Black Friday, Christmas, and other ‘shopping events’ take a toll on the temporary workers hired to get purchases to consumers.
We reviewed hundreds of documents and reports on workplace safety in Amazon warehouses.
More than 100 world leaders have pledged to end the destruction of forests by 2030 as a way to slow climate change. That will require changing how the world produces four widely used commodities.
Photographing the full Earth from space could provide a profound and timely reminder of its vulnerability in the face of climate change.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
Deforestation in Brazil was falling before 2014. Under Bolsonaro, it’s back to record highs.
Diverting water to a hydroelectric dam might seem eco-friendly, but the devastating consequences to local ecosystems cannot be ignored.
A proposed online privacy code would give consumers more control over how tech companies collect and use their data
Big labels are making big money from streaming.
Climate change predictions often use the year 2100 as an end-point. But it’s important to consider what will happen beyond that, at least up to the year 2500.
Observations collected since the 1980s in the Amazon, Central Africa and Southeast Asia show we are not giving tropical forests enough time to recover after logging.
The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.
There is no major online marketplace operating in Australia that sets a commendable standard for respecting consumers’ data privacy. Letting customers opt out of data tracking would be a good start.
Amazon is offering an incentive to pay with our palm prints. Why is it so difficult to make decisions about biometric privacy?
Teaching kids better budgeting won’t fix post-pandemic inequalities. A more robust social safety net, less hoarding and squandering of wealth and more equitable tax policies might.
The US is wrestling with the rest of the world for control of the internet. The ‘net as we know it could be a victim of the struggle.
There have been winners and losers – and not all of them were predictable.
Financial accounts don’t currently factor in environmental problems.
Thanks to a bid from a private equity firm backed by former Tesco boss Terry Leahy, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain is in play.
Plus, what the study of 700-year old garbage is revealing about who lived in Islamic Andalusia. Listen to episode 20 of The Conversation Weekly.