Apple and Greenpeace Trade Blows in Data-Center Grudge Match Garrett Fisher/Wired

Apple and Greenpeace Trade Blows in Data-Center Grudge Match

A look into the dispute over Apple's massive datacenter in North Carolina.

Fracking Could Cause Elevated Levels of Air Pollutants Near Gas Wells thejasp/flickr

Fracking Could Cause Elevated Levels of Air Pollutants Near Gas Wells

Public health researchers continue to probe the consequences of the American natural gas boom.

Would Obama's War on Speculators Really Reduce the Price of Oil? Reuters

Would Obama's War on Speculators Really Reduce the Price of Oil?

Banks and hedge funds have bet billions of dollars on oil in the last decade, but it's not clear whether they're driving up costs

Farming: What to Do If You Think You're Not Good at Anything Storey Publishing

Farming: What to Do If You Think You're Not Good at Anything

Farming is tough. Some days, maybe most days, you'll feel overwhelmed. But you'll also feel a fullness. Your life will feel different.

Apple Gets More of Its Power From Coal Than Any Other Big Tech Company Alexis Madrigal

Apple Gets More of Its Power From Coal Than Any Other Big Tech Company

While Google's worked hard to rely less on coal, Apple has not taken climate considerations into its datacenter decisions.

The Next Global Crash: Why You Should Fear the Commodities Bubble Reuters

The Next Global Crash: Why You Should Fear the Commodities Bubble

Investors have gone insane for commodities, pouring money into everything from oil to copper. Just like the world's mania for tech stocks in the 1990s, this boom is headed for a bust.

What It's Like to Watch China's Environment Disintegrate Firsthand Asia Society

What It's Like to Watch China's Environment Disintegrate Firsthand

An interview with journalist Sean Gallagher

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