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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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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