News That Matters

Tag: usage

Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Fast food giants under fire on climate and water usage

Science
A coalition of investors is calling on McDonalds, KFC, and other fast food suppliers to take swift action on climate change.The group, with around $ 6.5 trillion under management, want the chains to cut carbon and water risks in their dairy and meat suppliers. Animal agriculture, they argue, is one of the highest emitting sectors without a low CO2 plan.They're calling for public, time limited targets for reducing impacts.The investors group have targeted some of the largest companies in the global fast food sector that's said to be worth $ 570bn.These include the owners of McDonalds, Domino's Pizza, Burger King, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Wendy's, Pizza Hut and KFC. More than 80 investors have signed a letter to the fast food giants asking them to "enact mea...
Facebook sees teen usage sharply decline, as rival apps gain in key demo: Report

Facebook sees teen usage sharply decline, as rival apps gain in key demo: Report

Technology
Facebook, the behemoth social media platform that has faced a raft of challenges in the past year, got more worrisome news yesterday: a new report showing its usage among teenagers sharply declining. A new survey from Pew Research Center says 51 percent of teenagers aged 13 to 17 reported using Facebook -- a 20 percentage-point drop from the center’s previous 2014-2015 survey. The decline reflects teens shifting to other apps and platforms, with YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat all overtaking Facebook in the coveted demographic. Eighty-five percent of teens reported using YouTube in the new report, while 72 percent and 69 percent said they used Instagram and Snapchat respectively. Facebook, formerly the most popular of the platforms in the survey, fell to fourth. Those numbers re...