Ben Geman Feb 13
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How drone package delivery can help fight climate change
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A drone flying in Los Angeles. Photo: Ronen Tivony / NurPhoto via Getty Images

A new study in Nature concludes that using battery-powered drones for consumer package deliveries can be more climate-friendly than diesel trucks under certain circumstances.

Why it matters: The analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from competing delivery methods comes as corporate giants like Amazon, Google and UPS are exploring use of drones.