US government 'has pollution costs wrong'

The federal government is significantly underestimating the costs of carbon pollution because it's using a faulty analytical model, say scientists from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the University of Cambridge.

Putting fuel cell cost on the chopping block

Hydrogen fuel cells can provide power to off-grid areas, power vehicles and even generate baseload power for the electric grid. 

They are also silent and emissions-free.

Climate disasters costing billions in health costs

Extreme weather events over the last ten years have cost the US over $14 billion in health costs alone, researchers have calculated.

Patent trolls cost industry billions

Patent trolls could have cost US businesses as much as $500 billion in stock value over the last 20 years, according to Boston University researchers.

Cybercrime costs soared in past year

After a rather eventful year that's seen many massive cyberattacks, a new survey of cybercrime costs has concluded that businesses and governments are shelling out 56 percent more to clean up than a year ago.

Sony's insurer refuses to pay for data breach lawsuits

One of Sony's insurers has filed suit against the company, saying it's not liable for legal costs relating to the massive breach of Sony's servers earler this year.

iTunes costs Apple $1.3 billion a year

Maintaining iTunes and the App Store costs Apple a whopping $1.3 billion a year, according to numbers determined by Asymco blogger Horace Dediu.

Biodiversity isn't priceless at all, says UN

Presumably recognising that most people are motivated more by money than by beauty, a UN report has attempted to put a price on biodiversity. 

IP shortage leads to increased Black Market demand

A severe shortage of IPv4 addresses has reportedly "raised the specter" of companies eventually being forced to obtain an address from the nascent IPv4 black market.