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Bringing the Woods to the Internet: Google Trekker in Big Basin

Photo by: Allie Caulfield, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Old Growth Redwood

A loud crack sounds behind you… that was no squirrel. Just around the next bend on a twisting, shaded trail in Big Basin, something is coming. You turn the corner, peeking past a large redwood tree and are greeted by an eye, a mechanical eye! The robots are here!

From Santa Cruz to Solar City

Lyndon and Peter Rive, co-founders of Solar City, back in 2002.

Lyndon Rive, co-founder of SolarCity, sees business and technology as world-changing tools.

The Economics of Solar

SolarCity, which went public in 2012, is the largest and fastest-growing solar company in the world. Photo courtesy NASDAQ.

There’s a powerful force driving growth in the solar energy industry: affordability.

Three Big, Breaking Tesla Stories

Tesla's much-anticipated "D"—WTF?

Elon Musk teases "the D," announces a certified used-car program that could expand Tesla's market, and promises "something else" on Twitter.

Patagonia's Clean Green Wetsuit

It's possible that the material for your next wetsuit will have sprouted from the Arizona desert.

Solar and Lunar Power en Espanol

 ß.torics solar globe

MAY 8, 2013-More than half of the electricity generated in Spain during the month of April came from renewable sources. And that number is sure to go up.