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Brazil halts Amazon fires amid investor pressure [Video]

Brazil halts Amazon fires amid investor pressure

Brazil's government announced on Thursday it planned to ban setting fires in the Amazon for 120 days, in a meeting with global investors to address their rising concerns over destruction of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published
Amazon fires two employees critical of working conditions [Video]

Amazon fires two employees critical of working conditions

Amazon said on Tuesday it terminated two employees, who criticized the working conditions at the e-commerce giant's warehouses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, for "repeatedly violating..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published
Amazon Fires Worker Leading Coronavirus Walkout [Video]

Amazon Fires Worker Leading Coronavirus Walkout

Amazon fired an employee after they helped organize a walkout over the company’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: HuffPost NOW News     Duration: 01:09Published
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Accuses Leonardo DiCaprio of Funding Amazon Fires [Video]

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Accuses Leonardo DiCaprio of Funding Amazon Fires

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Accuses Leonardo DiCaprio of Funding Amazon Fires. In a recent address to reporters on Nov. 29, Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro accused Leonardo DiCaprio of..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:08Published
Smoke from Amazon fires could accelerate glacial melting in Andes [Video]

Smoke from Amazon fires could accelerate glacial melting in Andes

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Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President [Video]

Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed, without evidence, that actor Leonardo DiCaprio is financing the fires that are ravaging the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro took aim at the environmentally..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:32Published

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Brazil’s president blames DiCaprio over Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is blaming actor Leonardo DiCaprio for making donations to nonprofit organizations that he claims are behind some of the fires in the Amazon..
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Cities urge boycott of meat companies linked to Amazon fires

Lawmakers in the two biggest U.S. cities want to cut ties with businesses involved with beef imports from Brazil
CBS News - Published

Amazon fires back at Pentagon decision to award $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft

Amazon Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) is going up against the Pentagon in a challenge to the defense department’s $10 billion decision to award a cloud computing deal to rival Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT). The..
Proactive Investors - Published

In the Amazon, Fires Steal Breath, but Smoke Smells of Money

The thousands of fires set to clear land for cattle in Brazil’s rainforest are widely seen as an environmental disaster. Local ranch hands have more conflicted feelings.
NYTimes.com - Published

The Amazon hasn't stopped burning. There were 19,925 fire outbreaks last month and 'more fires' are in the future

The number of Amazon fires has decreased since they elicited an international outcry in August, but experts believe this is just a temporary respite.
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Why Did a Vow to End Amazon Fires Falter? Blame ‘Cattle Laundering’

Many of the thousands of fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon are set by ranchers. A deal inked 10 years ago was meant to stop the problem, but the ecological arson goes on as the Earth warms.
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In Brazil, Amazon fires threaten millenary rock paintings

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Ancient rock paintings in Brazil's Monte Alegre park are being threatened by some of the fires burning in the Amazon region. The online news site G1 reports says the Para..
SeattlePI.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Amazon fires fall sharply in September

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Official figures show that the number of fires in the Amazon fell in September after an alarming rise in July and August. Data from the National Institute for Space Research..
Seattle Times - Published

Brazil tries to refresh its image after Amazon fires

Campaign to tout green credentials could be undercut by Bolsonaro’s clashes with Europe
FT.com - Published

Health Care Attacks Get Personal and 2 Other Takeaways From the Third Democratic Debate

health care attacks get personal and 2 other takeaways from the third democratic debate
Ten of the Democratic presidential candidates shared a stage on Thursday evening at Texas Southern University in Houston for the third round of debates. Moderators pressed candidates on questions..
The Wrap - Published

United States: Impact Links: Homeowners Insurance Affected By Wildfire Risk; KKR Global Impact Fund New Investment; World Resources Institute Agenda To Solve Food Loss; Amazon Fires Speeding Up Climate Change; 3M's Increasing Commitment To Recycling -

•Insurance companies in California are choosing not to renew homeowners' policies because of wildfire risk.
Mondaq - Published

European space agency records Amazon air pollution

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — New satellite images show an increase in air pollution in the Brazilian Amazon while fires burned in the region last month. The European Space Agency on Monday published maps..
Seattle Times - Published

Out of fashion at H&M: Brazilian leather tied to Amazon fires

H&M joins Timberland and Vans brands in distancing themselves from Brazilian leather amid deforestation concerns
CBS News - Published

Trevor Noah Wants to Save the Amazon With Trump’s ‘Magic Sharpie’ (Video)

trevor noah wants to save the amazon with trump’s ‘magic sharpie’ (video)
On Thursday’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah came up with a good use for Donald Trump’s obsession with whether or not Alabama was ever threatened by Hurricane Dorian — to help fix the ongoing..
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Is Brazilian Leather Out of Fashion? H&M Stops Buying Over Amazon Fires

One of the world’s largest retailers will cease buying leather from the country, where cattle farmers are blamed for their part in accelerating deforestation.
NYTimes.com - Published

Israel sends firefighters to help Brazil battle Amazon fires

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will be dispatching a team of firefighters to assist Brazil with combatting the fires that have consumed large swaths of the country’s Amazon rainforest. The Foreign..
Seattle Times - Published

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro to skip Amazon fires summit due to surgery

Brazil’s leader may be eager to speak about the ongoing Amazon fires that have drawn the world's attention, but he will have to wait, because surgery is forcing him to skip a summit of regional..
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Bolivian bishops criticize 'predatory capitalism,' socialist Morales regime for Amazon fires (Fides)

“When we perceive that this catastrophe is the result of human action, we must exercise our prophetic mission to openly seek and denounce its causes,” Bolivia’s bishops said in a statement on the..
Catholic Culture - Published

Brazil’s Bolsonaro wants to discuss Amazon fires at UN

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he wants to discuss the Amazon fires that have drawn world attention at the next U.N. General Assembly in September. Bolsonaro told..
Seattle Times - Published

Amazon fires: French activists urge more Brazil action

PARIS (AP) — Pretending to be trees in the Amazon, activists marched through Paris urging Brazil’s president to do more to fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. Some 200 demonstrators walked..
Seattle Times - Published

Protect or develop? Amazon fires signal growing pressure

Fire is a way of life in the Amazon, highlighting strain between protecting and developing the rainforest
Newsday - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

High-level Brazilian envoys in US to discuss Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says his son, a congressman and foreign minister are in the United States to discuss possible U.S. aid for Brazil amid devastating fires in..
Seattle Times - Published

Amazon fires produce 220-degree scorched earth, dense smoke in new NASA images

The fires burning in the Amazon rainforest are exceedingly hot, according to a new report from NASA.
FOXNews.com - Published

Nordea puts Brazil bonds in ‘quarantine’ over Amazon fires

BERLIN (AP) — The biggest bank in the Nordic countries says it is suspending bond purchases from Brazil’s government amid concerns over the way the country is handling fires in the Amazon region...
Seattle Times - Published


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