Amazon employees call out company’s climate practices, breaking company policy
Climate Change

Amazon employees call out company’s climate practices, breaking company policy

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Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out against its environmental policies
Environmental News

Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out against its environmental policies

Amazon says that it’s a company committed to fighting climate change, and recently it pledged to drastically reduce its carbon emissions over the next 20 years. But privately, the company has been punishing employees who speak out on the issue. In recent months, Amazon management has threatened to fire at least two employees who criticized…

Amazon employees say they were threatened for climate change criticism
Climate Change

Amazon employees say they were threatened for climate change criticism

In October, the employees, Maren Costa and Jamie Kowalski, told The Washington Post that Amazon contributes to climate change by supporting oil- and gas-company exploration with its cloud computing business. Both employees say they were subsequently called into meetings with human resources, where they were accused of violating the company’s external communications policy. Costa says…

Amazon reportedly threatened to fire employees who spoke out against company policies
Environmental News

Amazon reportedly threatened to fire employees who spoke out against company policies

Amazon sent emails warning of termination to employees who spoke out against the company’s environmental policies, according to a report by The Washington Post.The emails accused the employees of violating its external-communications policy.Amazon’s external-communications policy requires employees to obtain company approval before speaking publicly about its business, products, services, technology, or customers, the company told…

Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt
Nature & Science

Amazon fires intensify Andes glacier melt

Image copyright Getty Images Smoke from burning forests in the Amazon can intensify glacier melt, researchers say, fuelling concern about a water crisis in South America. The team found evidence that snow and ice was being “darkened”, accelerating the melt rate, threatening supplies.Melting tropical glaciers provide water for millions of people in the region. Scientists…