Saturday, May 21, 2022

Tag: Amazon

Growing Amazon deforestation a grave threat to global climate

Brazil had managed to reduce Amazon deforestation since the 2004 total of 27,772 square kilometers. This shows that it is possible, but it depends on political will and adequate management.

Amazonian manatees populations seem to be on the rise

“As they are protected and it has been made illegal to sell them, the species has had room to grow and the expectation is that [the population] is increasing.”

Amazon, IKEA among 9 companies pledging to use zero-carbon shipping fuels...

“If major retail brands truly want to do their fair share on climate change, they need to be on a course correction now, not 19 years from now.”

Working from home—while your boss watches on video

A company that handles Amazon customer service calls wants cameras in employees’ homes—even on their kids.

‘Biggest story in the world right now’: Humanity has flipped Amazon...

The findings, said one expert, “show that the uncertain future is happening now.”

Bank risk policies failing to protect Amazon from oil-related threats: Report

“And you have an ecosystem like the Amazon biome that is so vulnerable to climate change and so biodiverse, the argument is there to just not be involved in oil and gas extraction in the region at all.”

Musk’s and Bezos’s great escape

It’s understandable that the super wealthy might wish to escape the gravitational pull of the rest of us. But there’s really no escape.

Amazon intimidates workers amid historic union vote in Alabama as Jeff...

Amazon has fought off labor organizing at the company for decades, but workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver and Southern California are now also reportedly considering union drives.

Pandemic profiteering: Amazon caught price gouging as Jeff Bezos’s wealth soared...

“They are looking to maximize profit during a pandemic.”

‘Disgusting,’ says Bernie Sanders of Amazon job post seeking anti-union psy-ops...

Observers at VICE said the ads show the retail tech giant sees “labor organizing as one of the biggest threats to its existence.”

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The Buffalo massacre and the mainstreaming of the Great Replacement Theory

Like an untreated wound, the Great Replacement Theory is being allowed to fester and is poisoning minds.

Analysis: 26 US billionaires paid average tax rate of just 4.8% in recent years

"When you include their untaxed wealth growth in the calculation, many billionaires pay almost nothing," said Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness.

Movements are vying for political power — is ‘co-governance’ the answer?

As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.

Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.