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In the midst of the heated US presidential race last summer, with hypercharged scrutiny of partisan propaganda on social media, Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg received a letter from a group of US senators led by Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren that had nothing to do with elections. They were angry about a year-old piece of climate news.
Of the 10 largest US companies by market value, only four have announced plans to reduce their emissions to net zero by 2050. As it turns out, they all happen to be technology companies: Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc. Alphabet Inc’s Google claims to have has already achieved the target, saying it’s been fully offsetting its emissions since 2007.
The US National Labor Relations Board has found that two outspoken Amazon workers were illegally fired last year.
Netflix says it has a plan to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022, with a big part of the streaming giant’s efforts aimed at operating more eco-friendly film and TV productions.
Reddit, Pinterest and Nintendo are some of the world’s most polluting websites in terms of carbon emissions, whereas Wikipedia, LinkedIn and H&M are among the cleanest, according to a ranking drawn up by Uswitch.
Alibaba joins Pinduoduo, Meituan, Didi Chuxing, JD.com and other Internet giants in investing in China’s latest online shopping trend. The e-commerce giant’s community group buying business is hiring for dozens of positions.
After years of not doing much to foster the uptake of electric cars, Singapore has started to embrace them.
Recycling old smartphones is not only good for the environment – it is a potentially lucrative business for e-waste companies in China
China was once a dumping ground for the world’s discarded electronics, with thousands of workshops disassembling old computers to extract materials to recycle. The value of metals discarded as electronic waste in China is forecast to be worth US$23.8bil by 2030.
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose nearly 7% on Monday as risk assets rallied after last week's bond rout cooled, with Citi saying the most popular cryptocurrency was at a "tipping point" and could become the preferred currency for international trade.
Japanese companies are ramping up the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to reduce waste and cut costs in the pandemic, and looking to score some sustainability points along the way.