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Study details the negative environmental impact of online shopping

Frequent shopping for single items adds to our carbon footprint.

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  • A new study shows e-commerce sites like Amazon leave larger greenhouse gas footprints than retail stores.
  • Ordering online from retail stores has an even smaller footprint than going to the store yourself.
  • Greening efforts by major e-commerce sites won't curb wasteful consumer habits. Consolidating online orders can make a difference.
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Can the U.S. fix unemployment with 'Universal Basic Jobs'?

What would happen if the U.S. guaranteed every citizen a job with a living wage and benefits?


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  • A new book from Pavlina Tcherneva, chair of the economics department at New York's Bard College, makes the case for a "Job Guarantee" federal program.
  • The program would grant jobs to every citizen who's willing and able to work.
  • A 2019 poll found that a majority of Americans would support a federally funded jobs program.
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Study: Reflecting sunlight to cool the planet will cause other global changes

Solar geoengineering ideas could weaken storms in both hemispheres, scientists find.

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How can the world combat the continued rise in global temperatures? How about shading the Earth from a portion of the sun's heat by injecting the stratosphere with reflective aerosols?
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Russian company accidentally spills 20,000 tons of oil into Arctic river

It's one of the nation's worst oil spills on record.

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  • The accident occurred in the Siberian city of Norilsk.
  • The company said thawing permafrost caused a fuel tank to collapse.
  • Thawing permafrost poses a major threat to Russia's oil industry, which is the world's third largest.
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Is there a limit to optimism when it comes to climate change?

Or is doubt a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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'We're doomed': a common refrain in casual conversation about climate change.

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