Posts Tagged Amazon

Amazon to hire 100,000 workers as online orders surge on virus worries

UNTV News   •   March 17, 2020 Inc said on Monday (March 16) it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to tackle a surge in online orders, as consumers shop heavily...

Amazon to protest Pentagon award of cloud contract to Microsoft

Robie de Guzman   •   November 15, 2019

San Francisco, USA – The United States tech multinational Amazon announced Thursday that it would protest the Pentagon’s award to Microsoft of a cloud computing contract valued at up to...

Firefighters collapse from exhaustion, animals saved as wildfires rage on in Bolivia

UNTV News   •   September 20, 2019

 Firefighters battling raging wildfires in Bolivia were evacuated to hospitals in Santa Cruz on Thursday (September 19) after they collapsed from exhaustion. Blazes have burned unabated across vast swaths of...

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...


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