Posts Tagged Amazon

Hundreds killed in Brazil’s Amazon over land, resources in past decade – report

UNTV News   •   September 18, 2019

 A Human Rights Watch report on Tuesday (September 17) found that more than 300 people have been killed over the past decade in conflicts over the use of land and...

‘We can’t keep up’ – Brazil residents battle blazes

UNTV News   •   September 6, 2019

Residents in Brazil’s vast Mato Grosso state were battling blazes spreading in dry brush while Brazil’s military arrived at a remote jungle location to fight the fires that continue to...

Brazil reaches out to Norway, Germany after halt to aid funding over Amazon wildfires

Jeck Deocampo   •   September 3, 2019

Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles told media on Monday (September 02) that Brasilia has held talks with Norway and Germany over Amazon wildfires after the two European states halted aid...

Amazon deforestation risks ‘disastrous effects on climate’- Scientist

Marje Pelayo   •   August 29, 2019

The continued deforestation of the Amazon as fires sweep through the world’s largest rainforest could have disastrous effects on the continent’s climate, according to a Brazilian scientist based in London....

Logging leaves deep scars in an Amazon buckling under wildfires

Jeck Deocampo   •   August 29, 2019

The sound of a chainsaw rings out in Brazil’s Amazon, as the world’s largest rainforest buckles under a record number of wildfires. As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon jungle, ...

Fishermen discover whale carcass in Amazon mangrove

Marje Pelayo   •   February 28, 2019

A group of fishermen spotted a humpback whale carcass just off Brazil’s Amazon on Friday (February 22). Photos taken by Instituto Bicho D’Agua, a non-profit organisation for their work on social-environmental conservation,...

Investors ask how the Bezos divorce will affect Amazon

UNTV News   •   January 14, 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Inc (AMZN.O) shares seesawed on Thursday as investors questioned how the impending divorce of company founder Jeff Bezos would affect his control of the most...

Amazon joins $1 trillion club

admin   •   September 5, 2018 Inc. on Tuesday joined Apple Inc. in the $1 trillion club, becoming the second member of the group after its stock price doubled in 15 months. If the online...

Amazon’s automated grocery store of the future opens

admin   •   January 23, 2018 will open its checkout-free grocery store to the public on Monday after more than a year of testing. The Seattle store, known as Amazon Go, relies on cameras and...

Ancient human tree cultivation shaped Amazon landscape

UNTV News   •   March 3, 2017

Ancient indigenous peoples had a far more profound impact on the composition of the vast Amazon rainforest than previously known, according to a study showing how tree species domesticated by...


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