Click, Click, Emit—The carbon cost of online shopping

by Maxine Joselow, E&E News

Thinking of ordering a holiday gift online? You might pause to consider the environmental impact of getting that product to your doorstep. Inc. and other companies are making it easier than ever to shop for the holidays. With one click of a button, you can have an item sent right to your doorstep, sometimes even with free next-day shipping.

But hidden behind this straightforward process is a big climate toll, said environmental and public health experts—the daily rumble of thousands of delivery trucks fanning out across the country.

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