underwater because of climate change, according to a new study.


Get off my lawn! Organic farmers just can’t get along with GMO-growing neighbors

A new survey finds that organic farmers in the U.S. incur significant financial losses due to GMO contamination from nearby farms.

Climate & Energy

You can thank Warren Buffett for many of those exploding oil trains

His Berkshire Hathaway investment group owns many of the flimsy rail cars used to transport oil, and it has vigorously fought tighter regulation.

Climate & Energy

That old, rusty underwater pipeline? Nothing to worry about!

Michiganders are loudly voicing their concerns about a 60-year-old oil pipeline that runs along the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac.

Climate & Energy

Drought-plagued California tries to drink the ocean (hold the salt)

Un-salted seawater might be one cure for California's water woes, and 17 new desalination projects are banking on it.


Hundreds arrested at anti-Keystone protest in front of White House

The student-led demonstration was the "largest youth civil disobedience at the White House in a generation," organizers said.