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Drone Package Delivery Could Cut Emissions, per Scientific Study

Drone Package Delivery Could Cut Emissions, per Scientific Study

A scientific study published this week in the journal Nature Communications shows that using small electrically-charged drones to deliver commercial packages generally consumes less energy per package than delivery trucks. For the paper “Energy use and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of drones for commercial package delivery,” authors from Lawrence … Read more »


Sandy Slows Deliveries, Cripples Supply Chains

Companies from Amazon to railroad firm CSX are warning customers to expect delays on shipments as Hurricane Sandy continues to back up supply chains and slow deliveries leading into the holiday season. CSX told its customers to expect delays of at least 72 hours as trains in the Northeast continue … Read more »

Socially Networked Pickup Systems Can Reduce GHGs Up To 98%, Study Finds

When customers use social networks to find package pick-up points, greenhouse gas emissions decline by 45 to 98 percent compared to a typical home delivery route, researchers at the University of Minnesota and Seoul National University say. The GHG reductions depend on the social connectedness of the recipients and the … Read more »