Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Amazon is going all-in on the

Amazon is going all-in on the medical supply shipments

Amazon is truly the poster boy for the outrageous consumerism of our time: you can get whatever you want, whenever you want, right to your doorstep. But that’s no longer really possible with coronavirus. The high demand for medical cleaning supplies has been overwhelming for the company, Read More...

Jeff Bezos to donate $10 billi

Jeff Bezos to donate $10 billion to climate action. Can he fix Amazon too?

Jeff Bezos announced the creation of his Bezos Earth Fund this week, which will donate a remarkable $10 billion towards fighting climate change. Any time a donation this big goes directly to forces fighting climate change, it's worth celebrating. But let's not get carried away by the scale of Read More...

How cacao trees are helping to

How cacao trees are helping to stop illegal gold mining in the Amazon

Located in the far north of the Brazilian Amazon, Yanomami is Brazil’s biggest indigenous reserve, spread over 9.6 million hectares (23.7m acres). But its wild, mountainous forests are overrun by an estimated 20,000 wildcat gold miners, called garimpeiros. For the people of the Yanomami, this Read More...

Amazon set to deploy 10,000 el

Amazon set to deploy 10,000 electric rickshaws on Indian roads by 2025

The rickshaw is one of the most ubiquitous and accessible means of transport in India, shouldering a significant share of people’s mobility needs in cities across the country. But in a country struggling with smog, greener alternatives are needed to conventional gas-guzzling rickshaws. With Read More...

Move over Amazon: this new ser

Move over Amazon: this new service is offering low-emission same-day delivery

Earlier this week we published a piece about the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, who called out Amazon in an open letter and demanded they pay for the emissions they produce in the city. We can understand her sentiment: beyond the emissions that come with speedy delivery, Amazon’s trucks also clog Read More...

Paris is showing everyone how

Paris is showing everyone how to stand up against e-commerce giant Amazon

It seems e-commerce giant Amazon always gets its way, earning billions off its polluting delivery service while never paying a cent for the emissions its responsible for. In fact, the $793 billion company hasn’t even paid federal taxes for the last two years. That’s why it’s incredibly Read More...

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There is a giant alternative climate conference taking place in the Amazon

Major organizations such as the UN may have lofty ambitions to change the world, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily successful in representing the desires of the people when implementing action. Many people outside these transnational organizations believe not enough is being done to Read More...

Amazon orders 100,000 electric

Amazon orders 100,000 electric vans from Rivian to clean up its operations

Love em’ or hate em’, Amazon and it's business operations have a massive impact on the environment. Environmentalists will lament the company for taking too long to produce a comprehensive environmental plan to clean up its operations, but now with its recent Climate Pledge, the company has set Read More...

Amazon orders 100,000 electric

Amazon orders 100,000 electric delivery vans as part of its climate commitment

In a move that’s expected to make its business practices more climate-friendly, e-commerce giant Amazon announced that it will order 100,000 fully electric vans from Rivian, an electric car startup. The electric delivery vans are to be delivered starting in 2021, with 10,000 of them in service Read More...

Scientists just discovered the

Scientists just discovered the world’s most powerful electric eel in the Amazon

As a testament to the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest, scientists have discovered two entirely new species of electric eel in the Amazon basin—with one of them capable of delivering a record-breaking electrical jolt. For centuries, it was believed that a single species existed Read More...