A green seedling rises from a mound of dirt with a row of white urinals in the background.

Kinda gross, but kinda cool? A startup that tells synthetic fertilizers to piss off

Agricultural savings and improved sustainability may start in the toilet.

Ben Berkley • September 19, 2023

Cooling the planet is as easy as putting an umbrella on an asteroid and blocking out the sun

The sun is gonna keep boring a hole through our souls, but an ambitious idea to soften the blow is progressing.

Ben Berkley • August 7, 2023
data center water usage over time

Big Tech’s thirst for AI dominance may bring literal thirst for everyone else

By 2030, data centers may consume 450m gallons of water — every single day.

Jacob Cohen • August 4, 2023

What’s up with Rivian?

People love the company’s cars, they just need to sell more of them.

Jacob Cohen • March 3, 2023

Rock-solid news in the concrete industry

In a climate tech first, companies captured CO2 from the atmosphere and built concrete with it.

Jacob Cohen • February 7, 2023

Why the nuclear fusion breakthrough matters

For the first time, scientists were able to cause a fusion reaction with a net energy gain.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 14, 2022

Can compostable undies prevent waste?

Used underwear is hard to recycle and fills up landfills. But what if we composted them?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 6, 2022

Zoomtowns are drying up, literally

As remote workers settle in new areas, they’re driving up housing costs and straining resources.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 25, 2022

Sponge cities are sopping up climate change

Concrete cities are installing infrastructure to soak up excess water.

Sara Friedman • October 20, 2022

The man who gave away his company

Yvon Chouinard’s Patagonia has always done things differently.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 16, 2022

Could the climate bill help you nab an EV?

The climate bill has good intentions, but it might not be as helpful as it seems.

Mia Sullivan • August 9, 2022

Are recyclable shoes the future of footwear?

A Swiss running startup just launched the first truly circular sales model in clothing.

Rob Litterst • July 11, 2022

Uh, what is peecycling?

A surprisingly sustainable solution to synthetic fertilizer is… human urine?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 21, 2022

Funding is coming for green school buses

The EPA’s new program replaces old buses with more efficient models.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 24, 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

Wind power is blowing up

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

Mia Sullivan • 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

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