Tag: Shipping

Ship It Zero Campaign to Walmart: Protecting Oceans Requires Zero Emissions Shipping
February 22, 2022 — Walmart Senior Vice President for Sustainability Jane Ewing will be a keynote speaker at the  9th annual World Ocean Summit Virtual Week taking place from March 1–4, 2022. Climate advocates with the Ship It Zero campaign are calling on Walmart to stop ignoring its massive ocean and climate pollution problem, as the company touts its narrow focus on overfishing.
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News|The Guardian
‘Warehouses in their backyards’: when Amazon expands, these communities pay the price
December 10, 2021 — The neighborhood is one of hundreds across the US where Amazon’s dramatic expansion has set in motion huge commercial operations. Residents near the new warehouses say they face increased air pollution from trucks and vans, more dangerous streets for kids walking or biking and other quality-of-life issues such as clogged traffic and near-constant noise.
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News|NBC News
As 100 ships idle offshore, California communities see rise in toxic pollutants
October 28, 2021 — Together, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are responsible for about 40 percent of the country’s imports. Now, cargo ships are being forced to wait offshore for an average of 10 days as increased consumer spending, labor shortages, and other issues brought on or worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic continue to impact supply chains and cause slowdowns.
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