Miya Yoshitani: Tesla isn't a clean company if it treats workers like dirt

Building a sustainable world must not come at the expense of workers struggling to make ends meet. And that’s why the company’s recent round of firings, with no warning and no explanation, are troubling.

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How startup took advantage of DEQ program with lax oversight to net $1.8 million

Behind a convenience store on Highway 18 near Sheridan, three electric vehicle charging machines sit wrapped in plastic. They have been there since April and have never charged a single car.

Green jobs are booming, but there's a big skills gap. Here's how companies can fix it

The demand for green jobs is outpacing the production of green talent. Here's what companies can do to change that, and grow the green economy.

Study finds vast disparities in how heat affects Phoenix residents

While some Arizonans can afford to run their AC constantly, many low-income residents struggle to pay high utility bills and suffer in the heat.

To best fight climate change, 'blue carbon' habitats must first survive it

In what’s becoming a distressingly familiar scenario, the scientific evidence that a natural ecosystem can help fight climate change is building just as that same habitat faces increasing threats from a warming planet.

After decades of drilling, should Alaska pay climate refugees?

A proposed legal strategy could offer a way for those who’ve lost their land to climate change to be compensated.

The ethics of Colorado recycling, reuse and clean energy

Consumers are troubled by throwing away useful goods to clean up the environment, so we asked experts about clean energy ethics.
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