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Land grabbers are selling the Amazon rainforest on Facebook marketplace

Land grabbers in the Amazon rainforest are selling illegal plots via ads on Facebook marketplace, and many sellers don’t even own the land titles they’re offering. The plots, some as large as 1,000 football fields combined, are located in protected areas for use by indigenous rainforest communities. An investigation unravels a complex, reckless, behind-the-scenes scam […]

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Amazon COVID-19 variant three times more contagious: Brazilian health minister warns

A coronavirus variant identified in the Brazilian Amazon may be three times more contagious but early analysis suggests vaccines are still effective against it, the country’s health minister warned without providing evidence. The new strain was identified in the jungle city of Manaus has been feeding the second wave of infections, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello […]

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Amazon Rejig: Jeff Bezos to handover chief executive job to Andy Jassy, take role of chairman

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down as chief executive officer and become chairman, a move he said would give him “time and energy” to focus on his other ventures. Bezos, who has a fortune of almost $200bn, will be replaced by Andy Jassy, who currently leads Amazon’s cloud computing business. The change will take […]

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Thousands rally against Amazon’s expansion plan in France

Hundreds of people in several French towns and cities rallied against e-commerce giant Amazon. Protests called by anti-capitalist and environmental groups as the United States-based company plans to set up a 38,000-square-metre facility in the small southern town of Fournes near Pont-du-Gard, a World Heritage site. Protesting at the site, between 800 and 1,000 people […]

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Indian stock exchange approves Future Group’s $3.4 billion deal with Reliance Industries

Indian regulators gave the go ahead for Future Group’s $3.4 billion deal with Reliance Industries to sell its retail assets, taking it a step closer toward closing a deal that has soured its ties with its business partner Amazon.com Inc. Future and Amazon are locked in legal tussles over the Indian group’s August deal with […]

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Amazon, Google, Apple remove right-leaning social media network Parler

Parler, an alternative social media platform, favored by right wingers was removed from Amazon Web Services on Sunday effectively kicking it off the public internet. Earlier, Apple and Google stores banned the application for failing to remove hateful content. Parler styles itself as “unbiased” social media and has proved popular with people banned from Twitter. […]

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Amazon buys planes from struggling Delta and WestJet to expand its cargo air fleet

American multinational technology company, Amazon, which mainly focuses on e-commerce has bought its first fleet of planes, expanding its growing air freight network. The additional 11 Boeing 767-300 planes would “support Amazon’s growing customer base”, it said. Amazon’s first air operation launched in 2016, but previous planes have been leased. Experts say buying its own […]

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Indigenous Amazon tribe SUES Chinese oil firm for contaminating their ancestral lands

An indigenous Amazon tribe has filed a lawsuit against state-owned Chinese oil company PetroOriental in Ecuador, accusing it of contaminating their ancestral lands by burning off natural gas from oil wells. “Our very survival is threatened as a result of climate change.” “We have seen our way of life altered forever,” the complaint of the […]

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company will FLY the first woman to moon’s surface

Blue Origin, American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company founded by Jeff Bezos will take the first woman to the moon’s surface. Jeff Bezos, the richest person on earth on Friday in an Instagram post announced as NASA nears a decision to pick its first privately built lunar landers capable of sending astronauts […]

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Amazon to sell software that lets firms detect if staff, customers follow coronavirus rules

Amazon to sell software called Panorama to companies which helps detect when staff are not wearing face masks or following physical distancing. Beyond the pandemic, the system could also be used to track compliance of other workplace rules or to monitor the public. The tool can automate inspection tasks, such as detecting manufacturing defects or […]

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2020 Nightmare: Deforestation in Brazil has surged to a 12-year high this year

Deforestation in Brazil surged to a 12-year high in 2020, official government data showed on Monday, with destruction soaring since President Jair Bolsonaro took office. In 2020, destruction of the world’s largest rainforest, Amazon rose 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 11,088sq km, according to data from Brazil’s national space research agency Inpe, seven […]

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Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers have tested positive for coronavirus

At least 19,816 Amazon workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the coronavirus in the United States. Amazon had repeatedly resisted sharing comprehensive data with the public and with its own workers about the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases at its warehouses, which have become crucial hubs for household supplies during the […]