Sustainability at a glance

Oil surrounds the feet of local resident Morgan Miller as he patrols the beach for oiled wildlife on Tuesday, north of Goleta, California. About 21,000 gallons spilled from an abandoned pipeline on the land near Refugio State Beach, spreading over about f

The Santa Barbara oil spill that changed history

May 21, 2015
The 1969 incident led to the creation of some environmental groups.
Posted In: Santa Barbara, oil spill, Earth Day
Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

America's infrastructure isn't sexy

May 19, 2015
What it'll take to put America's infrastructure back in the lead.
Posted In: infrastructure, repair, air travel, highways, roads, Transportation
The AquaFence turns any building into a walled city.

After Hurricane Sandy, a redesign of flood protection

May 15, 2015
Many east coast companies are investing in the AquaFence.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, building, Environment

Biking has taken off in New York

May 11, 2015
The number of cyclists tripled in the past decade.
Posted In: New York City, bike, bike sharing, bicycles, cycling

The green movement heads underground

May 6, 2015
Enter environmentally friendly burials.
Posted In: green, Burial, environmental
A drilling rig explores the Marcellus Shale.

Fracking chemicals found in Pennsylvania drinking water

May 5, 2015
Kai Ryssdal talks to Scott Tong about fracking chemicals found in drinking water
Posted In: sustainability, chemicals, fracking, Pennsylvania

A ban on fracking bans (no, you didn't misread that)

May 4, 2015
Texas is looking to ban local bans on fracking, and it's not alone.
Posted In: fracking, texas, oklahoma

Why "landmen" don't benefit from low gas prices

May 4, 2015
The people who oil companies pay to get the rights to drill for oil lose out.
Posted In: crude oil, drilling, gas prices
Tesla CEO Elon Musk showcases a suite of batteries for homes, businesses and utilities at the Tesla Design Studio on Thursday in Hawthorne, California.

Tesla's Powerwall isn't for everyone ... yet

May 1, 2015
Tesla's new home battery may be ahead of its time.
Posted In: tesla, sustainability, battery, energy
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