Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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Study warns of ‘profound’ consequences as Amazon nears ‘tipping point’

New research reveals lost rainforest resiliency imperils biodiversity, carbon storage, and the climate "at a global scale."

California is the world’s number one importer of Amazonian oil, report...

Tracking oil exports in the Amazon identified that the majority of Amazonian oil comes from Ecuador and ends up in the hands of large California-based corporations.

Democratic legislators send scathing letter to Amazon inquiring about employee deaths

“Amazon has proven time and time again that it views workers as disposable means to achieving greater profits.”

Indigenous groups unveil plan to protect 80 percent of the Amazon...

The Amazonian Indigenous organizations leading the plan aim to center Indigenous-led forest management and land tenure to protect endemic species.

Amazon workers in Alabama get new shot at union after NLRB...

This comes as Amazon workers worldwide from Bangladesh to Germany campaigned on Black Friday for fairer working conditions under the banner, “Make Amazon Pay.”

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.”

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