Deforestation, oil spills, and coronavirus: Crises converge in the Amazon

by Rachel Ramirez, Grist  Highlights Brazil now has the second-highest number of documented COVID-19 cases, with 400,000 confirmed cases and 25,000 deaths According to the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, an indigenous rights organization, the mortality rate among the indigenous population of nearly one million is double that experienced in Brazil overall The entire Amazon region … Read more

How Amazon is bringing the Keystone XL Pipeline online

by Steve Horn, OneZero Highlights TC Energy, a Canadian pipeline corporation that owns the Keystone XL pipeline, has partnered with Amazon Web Services  The Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil from Alberta to Nebraska but its permit was recently vacated by a federal judge This announcement comes after Google declared it would not help create … Read more

Jeff Bezos of Amazon Inc. commits $10 billion for climate solutions

By Karen Weiss, The New York Times Highlights: Jeff Bezos announced a new initiative titled the Bezos Climate Fund that aims to fund scientists, activists and non-governmental organizations– after being pushed by employees to address the climate crisis Amazon recently committed to a climate pledge, aiming to become carbon neutral by 2040– ten years ahead … Read more