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Firms Get Guidance on Supply Chain Cybersecurity

The U.K. government has released guidance for businesses using cloud-enabled software such as data storage or anti-virus tools.[more]


How Companies Are Pushing Ahead on Climate-Change Targets

How Companies Are Pushing Ahead on Climate-Change Targets

More of the world’s biggest corporations are taking the fight against climate change into their own hands, aiming to cut their energy costs, pre-empt regulation or burnish their reputations with investors and customers.[more]


Automakers Pledge Ethical Minerals Sourcing for Electric Cars

Leading carmakers including Volkswagen and Toyota pledged last week to uphold ethical and socially responsible standards in their purchases of minerals for an expected boom in electric vehicle production.[more]


Drugs Made in Mexican 'Superlabs' Are More Potent Than Ever, Fueling the Addiction Epidemic

Ten years ago, the average gram of meth available in the U.S. was 39-percent pure. Today, it is being sold in a nearly pure state, manufactured in Mexican "superlabs" and smuggled across the border to feed an epidemic of addiction.[more]


Toyota to Turn Cow Manure Into Hydrogen to Back Its Fuel Cell Vehicle Push

Toyota to Turn Cow Manure Into Hydrogen to Back Its Fuel Cell Vehicle Push

Fuel cell cars and trucks are a tiny piece of the U.S. clean vehicle market, due in no small part to the limited number of hydrogen fuel stations in California, one of the few places they’re sold. To help fix that Toyota is building a first-of-its-kind refinery to make large quantities of the...[more]


Opinion: Truck Drivers Like Me Will Soon Be Replaced by Automation. You're Next.

Opinion: Truck Drivers Like Me Will Soon Be Replaced by Automation. You're Next.

I’ve been driving big trucks since shortly after my 21st birthday in 1980 and I always figured I’d be able to stay on the road until retirement. Now I’m not so sure. Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Daimler, Tesla, Uber, Ford and Toyota are all investing billions of dollars in driverless vehicles.[more]


When Humans Reach Mars, Budweiser Wants to Make Sure There Will Be Beer

Budweiser made a bold announcement last spring when the company said that when humans reach Mars, its beer will also be there.[more]


UPS Testing Sustainable Delivery System in Europe

UPS is testing a depot-to-door delivery system in central London. The Low Impact City Logistics project will reduce traffic congestion and emissions associated with urban package delivery by using a power-assisted delivery trailer. If successful, it could change the way packages are delivered in...[more]


Yes, Some Customers Are More Equal Than Others

Yes, Some Customers Are More Equal Than Others

In the age of analytics and Big Data, all customers are not created equal.[more]


Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

Mike Molson Hart, who sells toys on Amazon.com Inc.’s marketplace, realized last month something was amiss. His company’s popular disc-shaped plastic building set, called Brain Flakes, had dropped precipitously in the ranks of Amazon’s best-selling toys as the critical gift-giving season approached.[more]


Lawmakers Push for U.S. Ban on Slave-Made Goods to Sharpen Its Bite

A law banning slave-made goods from entering the United States has failed, lawmakers and advocates said, as they push border authorities to step up inspections of suspicious shipments.[more]


Mercedes Plans More Drone Deliveries After 100 Perfect Flights

Mercedes-Benz, conducting the biggest test using drones to ship everyday items like ground coffee and cellphones, said the mini aircraft completed 100 drop-offs to strategically placed vans in Zurich with a perfect safety record and more deliveries are planned for next year.[more]


Why Barnes & Noble Wants Smaller Stores

Why Barnes & Noble Wants Smaller Stores

Barnes & Noble is the latest retailer to discover that less is more sometimes.[more]


Dubai-Based Cargo Handlers Complete Blockchain Test With IBM

Dubai-based ground handler dnata, and a consortium of supply chain firms, has successfully completed a proof-of-concept test for a logistics platform that tracks supply chain transactions using hyper-secure blockchain technology. According to stakeholders in the project, the new system can...[more]


Bellona: Electric Revolution Must Start on Land

At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn last month, Oslo-based environmental NGO Bellona held a forum on electrification of shipping. While most discussions at the summit centered on zero-emissions land transportation, Bellona held a discussion on what it would take to bring the shoreside electric...[more]


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