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Jeff Bezos announces $10 billion Earth fund targeting climate change

Jeff Bezos announces $10 billion Earth fund targeting climate change

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world's richest person, has committed $10 billion under his newly announced Bezos Earth Fund. In an announcement on Instagram today, Bezos stated that he wants 'to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share.' Bezos indicates that the $10 billion is just the start of his financial investment into the planet.

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Delta will spend $1 billion to become the first carbon neutral airline

Delta will spend $1 billion to become the first carbon neutral airline

Delta Airlines has announced intentions to become the first carbon-neutral airline across its global operations. The company has pledged $1 billion that will be used over the next decade to reach this goal, which will cover Delta's land and air operations. According to the company, 98-percent of its emissions come from aircraft; in order to neutralize this, the company plans to reduce its carbon footprint and more.

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Nike Space Hippie shoes are made from fabric and foam scraps

Nike Space Hippie shoes are made from fabric and foam scraps

Nike has introduced a new product called Space Hippie that it describes as 'exploratory footwear.' This product is made using scrap material that builds up at factories, putting those waste products to better use. The product's name refers to the stereotypical 'hippie' association with caring about the environment and the use of material scraps that are sort of like 'space junk.'

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Another two big fast food chains are serving up plant-based meat

Another two big fast food chains are serving up plant-based meat

Fast food franchises Carl's Jr and Hardees (both chains owned by the same parent company CKE) plan to offer consumers new breakfast options that feature plant-based meats. In an announcement on Wednesday, CKE announced that Carl's Jr has seen considerable success with its existing Beyond Famous Star burgers, which features plant-based patties, at more than 6.7 million units sold, making it the company's most successful product in two years.

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Plant-based meat trend expands to two popular frozen food brands

Plant-based meat trend expands to two popular frozen food brands

The plant-based meat trend has expanded to cover another two popular frozen food brands: Stouffer's and DiGiorno. The launch of new meatless pizza and lasagna products underscores the popularity of this new diet trend, one that has resulted in the rise of companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meats, as well as the gradual and increasingly widespread arrival of meat-alternative foods in restaurants.

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Reebok reveals its first high-performance plant-based running shoes

Reebok reveals its first high-performance plant-based running shoes

Footwear company Reebok has introduced its first pair of plant-based performance running shoes, the Forever Floatride GROW. Its somewhat clunky and unusual name aside, the new shoe features an appealing golden and cream-colored aesthetic; it is made from plant-based materials like BLOOM algae foam and sustainably sourced eucalyptus tree materials. The shoes will go on sale next year.

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Pizza Hut Incogmeato pizza launches with plant-based sausage

Pizza Hut Incogmeato pizza launches with plant-based sausage

Pizza Hut is the latest fast-food franchise to test plant-based meat on a food product. In this case, Pizza Hut has unveiled its new 'Incogmeato' sausage pizza, a pie that features the company's 'Garden Specialty' toppings; it is served in a special round 'box,' as well, that can be composted when it's no longer needed. The pizza is offered as part of a test that is currently live in one of the company's Phoenix stores.

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We test out the Diamondback Haanjo adventure bicycle: Learning to love gravel

We test out the Diamondback Haanjo adventure bicycle: Learning to love gravel

A roostertail of dust sprouts out behind me as I bomb down a gravel road, speeding down a steep hill in the woods as fast as I possibly can go. And it is fast. I’m blazing. My gaze strays to a tree at the apex of an upcoming curve and I briefly imagine the crunch of bone and carbon if I were run into that oak at this velocity.

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BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

A variety of fresh food products are sold wrapped in polyethylene plastic wrap, which is good for helping keep the food fresh, but ultimately bad for the environment. In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, a newly developed product from BioBag Australia uses non-GMO corn starch and other plant-sourced substances to keep vegetables fresh without problematic plastics. The environmentally-friendly product is already being used in Australia.

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McDonald’s is the latest fast food chain to test plant-based burgers

McDonald’s is the latest fast food chain to test plant-based burgers

Following competitor Burger King's heavily promoted nationwide test, fast food company McDonald's has revealed plans to test the sale of a plant-based burger at some of its restaurants. The test will be limited to Canada, according to McDonald's, which is planning to sell the 'PLT' sandwich for a duration of 12 weeks. Unlike Burger King, which has tapped Impossible Foods as its supplier, McDonald's is testing the Beyond Meat burger.

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Impossible Burger ground ‘meat’ arrives in East Coast grocery stores

Impossible Burger ground ‘meat’ arrives in East Coast grocery stores

Days after the company announced the launch of its ground 'meat' product in Southern California comes Impossible Burger's arrival on the East Coast. The 12oz package of ground plant-based meat alternative is now available to purchase in more than 100 grocery stores in multiple states spanning from New York down to North Carolina.

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PlayStation 5’s most impressive power feature isn’t what you’d expect

PlayStation 5’s most impressive power feature isn’t what you’d expect

There's still quite a bit we don't know about the PlayStation 5, but today, Sony is discussing some new environmentally-friendly features it'll have. This reveal comes as Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan announced his plans to join other gaming industry leaders in making "formal commitments to contribute to the efforts of the UN Environment committee through a new partnership, the Playing for the Planet alliance."

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