Leaf blower wars are getting serious as Senator Rand Paul gets mauled

It is hard to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when there is so much noise.

Advisor to EPA says a little air pollution is good for kids

We wrote earlier: “Lick that dirty pacifier!” Now we say “Breathe that dirty air!”

Organic Valley going 100% renewable by 2019

This is a major commitment and a very tight timeframe.

Bill Joy on three inventions that may change the world

The tech pioneer turned investor talks meat, batteries, and cement.

We could all use a little more Lykke

It’s the Danish word for happiness, which these days seems in short supply.

How did these creepy critters achieve Halloween super stardom?

Halloween just wouldn’t be spookacular without spiders, owls, toads, bats, and other creatures of the night. But how did these specific animals make the cut?

France struggles with lack of butter

But as the BBC explains, the butter is there; it’s just not accessible to the French.

New Nissan Leaf selling well in Europe

Let’s see how it does when it finally hits the US, too.

Palm oil problem continues to plague big candy-makers

Hershey’s, Nestle and Mars have not kept their promises when it comes to sourcing conflict-free palm oil.

Coworking explodes as WeWork takes over the world

The $20 billion startup just bought a giant department store in New York. Pixie dust? Or the future of work?