Today’s Solutions: June 16, 2024

The Amazon fires are disastrou

The Amazon fires are disastrous, but not to our oxygen supply. Here’s why.

If you have been following the news about the fires in the Amazon, chances are you have heard the statistic that 20 percent of our oxygen comes from the Amazon Rainforest. Added to this observation, often in the conventional news media, is a panic-inducing statement that the lungs of the planet are Read More...

Tiny Houses hit the amazon shelf

Shipping your shelter: Amazon joins the tiny house movement

More and more families are seeking out smaller living spaces and pursuing minimalism for lower environmental impact and clarity of mind. And now, with many jurisdictions lowering the bar on building accessory dwelling units on lots zoned for single-family homes, building a small house in your Read More...

Uber introduces an Amazon Prim

Uber introduces an Amazon Prime-style monthly subscription service

Uber has a new plan to lock customers into its transportation ecosystem while also expanding the list of services it offers ahead of an expected public offering in 2019. It’s called Ride Pass, and it’s Uber’s attempt at an Amazon Prime-style subscription Read More...

Amazon invests in solar power

Amazon invests in solar power and recycling programs to cut carbon footprint

Amazon announced two new initiatives today that are aimed at reducing its environmental impact. The first is a $10 million investment in the Closed Loop Fund, an effort to pool corporate resources to help the US improve its municipal recycling Read More...

The father of the web has a ra

The father of the web has a radical plan: the Internet of people

The man who invented the world wide web, knows what the original mission was: a decentralized global network. That is very different from today’s reality where a few big companies—Google, Facebook, Amazon—dominate the Internet. Now, Tim Berners-Lee launches an initiative to create a free and Read More...

Drones to spy on illegal logge

Drones to spy on illegal loggers in Peru’s Amazon

Global deforestation has been slowing down in recent years. But the encouraging news doesn’t tell the full story. Illegal logging is on the rise, hard to control and impossible to measure. Until now, that is. Drones are about to become the eyes in the sky of forest guardians in the Peru’s Read More...

ADM to fight deforestation in

ADM to fight deforestation in South America through its suppliers

After a marked deforestation slowdown over the past decade or so, tropical forests are under threat again, with the Amazon a primary target. In this context, agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland is emerging as a powerful force to counter the trend throughout the whole South American continent. Read More...