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Activists at Amazon Say Its Climate Efforts Still Fall Short

Activists at Amazon Say Its Climate Efforts Still Fall Short

As over a thousand Amazon employees prepared to walk off the job last September, CEO Jeff Bezos announced a series of lofty promises. Not about salary increases or more vacation time, but about climate change. Bezos said that Amazon would become carbon neutral by 2040, meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement 10 years early. It was an ambitious commitment, especially for a logistics giant that relies on planes and trucks to deliver packages right to customers’ doors.

The next day, Amazon workers still marched out of the company’s Seattle headquarters as part of a global climate strike led by teenage activist Greta Thunberg. But the walkout’s organizers, a group called Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, said that Bezos’ Climate Pledge was a step in the right direction. Since then, Amazon has followed up the commitment with other efforts, including a $2 billion investment fund for companies working

Trump’s TikTok Circus Will Have Lasting Consequences

Trump’s TikTok Circus Will Have Lasting Consequences

It’s been one hell of a week for TikTok. The company is scrambling to get the White House to approve a deal it struck with Oracle, designed to alleviate national security concerns the US government raised about TikTok’s Chinese ownership. While the company waits to see whether President Trump will accept the arrangement, the clock continues to run out on his deadline for a sale. Regardless of what happens to TikTok, one thing is already clear: Concerns about Chinese technology aren’t going away, and the United States is no more prepared to confront them now than it was when the saga over TikTok began.

The US Commerce Department announced Friday morning that TikTok, as well as WeChat, will be blocked from US mobile app stores starting Sunday, following two executive orders Trump signed in August. The orders compelled TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, to find an American buyer for