Wind power is blowing up

With climate reports looking grim, gusty days might be our new best friend.

Mia Sullivan • April 22, 2022

The rise of solar businesses

US solar power businesses and jobs have grown steadily over the past several years.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 22, 2022

To BEV or not to BEV, that is the question

If any car is gonna get rural Americans to go green, it’s an electric F-150.

Jacob Cohen • April 12, 2022

Pinterest, Ford among companies responding to grim climate report

Companies reiterate their sustainability efforts following a new climate report.

Mia Sullivan • April 11, 2022

Where are the electric mail trucks?

Bureaucracy and budgets are keeping USPS from upgrading to a fully EV fleet.

Rob Litterst • March 11, 2022

Plastic looks great — but comes at a cost

Fabrics like polyester are popular with fast fashion brands, but increasingly hard to recycle.

Singdhi Sokpo • March 3, 2022

Fake snow: Big business on a warming planet

The Beijing Winter Olympics relied on fake snow. As the planet warms, the business is apt to grow.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 28, 2022

Rebundle makes sustainable hair extensions out of plants

Synthetic hair can be itchy and it creates plastic waste. Enter Rebundle, the company that makes extensions from plants.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 20, 2022

Digits: Butter, boy bands, and electric mail

Plus: An expensive page, and the Broncos’ family problems.

Jacob Cohen • January 17, 2022

Ford’s EV progress pushes the carmaker past $100B

Ford’s progress in EV manufacturing has boosted its stock price by 160%+ in the past year.

Trung T. Phan • January 14, 2022

TikTokers are sharing eco-hacks

TikTok users are teaching each other eco-friendly sustainability hacks, like making banana peel fertilizer and regrowing lettuce.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 15, 2021

These startups offer alternatives to single-use plastics

Startups are helping restaurants and food companies move away from single-use plastics.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 29, 2021

Google is putting sustainability in the hands of consumers, one product at a time

Google is releasing updates across Search, Travel, and Home products to help users become more sustainable.

Rob Litterst • October 19, 2021

Can California’s landscapers still make money with electric equipment?

California is banning gas-powered mowers and blowers. With training, that could ultimately save landscapers money.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 15, 2021

Flood premiums are about to flood America

For Floridians especially, the cost for flood insurance is about to skyrocket

Jacob Cohen • October 8, 2021

Peas are a hot plant protein, but they may soon cost more

Pea milk is a rising star in the alternative proteins world. But 1 supplier says it might be getting more expensive.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 4, 2021

The environmental cost of fast fashion

Fast fashion allows consumers to get trendy clothes for cheap, but it's leaving a devastating impact on the environment.

Rob Litterst • September 23, 2021

The $60B clean tech comeback

Funding in the US for climate tech could reach $60B this year thanks to Wall Street success stories and widespread support.

Trung T. Phan • August 24, 2021

Digits: Brazilian butt lifts, $10 palm prints, South Park, and more

Plus: Abandoned oil wells, firefighting helicopters, and Hello Kitty.

Jacob Cohen • August 9, 2021

Lego’s latest project: Greener bricks

Making Legos from bottles is the latest part of the company’s $400m sustainability play.

Jacob Cohen • August 3, 2021

Flat-packed pasta could be a sustainable solution for a carb favorite

Pasta packaging can be very wasteful. Flat-packed pasta that changes shape in boiling water could be the solution.

Trung T. Phan • June 8, 2021

The huge shake-up at oil giant ExxonMobil

After losing a shareholder vote, ExxonMobil now has 2 green-friendly directors on its board who will push for carbon reduction.

Trung T. Phan • June 1, 2021

The future of water is … sewage?

Treating sewage is a cost-effective way to make tap water. But can Americans get over the yuck factor?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 21, 2021

All-electric pickups are almost here

Auto manufacturers are kicking their EV production into high gear.

Jacob Cohen • April 28, 2021

The EV delivery market is charging up

Auto giants, hot startups, and local governments alike are planning all-electric van fleets.

Jacob Cohen • March 29, 2021

Former Stripe employees are attacking climate change… with help from Stripe

Watershed -- a powerhouse founded by former Stripe engineers and funded by giants like Sequoia and Kleiner Perkins -- enables companies to track and reduce carbon emissions at every part of their business.

Trung T. Phan • March 2, 2021

The world is facing a big dam problem

As the world’s energy storage demands rise, this startup is turning hills into batteries.

Ethan Brooks • February 10, 2021

GE created the world’s most powerful wind turbine. What’s next?

GE, once the world’s most valuable company, is hoping to reinvent itself through offshore wind power investments.

Trung T. Phan • January 6, 2021

Nuclear tech: Coming to a boat near you?

Danish startup Seaborg just raised $24m to create a safer nuclear power option.

Ethan Brooks • December 29, 2020

Stripe’s unique approach to climate change

Stripe Climate is helping 4 carbon removal startups get to scale.

Trung T. Phan • December 3, 2020

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