The Ecuadorian electorate voted on Sunday against oil drilling, according to results of an election-day referendum published early Monday. Voters were asked whether to ban mining in the highlands and further oil drilling in Yasuni National Park in the Amazon.
Presidents Joseph Biden of the United States and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil Wednesday discussed climate change during a telephone conversation in which a face-to-face meeting between the two leaders next year was also considered.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro Urrego Tuesday suggested during his speech at the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) Summit in the Brazilian city of Belém that an international environmental court should be created to prosecute crimes in the area, in addition to an Amazon NATO to defend the region with weapons.
Brazil's Security and Justice Minister Flávio Dino said Friday that the federal government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva intends to up the strength of the security forces in the crime-torn Amazon region, Agencia Brasil reported.
An oil spill in Ecuador in late January has been spreading over the past few days throughout the Yasuní area reaching unforeseen proportions, it was reported Wednesday.
What goes up must come down and even the unthinkable has happened – Jeff Bezos, founder of e-commerce giant Amazon.com has left his position of CEO as of Monday, it was announced. Bezos will be replaced by Andy Jassy, who for years led Amazon's lucrative division of cloud computing AWS.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of the multi-national technology Amazon will fly to space next month on the first space flight from his rocket company Blue Origin, the billionaire said.
Amazon and MGM Wednesday announced a definitive merger agreement had been reached, under which Amazon will acquire MGM Studios for a purchase price of US $ 8.45 billion.
Several non-government organizations (NGOs) focused on environmental issues Wednesday launched an accusation against the government of Brazil for violating international treaties and devastating the Amazon.
MacKenzie Scott, the ex-wife of Jeff Bezos and one of the world's richest women, has married a Seattle science teacher, who promptly declared he plans to help give away most of their wealth to charity.