Publishing large Simon & Schuster has introduced it won’t distribute the book written by one of many police officers who shot Breonna Taylor final 12 months. The book, written by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly of the Louisville Police Division is being printed by Tennessee-based Submit Hill Press, which makes a speciality of “popular culture, enterprise, self-help, well being, present occasions, Christian, ...

The U.Okay. plans to ban new fossil-fuel-powered cars by 2030. The Netherlands and Germany have the identical aim. Now the state of Washington plans to comply with, making it the primary within the U.S. to transfer as shortly to phase out polluting cars. In 9 years, if you would like to purchase a new automotive or mild truck in Washington, ...

Earlier this 12 months, Spotify elicited sheer panic when it was granted a patent for analyzing customers’ voices to decipher their emotional state after which make music suggestions to match. Below the patent’s description, Spotify would additionally give you the chance to use your speech to determine gender, age, accents, and even when you’re with somebody or alone. It’s only ...

When corporations make a “carbon-neutral” product, it often includes shopping for carbon offsets that help tasks like reforestation in distant forests. Forests want the assistance—nevertheless it doesn’t get rid of the truth that making the product itself remains to be a supply of air pollution. Polestar, a Swedish electrical automotive firm owned by Volvo, is taking a totally different strategy: ...

As UPS begins to transform its fleet of vehicles to electric automobiles, it’s additionally starting to seek out new methods to shrink emissions from the airplanes that assist it transfer packages across the nation. That features a plan to begin utilizing small electric planes that may take off and land vertically—primarily, flying electric delivery vans. The corporate introduced that it ...

In case you purchase an espresso at Starbucks—brewed in a machine working on renewable electrical energy—many of the carbon footprint of the drink comes from how the coffee was grown. However by the top of the last decade, the corporate plans to attain its objective of constructing even the manufacturing of its uncooked coffee beans carbon neutral. [Photo: Starbucks/Josh Trujillo] ...

Should you get a FedEx supply in some Californian cities later this yr, it’d present up in a brand new electrical supply automobile—and are available down the sidewalk in a brand new electrical pallet that helps couriers carry heavier masses. The corporate can be receiving 500 of the autos, from GM’s BrightDrop, as one half of a bigger push to ...

With a menu centered on vegetation, the salad chain Sweetgreen mechanically has a decrease carbon footprint than a typical fast-food chain serving hundreds of thousands of burgers. However the firm now plans to go a step additional, setting the aim of reducing its carbon footprint in half in the next six years. The remainder of its emissions might be offset, ...

Travis Holoway, the CEO and cofounder of SoLo Funds, says his startup isn’t simply a fast solution to take out a small, short-term loan. It’s the beginning of one thing bigger. The startup, which raised $10 million in a Collection A funding spherical final week, provides an app during which customers can loan cash to 1 one other. Debtors normally ...