Mars Inc., which sells about $30 billion of deliciousness a year, is going green. Like St. Patricks Day in New York green. But don't worry: Your green M&Ms will cost not a penny more than the coal-colored ones
It was news when the world’s biggest oil company agreed to share its plans for dealing with climate change. A look at what we already know about Exxon’s climate strategy shows why disclosure is a savvy move.
Technology that first comes across as a gimmick, in a few years evolves into your trusty sidekick. Give it a few years more, and it will stab you in the back and take your job. Avoid "technological unemployment" by doing what the robots can’t. Be human.
Remember that really funny ad from the Super Bowl this year? Yeah, me neither. TV commercials just aren’t as funny as we’d like to remember them being. Fortunately, someone has discovered the secret ingredient that makes TV ads funny again: marijuana.
Wind is a boring industry. We build towers, the wind blows, we harvest the energy. Unlike the rock-em sock-em world of oil drilling, where billion-dollar rigs can go down in flames, wind power comes with few surprises. In energy production, that's a good thing.
The U.S. has a heroin problem. These charts show what happens as heroin becomes cheaper, more pure and easier to score on America's streets. It’s easy to write off Philip Seymour Hoffman's death as a cautionary tale of celebrity excess. We shouldn’t.
The U.S. State Department released its long-awaited report on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would connect the Alberta oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico. If you think it’s time to break out the shovels, this is not the Keystone decision that you think it is.
Windmill-hugging Europeans announced a plan last week to get 27 percent of their energy from renewables by 2030. If they don’t watch out, they may soon be upstaged by an unlikely eco warrior: the U.S. military.
Ask a bunch of New Yorkers where they spend their money: apartments, cars, vacation lodgings, maybe designer handbags. In the new American “sharing economy,” these can all be enjoyed at a fraction of their normal cost. Just not if you’re a New Yorker.
There are only a few success stories of the “Internet of things,” and Google just bought one for $3.2 billion. Nest isn’t just a pretty device with an Internet connection. It’s also the consumer interface to the world’s biggest machine: the U.S. power grid.
Every once in a while, there’s a big idea that forever changes the way we live. Think electric light bulbs, washing machines and, maybe, Amazon’s dream of drone deliveries. Ford’s new concept car with rooftop solar looks like it could be next on the list. Don’t bet on it.
Al Gore seems to be having a sort of come-to-Wall-Street moment, and he’s not alone. If some analysts are right, fossil fuels are about to get sucker punched. Peak coal? Peak oil? Peak fossil fuels? It all depends on China.