The Coal ParadoxThe current business case for carbon sequestration? Burning coal to make oil.
Going PrivateTo undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
Divestment Isn’t the AnswerTo destroy demand for fossil fuels, universities can do a lot better than just selling some stocks.
FurtherForget Tesla. If you really want to reduce vehicle emissions, it’s unglamorous buses, not flashy sedans, that need to go electric.
Partly SunnyAmerica is making lots of solar energy. What’s holding it back from making solar panels?
Russia Is Europe’s Gas StationAnd that’s why you won’t see European leaders calling for action against Putin.
Kosher ChineseWhat I learned about globalization when I spotted an Orthodox Jew on a plane to Wuhan.
America Will Likely Close Out 2014 as the World’s Reigning Oil ChampionAnd at the same time we’re pumping more, we’re using less—and using it more intelligently.
Can China Be Green?Believe it or not, there’s a case to be made that the nation can develop a low-carbon economy.
EPA to Energy Industry: Stop Being So Lazy!The new emissions rule is a kick in the pants that will lead to long-term economic benefits.
Little Sovereign Wealth Fund on the PrairieNorth Dakota has oceans of oil money. But don’t expect skyscrapers in Bismarck.
Palo Alto’s Electric Supply Is 100 Percent Carbon-NeutralCan other cities follow its example?
The War on Coal in the American MidwestOne of the nation’s biggest power producers is aggressively ramping down its reliance on coal.
Flywheel of FortuneBeacon Power was just another failed recipient of a Department of Energy loan. Now it’s roaring back.
Beyond Energy EfficiencyWe’re not just reducing demand for electricity—we’re destroying it.
The Other Sunshine StateNorth Carolina is an environmental nightmare—except when it comes to solar.
“Almost Everything It Wanted”A slight setback at the Supreme Court doesn’t change the fact that we’re winning the war on carbon pollution.
The Efficiency ExpertsAutomakers have made huge progress on emission standards, without harming the industry.
Poisoned GasThe $400 billion China–Russia deal reveals a lot about the two countries’ pathologies.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race The Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks.
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine.
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos