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In 2020, big tech firm Amazon made a pledge to acquire 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles¬†for its operations. This was part of its pledge to combat climate change and instead push for the eradication of greenhouse gases from its operations, Read more…


In 2020, an estimated 1.8 million acres (742,000 hectares) of the Amazon forest in Brazil was lost to bush burning and other actions. Scientists of the Amazon Conservation organization were able to arrive at this discovery through an app – Amazon real-time Read more…


Global business giant Amazon has been accused of generating plastic waste to the tune of 465 million pounds. This is comprised of air pillows, bubble wrap, and other plastic packaging items added to the approximately 7 billion Amazon packages delivered Read more…


Matching its words with action, tech giant Amazon has become the business world’s biggest renewable energy client. It has invested in 26 new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects spread across the globe. It covers 6.5 gigawatts of wind and Read more…


The continuous deforestation of the Amazon rain forest continues to worry experts. Indeed, constant fire outbreaks in the world’s largest rain forest has seen it shrink by 8% between 2000 and 2018. According to the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network Read more…


Sixteen environmental organizations will receive $791 million support from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. This support represents the first tranch of his $10 billion fund for climate action which he earlier announced in February. The beneficiaries include The Climate and Clean Read more…


Mazino Dickson When the Paris climate change agreement was signed in 2015, the world heaved a sigh of relief . Part of the joy then was the commitment from the business sector to support this drive. While many business leaders Read more…


The never-ending controversy over the Amazon rain forest fires has cast doubts over the EU-Mercosur trade pact. The trade pact is meant to allow free commercial activities between Europe and South American power houses Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. But Read more…


The Brazilian government has invited American actor-turned-environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio to visit the Amazon forest and get a “true picture of what is happening.” This comes in the wake of severe bashing from environmentalist groups, scientists and the European Union for Read more…


Years of unprecedented forest fires could lead to the final disappearance of Brazil’s Amazon – the world’s largest rain forest. According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), 6,803 fires were detected in July, a 28% rise on the Read more…