The Great Energy Shift Part 2
Forget Saving the Planet, Driving an Electric Car Will Save Your Life

Forget Saving the Planet, Driving an Electric Car Will Save Your Life

If you want to sell the climate change fight, make it about personal health. 

California's Car Culture Is Crashing Its Carbon-Free Future

California's Car Culture Is Crashing Its Carbon-Free Future

The Golden State is going green in a big way, but needs to kick its auto addiction.

How to Turn Cheap Natural Gas into Low-Carbon Gasoline

How to Turn Cheap Natural Gas into Low-Carbon Gasoline

They key? A genetically modified virus. 

The $87 Billion Robot-Car Market

The $87 Billion Robot-Car Market

Self-driving cars might be almost 10 percent of the automotive market in a decade and a half.

The Chart That Shows Why China Is Desperate to Switch to Electric Cars

The Chart That Shows Why China Is Desperate to Switch to Electric Cars

The government considers new incentives to slow skyrocketing gasoline consumption.

How Climate Change Will Destroy Your Country's Credit Rating
Can Green Diesel Wean the U.S. Off Oil?

Can Green Diesel Wean the U.S. Off Oil?

A Louisiana refinery ramps up production of a biofuel that could power everything from Jettas to jetliners. 

Get to Mars by Selling All Your Earthly Possessions

Get to Mars by Selling All Your Earthly Possessions

Elon Musk wants a ticket to Mars to cost $500,000. For those left behind, he'll have a cheap electric car for you. 

The Organic Battery From Japan That Could Spawn The Next Tesla

The Organic Battery From Japan That Could Spawn The Next Tesla

A startup says its new battery will make cheap, 300-mile-range electric cars as common as Corollas. 

Why Green Jobs Are Booming in Bangladesh

Why Green Jobs Are Booming in Bangladesh

The impoverished nation is going solar in a big way.

Why Google is Making a Big Deal Over a Little Solar Device

Why Google is Making a Big Deal Over a Little Solar Device

Gadgets called inverters are key to making usable solar energy, and Google wants them super small and cheap.

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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