The Amazon Basin is fast approaching an irreversible tipping point. That should concern everyone because what happens in the Amazon has planetary implications.
Amazon contractors hit hardest by pandemic
She delivers for Amazon, but Adrienne Williams says the e-commerce and tech giant did not deliver for her. The 42-year-old California single mother is among the legion of drivers for Amazon’s third-party delivery firms which have been struggling amid surging…
Amazon defends virus safety efforts amid fresh protests
Amazon on Monday defended its coronavirus safety efforts as it faced renewed protests from warehouse workers, which have drawn support from some of the US giant’s technology employees.
Stay industrial activity: Indigenous peoples across Amazon
225 international organizations announce their solidarity with indigenous demands during the coronavirus pandemic, including an Amazon-wide moratorium on all industrial activity.
Amazon prioritizes medical supplies, staples for delivery
Amazon on Tuesday made a priority of medical supplies and household staples, putting shipments of other goods on hold to focus on key items during the coronavirus outbreak.
Brazil’s Amazon at a crossroads
Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old.
Amazon pulls skin-lightening products after groups’ concerns
St. Paul, Minn. November 23, 2019 – Amazon has pulled more than a dozen skin-lightening products with dangerous levels of mercury off its website after Minnesota public-health and environmental activists raised concerns.
Amazon appeals $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft
Dhaka, Nov 15 – Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process.
Loggers in Brazilian Amazon Kill indigenous forest guardian
Another indigenous leader was gravely wounded in the ambush and a logger is reportedly missing Maranhão state, Brazil – Earlier Saturday, members of the Guajajara people’s Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, were ambushed by a group…
Arrows and smartphones: daily life of Amazon Tembe tribe
They hunt with bows and arrows, fish for piranhas and gather wild plants, while some watch soap operas on TV or check the internet on phones inside thatch-roof huts.
Address key driver of Amazon deforestation: profit-seeking
Amazon Watch statement on the ‘Amazon Pact’ issued today by South American leaders Today Sept 8 – the presidents of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Suriname met in Leticia, Colombia to discuss regional cooperation for the Amazon. They issued…
Seven nations sign forest protection pact after Amazon fires
Seven South American countries have agreed measures to protect the Amazon river basin, amid global concern over massive fires in the world’s largest tropical forest, reports BBC. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname signed a pact, setting up…
Amazon countries meet to bolster rainforest protection
Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world’s biggest rainforest, under threat from wildfires and rampant deforestation.
Hollywood French film fest links with Amazon, Netflix
Hollywood’s French film festival will showcase movies from streaming giants Amazon and Netflix next month in a bid to boost Gallic cinema in the United States.
Burning Amazon Rainforest: Crime Against Humanity – C40 Chair
Paris, France (23 August 2019) — Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities, issued the following statement today: “The lungs of our shared planet are on fire. The Amazon rainforest is one of the most important common…
Amazon fires stir worldwide protests: Brazil deploys the army
Demonstrators gathered outside Brazilian embassies on Friday to protest against inaction on Amazon fires. Hundreds gathered in cities including London, Madrid and Bogota, calling for Brazilian president Jairo Bolsonaro to act.
Amazon dethrones Google as top global brand: survey
US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world’s most valuable brand, a key survey showed Tuesday. The brand value of Amazon surged by 52 percent to $315 billion, global market research agency…
Peru opens military base to protect Amazon from deforestation
Peru opened a military base in the Amazon on Tuesday in a bid to tackle illegal mining, the main culprit for deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest. “The government has taken the political decision to be present in this region…
Business leaders, lawmakers to Amazon: please come back to NY
Top business leaders, lawmakers and others are urging Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos to reconsider his decision not to move forward. That was with plans for a new headquarters in New York, to build an “exciting future” for the city.…
NGOs Call for disinvestments in biodiversity destruction
A discussion held earlier this week at the ongoing Convention of Biodiversity’s (CBD) Conference of Parties in Egypt highlighted that grants to curb deforestation in the Amazon are not enough if they are accompanied with investments that increase the loss…
Amazon, eBay warned by MPs about VAT fraudsters
Amazon and eBay are profiting from sellers who defraud UK taxpayers by failing to charge VAT, according to a report by MPs. The report estimates up to £1.5bn has been lost from third-party sellers on online marketplaces not charging the…
Prime Now makes first foray into South East Asia
Amazon has taken its first foray into South East Asia, launching its Prime Now service in Singapore. The move is seen as the start of an aggressive expansion in the region, which has a population of about 600 million people.…