How grocery stores could produce less plastic waste

How grocery stores could produce less plastic waste

Hello, people! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: How grocery stores could produce less plastic waste Heated debate over the Australian wildfires The second life of electric vehicle […]

Online shopping deliveries clog our roads. E-cargo bikes could help fix the problem

Online shopping deliveries clog our roads. E-cargo bikes could help fix the problem

Deliveries from online shopping orders and subscription services are clogging already-crowded city streets around the world with delivery trucks and vans, adding to greenhouse gas emissions and causing safety and traffic concerns by blocking bike and bus lanes. Online retailers, delivery companies and cities are all looking for solutions.  Amazon is betting on new technology […]

Would you save 70% of your income so you could retire early? Meet FIRE advocate Scott Rieckens, on track to retire at 41

Would you save 70% of your income so you could retire early? Meet FIRE advocate Scott Rieckens, on track to retire at 41

Want to retire at age 41? Author and documentary filmmaker Scott Rieckens is on track to do it. But it’s not easy: he and his wife first had to transform their lavish lifestyle based on the principles of the controversial FIRE movement. FIRE stands for “Financial Independence, Retire Early” and for some it means severe […]

Courting controversy: Why some polarizing ads could be strategic marketing

Courting controversy: Why some polarizing ads could be strategic marketing

Dior pulled a new cologne ad after the luxury brand was accused of cultural appropriation, but not before it generated multiple mentions, hashtags and conversations on social media the same day — likely more than the company would have seen with a run-of-the-mill campaign. “The controversy will increase the attention your brand receives,” said Mathew Curtis, an […]

Trump may point fingers, but sources say he’s secretly worried signs of recession could hamper his re-election

Trump may point fingers, but sources say he’s secretly worried signs of recession could hamper his re-election

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump is warning of an economic crash if he loses reelection, arguing that even voters who personally dislike him should base their ballots on the nation’s strong growth and low unemployment rate. But privately, Trump is growing increasingly worried the economy won’t look so good come Election Day. The financial markets signalled […]

El Paso attack victims could sue website 8chan linked to alleged gunman, expert says

El Paso attack victims could sue website 8chan linked to alleged gunman, expert says

Survivors and the families of those killed in the El Paso, Texas, shooting over the weekend could sue the alt-right forum 8chan because it appears responsible for stoking violence, an extremism expert says. Police are investigating ties between the accused gunman and a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto released on 8chan just minutes before Saturday’s deadly attack. “I think it would be […]

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