Business Insider's transportation team collaborated to report stories about the sector's attempts to reduce carbon emissions. Transportation alone accounts for some 29% of US greenhouse-gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Electric cars, of course, could help stave off a lot of the emissions from highways — but without drastic policy shifts, my colleague Matt DeBord points out, the US will likely remain well behind China and Europe on adoption rates. EV's also don't always have the cleanest supply chains, Mark Matousek reports.
Airlines are also a major source of pollution, but without any realistic alternative yet, jet engines aren't likely go go anywhere anytime soon: David Slotnick reports on the incremental efforts thus far.
Amazon, meanwhile, has been ridiculed online in viral videos for plastic packaging, but Rachel Premack reports the outrage might be overblown.
Finally, I spoke to Lyft's head of sustainability, Sam Arons, about the ride-hailing firms' efforts to go completely carbon free. With most of its rides still occurring in gas-guzzling cars, mostly occupied by only one person, he's got his work cut out for him.