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Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

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Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni tapped for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize nomination

A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put forward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work protecting the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil says U.S. offer for help on Amazon appears more effective

Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Friday that the United States' offer to help in the Amazon appears to be a more effective cooperation than former European efforts in that..
Reuters - Published

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A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon [Video]A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon

Deaths related to land disputes highlight the problem of policing the vast Amazon, where this year loggers, cattle ranchers, and farmers have been accused of triggering a sharp rise in fires and..

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Three US Senators Send Letter To Jeff Bezos About Driver Abuse [Video]Three US Senators Send Letter To Jeff Bezos About Driver Abuse

Three U.S. senators wrote a letter to Amazon’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos. Those include Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Sherrod Brown. They said the company should stop working..

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Creepy or cute? Robot pals for you and your dog [Video]Creepy or cute? Robot pals for you and your dog

Virtual assistants and robot toys are nothing new. But at a Berlin tech expo some companies are trying to push the envelope a bit further. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires [Video]Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires

Brazil's wildfires continue to burn across the Amazon and some residents - facing encroaching flames - feel they're fighting a losing battle. Nathan Frandino has more.

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Amazon Experiments With New Check Out Method At Whole Foods [Video]Amazon Experiments With New Check Out Method At Whole Foods

The NY Post and Business Insider report that Amazon is working on new check-out technology at Whole Foods. The new technology would allow customers at its Whole Foods stores to check out by just waving..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute [Video]Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute

Indigenous claims to ancestral lands rejected as groups are pushed into crowded reserves and Amazon fires rage.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Amazon wildfires spread, with 72,843 detected so far this year [Video]Amazon wildfires spread, with 72,843 detected so far this year

Fires continue to consume the normally lush Amazon, killing animals and leading to respiratory illnesses according to the leader of an indigenous group in Rondonia state.

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Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies [Video]Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies

At least two European countries freeze donations to Amazon Fund over record fires under Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

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Amazon fires: Soldiers join volunteers to battle fire [Video]Amazon fires: Soldiers join volunteers to battle fire

More than 1.5 million hectares of Bolivia's Amazon and Chiquitano tropical forests have been destroyed by fire.

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Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban [Video]Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban

Amazon continues to burn despite Bolsonaro issuing 60-day ban on fires in the region.

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Top 7 Favorite Brands Of Millennials [Video]Top 7 Favorite Brands Of Millennials

7. Google 6. Samsung 5. Target 4. Walmart 3. Nike 2. Apple 1. Amazon

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Watch: Brazilian soldiers rescue animals from Amazon fires [Video]Watch: Brazilian soldiers rescue animals from Amazon fires

The forest is home to 1,500 species of birds, 500 species of mammals and 550 of reptiles.

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Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil [Video]Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro may have drawn sharp criticism on the international stage for his handling of the wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home the crisis may have fueled his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Bolivia: Ecological disaster as Amazon blazes rage [Video]Bolivia: Ecological disaster as Amazon blazes rage

President Evo Morales faces criticism for not acting quickly enough to contain wildfires scorching the Amazon.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Timberland parent to stop buying Brazil's leather [Video]Timberland parent to stop buying Brazil's leather

The parent company of Timerberland, Vans and the NorthFace, said it will stop buying Brazilian leather for its products over concerns the South American country isn't doing enough to grapple with fires..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage [Video]Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

Jair Bolsonaro's statement came despite condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires apparently linked to illegal farming and logging.

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Colombia's FARC rebels announce new offensive [Video]Colombia's FARC rebels announce new offensive

A former commander of the FARC, the Colombian guerilla group, says a new offensive will be launched as the Colombia government struggles to uphold the 2016 peace deal signed in Havana. Priscilla Huff..

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Brazilians 'support' Bolsonaro in Macron spat: FM [Video]Brazilians 'support' Bolsonaro in Macron spat: FM

Brazil's foreign minister Ernesto Araujo said on Wednesday that the Brazilian public supported President Jair Bolsonaro in his ongoing spat with French president Emmanuel Macron, sparked by his..

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Cara Delevingne: Comparing my new fantasy show to Game Of Thrones is lazy [Video]Cara Delevingne: Comparing my new fantasy show to Game Of Thrones is lazy

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne attend a screening of their new Amazon series Carnival Row, which is set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with a race of displaced mythological fairies. The pair..

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How will Brazil's Amazon fires drive climate change? [Video]How will Brazil's Amazon fires drive climate change?

There were about 80,000 fires this year, more than an 80 percent increase compared with the same period last year.

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Brazil welcomes aid for Amazon fires, wants control over funds [Video]Brazil welcomes aid for Amazon fires, wants control over funds

President says Brazil should have autonomy over Amazon, as law for developing indigenous land is pushed out.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Forest floor scattered with ash and dead animals as Bolivia battles its own vast Amazon fires [Video]Forest floor scattered with ash and dead animals as Bolivia battles its own vast Amazon fires

On the burned ground, dead animals are found and the others are running after a wildfire raged in the area

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Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults' [Video]Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults'

Bolsonaro said Macron must apologise "before we talk or accept anything from France " but a spokesman later said Brazil would accept foreign aid.

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Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires [Video]Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires

What was until recently a verdant area of trees and wildlife in Southern Bolivia has now become a charred landscape where life teeters on the brink after wildfires ravaged the region -- but one..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

 

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon..
Reuters - Published

'Day of Fire': Blazes ignite suspicion in Amazon town

A maverick journalist in this isolated Brazilian ranching town warned his readers last month that the surrounding Amazon was about to go up in flames.
Reuters - Published

EU antitrust chief Vestager gets another five-year term with more powers

Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will retain her job for another five years but with more powers to go after Facebook, Apple and Amazon and their massive hoovering up of consumer data.
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Brazil indigenous agency worker killed in remote Amazon town

Indigenist Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was murdered execution-style before members of his family in the Amazon town of Tabatinga, according to INA, a union group representing workers at Brazil's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil deforestation rises in August, adding to Amazon fire worries

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released on Friday, adding to concerns over fires..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

Budget restrictions mean Brazil cannot hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires but will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis,..
Reuters - Published

Amazon countries sign forest pact, promising to coordinate disaster response

Seven Amazonian countries on Friday signed a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of..
Reuters - Published

Disapproval of Bolsonaro presidency jumps after Amazon crisis: poll

Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, in the first major poll since the government faced global outcry over its handling of..
Reuters - Published

Brazil officials, Bolsonaro's son meet with Trump to discuss Amazon fires

Brazil's foreign minister and President Jair Bolsonaro's son met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, although no concrete measures to deal..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says conversation with Merkel reaffirms Brazil sovereignty over Amazon

Brazilian President Bolsonaro said he had a productive conversation on Friday regarding fires in the Amazon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which reaffirmed Brazil's sovereignty over the world's..
Reuters - Published

Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region occupies in the minds of Brazil's military, for whom..
Reuters - Published

Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, as the country also..
Reuters - Published

ADM, Bunge say not sourcing from newly deforested parts of Amazon

Grain traders Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd said in separate statements on Friday they do not source crops from newly deforested areas in the Amazon and are using satellite monitoring to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, adding that he will talk..
Reuters - Published

Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home few..
Reuters - Published

Corporate fallout for Brazil heats up despite signs Amazon fires may be slowing

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have receded slightly since President Jair Bolsonaro sent in the military to help battle the blazes, but international fallout accelerated as a major shoemaker said..
Reuters - Published

Owner of Timberland, Vans stops buying Brazilian leather as Amazon burns

The U.S. parent company of apparel and shoe brands Timberland, Vans and the North Face will no longer buy Brazilian leather, it said on Thursday, as surging forest fires in the Amazon raise questions..
Reuters - Published

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters..
Reuters - Published

Fish farmer Mowi could halt Brazil soy imports over Amazon fires

Mowi ASA , the world's largest salmon producer, could stop buying Brazilian soy for its fish farms unless the South American country curbs Amazon deforestation, the Norwegian company said on Wednesday.
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Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: As fires race through Amazon, Brazil's Bolsonaro weakens environment agency

As the world recoils at the sight of fires ravaging Brazil's Amazon jungle, the nation's far-right government is undermining the agency charged with protecting the rainforest, Reuters has learned from..
Reuters - Published

Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

Brazil said on Tuesday it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between..
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Brazil welcomes help to fight forest fires, will decide how to use it

The Brazilian government said on Tuesday that it welcomed all foreign aid from organizations or countries to help fight the forest fires in the Amazon, as long as it could decide how to use the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's neighbors call for meeting and Amazon pact as fires rage

Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's..
Reuters - Published

Macron must take back 'insults' for Brazil to accept G7 Amazon aid: Bolsonaro

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to withdraw the "insults" made against him before he considers accepting a $20 million offer from the G7..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro thanks Trump for support amid Amazon fires crisis

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his support over the issue of Amazon wildfires, as the far-right Brazilian government sought to find a way out of the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to only accept G7 Amazon aid if Macron withdraws 'insults'

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he wants French President Emmanuel Macron to retract "insults" against him before he considers accepting aid from the Group of Seven nations who offered..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to reject G7 offer of aid to fight Amazon fires: G1

Brazil will reject an offer of at least $20 million from the Group of Seven wealthy nations to help fight the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, website G1 reported presidential chief of..
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Rain will not extinguish Amazon fires for weeks, weather experts say

Weak rainfall is unlikely to extinguish a record number of fires raging in Brazil's Amazon anytime soon, with pockets of precipitation through Sept. 10 expected to bring only isolated relief, according..
Reuters - Published

The Amazon fires are still raging. Here's what you can do to help.

#PrayForAmazonia has been trending on social media for the last week, but many say it's action - both from governments and individuals - that will really bring change.
SBS - Published

Scott Morrison says Australia will leave Amazon firefighting to others

PM Scott Morrison says Australia is keeping an eye on efforts to fight wildfires in the Amazon but needs its bushfire resources at home over the summer.
SBS - Published

Brazil tells ambassadors no time off due to Amazon fires

Brazil's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered its ambassadors in Europe and other G7 countries not to take vacation for the next two weeks in order to coordinate a diplomatic response to global concerns..
Reuters - Published

Canada says it will send water bombers to help fight Amazon fires

Canada will send water bombers to Brazil to help fight wildfires in the Amazon jungle and is also contributing C$15 million ($11.30 million) in aid, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday at the..
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Don't treat Amazon like a 'colony', says Brazil's Bolsonaro

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday the idea of creating an international alliance to save the Amazon rainforest would be treating Brazil like "a colony or no man's land," calling it an..
Reuters - Published

G7 leaders near deal to provide $20 million to tackle Amazon fires

The leaders of the group of seven nations are close to agreeing a deal to provide $20 million in emergency help to stop the Amazon forest fires, a French presidential source said.
Reuters - Published

Leonardo DiCaprio's Earth Alliance just pledged $7 million to preserve the Amazon

The Earth Alliance environmental foundation, backed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has pledged more than $7 million in aid to help repair the fire-ravaged Amazon.
SBS - Published

Leonardo DiCaprio-backed climate change fund pledges $5 million to Amazon fires

The Earth Alliance environmental foundation, backed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has pledged more than $AU7 million in aid to help repair the fire-ravaged Amazon.
SBS - Published

DiCaprio fund pledges $A7.4mln to Amazon

The Earth Alliance environmental foundation, backed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, has pledged $A7.4 million in aid to help the fire-ravaged Amazon.
SBS - Published

Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires

Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest, according to..
Reuters - Published

G7 nations close to agreement on tackling Amazon fires: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the..
Reuters - Published

Pope calls for global commitment to put out Amazon fires

Pope Francis on Sunday called for a global commitment to put out the fires in the Amazon, saying the area was essential for the health of the planet.
Reuters - Published

Brazilian states ask for military help as Amazon fires rage

Six states in Brazil's Amazon region requested military help on Saturday to combat record fires that are tearing through the rainforest, provoking an international outcry because of the Amazon's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro says to fight Amazon fires, blames weather

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike..
Reuters - Published

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting the growing international dismay and anger with Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest..
Reuters - Published

France's Macron says real 'ecocide' going on in Amazon

The Amazon needs better management to end the 'ecocide' that is going on in the rainforest, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday ahead of a G7 summit at the weekend.
Reuters - Published

Facing global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro may send army to curb Amazon fires

Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: As Amazon fires rage, Brazil tells diplomats to fix image

Stung by a global outcry over deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has launched a diplomatic offensive to persuade the international community of its environmental credentials.
Reuters - Published

Brazil's indigenous people swear to fight for Amazon 'to last drop of blood'

Members of Brazil's Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The..
Reuters - Published

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