A new professional class of movers and shakers—people who serve overlapping roles in government, business, and media with smiling finesse—is controlling the flow of power and money in America. The anthropologist Janine Wedel is bent on making us understand just how dangerous this new normal can be.
Has the large advocacy group allowed itself to be “co-opted by industry interests"?
Collectively, we've spent more than 50 years watching the Tesla vs. Thomas Edison rap smackdown that went viral on YouTube.
Not everyone is a pessimist when it comes to predicting the impact of climate change. Too bad the optimists aren’t nearly as convincing.
The energy boom has the nation mired in chatter about a burgeoning job market, or panicked over certain environmental destruction. Instead, we should be asking: To whom will go the spoils of this bonanza, and on whose shoulders will the risks fall?
One small but important study shows that we could save money — and our behavior could change — if we were just given the right information.
Can we be smart enough to capitalize on the boom of dirty diesel fuel—recently listed as a carcinogen—to make renewables finally have an impact?
As humble guar gum illustrates, the economics of producing more fossil fuels won't automatically result in lower prices, nor will increased protections necessarily mean big price increases.