Small Business

As climate change threatens Pacific Islands, some atolls have been growing. Now scientists have figured out why

But over the past decade, scientists have noted a puzzling phenomenon: some islands are getting bigger. A new study released last week examined the evolution of Jeh Island, a sparsely populated atoll that’s part of the Marshall Islands, a Pacific nation made up of a remote chain of coral atolls and volcanic islands between the […]

Finance

Amazon, Google, Walmart, and other leading firms, call on Biden, Congress to address climate change

Many of the nation’s top companies, including Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Ford, Google and Walmart, are calling on the new administration to address climate change and come up with long-term solutions in response to concerns from investors, customers, communities and employees. In a letter to President-elect Joe Biden and the new Congress, 42 corporations urged the government […]

Global Economy

Black Friday may have undergone a ‘fundamental change’ due to the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic caused retailers to shift their approach to the holiday shopping season, opening the promotional window for Black Friday deals much earlier than years past. And some in the retail industry believe the adaptions may become standard practice going forward. “We’re seeing a fundamental change in the promotional calendar,” Steve Sadove, former chairman […]

Small Business

Sharks have killed 7 people in Australia this year, the most since 1934. Climate change could be a factor

A shark had attacked a surfer, who was missing. Authorities sent drones into the sky for aerial surveillance, emergency workers jumped onto boats to scour the area, and medics waited on shore. Days of searching uncovered the man’s surfboard, but his body was never found. He was counted as Australia’s seventh shark attack victim this […]

Technology

Apple delays iPhone change that’s expected to make it harder for Facebook and other apps to target ads

Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters Apple announced on Thursday that a planned change to the iPhone operating system that could impact how Facebook and other mobile advertisers track users will be delayed until […]