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Nike is planning to start selling directly through Amazon

Mark Parker, Nike's CEO, reportedly confirmed that the duo are currently testing out a partnership.<p>"We're in the early stages but we really look forward to evaluating the results of the pilot," Parker reportedly said.<p>Parker's comments come a week after a Goldman Sachs analyst hinted that Nike was …

Selling

Why elites worry about the future of truck drivers

The driverless 18-wheeler is coming, most technologists agree. Great news for shippers. Lousy news for truck drivers.<p>About 3.5 million Americans earn …

Wilbur Ross

Office Safety | OSHA Safety Manuals

Many workers think that the office environment is the safest workplace. But, a safe office workplace requires hazard control, good housekeeping, and …

Magic Reservoir spills, creeks and lakes flooding

BELLEVUE — Magic Reservoir is so full, Maintenance Supervisor Don Braun can’t tell how much water is behind the dam. The gauges are under water.<p>As …

Environmental Cleanups Could Slow With Superfund Cuts

<i>This story originally appeared on</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk Collaboration.</i><p>When the White House unveiled its …

Apple to build 200MW solar farm in Nevada

The new plant will help the tech giant reach its goal to use only sustainable energy.<p>Apple has announced a joint venture with NV Energy to build a …

Renewable Energy

Fracking Caused 6,648 Spills in Four States Alone, Duke Study Finds

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has long been tied to environmental risks such as spills. The frequency of spills, however, has long been murky …

California drought levels lowest since 2011

After a few wet winter months, scientists said Thursday that California is 83 percent drought-free compared with just 6 percent a year ago — the lowest drought levels have been since 2011.<p>The U.S. Drought Monitor reported that Northern California is completely in the clear and this is the first …

Tesla Passes Ford in Market Value as Investors Bet on the Future

DETROIT — The record pace of auto sales in the United States is slowing down, leaving investors increasingly bearish on auto stocks.<p>But there is one exception. Tesla, the electric-vehicle upstart, continues to surge.<p>On Monday, Tesla surpassed Ford Motor in market value for the first time and moved …

Tesla

British supermarket chain launches trucks powered by food waste

Food waste has always been something of a bugbear with Waitrose, an upscale British grocer that stopped shoveling its leftovers into the landfill as …

Chevron Pipeline Spills 4,800 Gallons of Oil on Public Land, Kills Wildlife

Cleanup efforts are underway after a failed Chevron Corporation pipeline released about 4,800 gallons of oil into an intermittent stream on public …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Lake Tahoe expected to fill up with largest physical rise in recorded history

Before-and-after photos of California reservoirs show impact of drought, El Niño<p>The depressing scene of boat docks sitting high and dry on wide beaches around Lake Tahoe will likely be a fleeting memory this summer.<p>Winter's unrelenting storms built up a substantial Sierra snowpack and are expected …

Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.

Hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a Brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage …

Pollution

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.<p>About 530,000 gallons of oil is now believed to have spilled from the Belle Fourche …

Oil & Gas Industry

A Weaker EPA May Not Mean The Environment Goes To Hell

But it could lead to greater disparities between states.<p>Last week, President Trump signed a broad executive order that’s primarily aimed at promoting …

Thousands of gallons of diesel fuel and oil leak from capsized barge in San Francisco Bay

Diesel fuel and hydraulic oil are leaking into the San Francisco Bay after powerful winds capsized a freight barge near the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge on Friday.<p>Authorities said they are preparing to clean a maximum of 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 300 gallons of lube oil.<p>The 112-foot …