The Amazon Has Seen More Than 100,000 Fires This Year, Causing Spike in Air Pollution
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The Amazon Has Seen More Than 100,000 Fires This Year, Causing Spike in Air Pollution

Carbon monoxide emissions over the Amazon for the first two weeks of AugustImage: European Space AgencyThe fires burning throughout the Amazon rainforest and the rest of Brazil are billowing all types of air pollutants into the atmosphere, new satellite images from the European Space Agency (ESA)show.The agency released the images Monday, reminding the world that…

What’s Going On in the Amazon?
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What’s Going On in the Amazon?

A crisis decades in the making.Published Aug. 30, 2019Updated Sept. 3, 2019ImageBurning forest this week near Porto Velho, Brazil.CreditVictor Moriyama for The New York TimesThe emails started arriving last week.“I’ve been waiting to hear about the fires in the Amazon,” wrote Molly Krause, a listener in Aurora, Colo. “It’s a huge problem that is not…

Why Amazon Employees Are Protesting Over Climate Change
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Why Amazon Employees Are Protesting Over Climate Change

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images)On September 20, over 1,000 Amazon employees—mostly made up of staff at the company’s Seattle headquarters—will walk out of Amazon offices to protest the company’s inaction over climate change, as part of the larger global climate strike. The strike, led by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, is a protest against the continued…

Amazon employees are striking against climate change
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Amazon employees are striking against climate change

Industry pollution contributes to the overall climate change crisis. Image: SchroptschoP/Getty Images By Siobhan Neela-Stock2019-09-09 17:52:22 UTC Climate change is a hot-button issue. From students to politicians, people everywhere are standing up to the widespread inaction over the planet’s rapidly warming temperatures.  There are around 65,000 corporate and tech Amazon employees in the U.S., and…

Amazon.com burns for the Amazon that ‘really matters’ with this Chrome Extension
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Amazon.com burns for the Amazon that ‘really matters’ with this Chrome Extension

Justice. Image: amazon is burning By Rachel Kraus2019-08-30 18:48:57 UTC While the Amazon rainforest burned, Amazon dot com inadvertently capitalized on related search traffic. Now, two developers are calling attention to the devastating fires in the Amazon with a new Chrome extension. As spotted by Vice, the “Amazon Is Burning” extension superimposes pixelated flames onto…