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# Amazon

This year
Paddy Cosgrave resigns as Web Summit CEO amid controversy over Israel comments
A host of companies and speakers have withdrawn from the event following comments made by Cosgrave.
Amazon launches first satellites into space
A rocket containing two test satellites blasted off in Florida as part of a mission to bring fast internet connection to all corners of the globe.
Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon fell by 59% in September compared to the same month last year
Under his far-right predecessor Jair Bolsonaro, deforestation of the Amazon had jumped 75% compared to the average of the previous decade.
Emissions-heavy feed imports soaring to fuel dairy boom
Noteworthy analysis shows 50 million tonnes imported in the last decade as our tillage industry falters from lack of State support.
Irish tillage being squeezed out in favour of renting land to dairy farmers
Amazon sued in US over allegations it inflates prices and overcharges sellers
Some estimates show Amazon controls about 40% of the e-commerce market.
New data centres mooted for Dublin can't operate if they put energy security at risk, says Ryan
Friends of the Earth, an organisation which opposed the plans, says the data centres pose “a triple threat”.
Amazon secure planning permission for three data centres in Dublin despite emission concerns
Fingal County Council gave the go-ahead to AWS firm for the construction of three new data centres in the region.
14 killed in plane crash in Brazilian Amazon
The plane ran out of landing strip and crashed, killing all 12 passengers and two crew.
Amazon Summit ends with roadmap to protect rainforest but no concrete plan to end deforestation
Leaders from eight Amazon nations signed a declaration that set out plans to drive economic development while preventing the rainforest’s demise.
Brazil's president Lula says the 'world must help' his country save the Amazon
Deforestation in Brazil’s share of the Amazon fell by 33.6% year-on-year from January to June, the first six months of Lula’s term.
Colombian children rescued after 40 days in jungle are doing 'very well' and leave hospital
They were the only survivors after the small plane they were flying in crashed in the jungle.
Relatives fight for custody of children who survived plane crash and 40 days in Amazon rainforest
The children survived by eating cassava flour, seeds and some fruits they found in the rainforest.
Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon falls by 31% in first five months of Lula presidency
The figures from the National Institute for Space Research were welcome news for environmentalists pinning their hopes on veteran leftist Lula.
Amazon to lay off 9,000 workers worldwide in addition to cuts announced in January
It comes two months after the tech firm announced that it was cutting 18,000 jobs from its global workforce.
Anthony Nash: GAA teams should be open to the Netflix treatment
There are good reasons why players are cagey in public, but there is much to gain by getting our stories out there.
Varadkar says Ireland will be affected by Microsoft job losses
Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
Brazilian Amazon deforestation up 150% in Bolsonaro's last month in office
Under Bolsonaro, average annual deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rose by 75.5% from the previous decade.
Amazon to cut more than 18,000 jobs globally
In September the company shipping items from a new fulfilment centre in Dublin which employs 500 people.
Last year
Amazon loses a tenth of its vegetation in four decades, report says
From 1985 to 2021, the deforested area surged from 490,000 square kilometres to 1,250,000 square kilometres.
TV soap Neighbours set for revival on Amazon streaming services
Production on the revitalised drama is set to start in early 2023.
Newsletter: What's behind the global tech sector job cuts?
Political leaders here are attempting to sound reassuring amid global cuts.
Amazon begins mass layoffs among its corporate workforce
No job cuts are expected in Ireland.
'Brazil is back': President-elect Lula vows to fight deforestation at COP27
Lula has offered to host UN climate talks in the Amazon region in 2025.
No job cuts expected at Amazon Ireland despite reports of lay-offs, Varadkar says
The tech giant is set to axe up to 10,000 workers from its global operation.
Tech firm Intercom to cut workforce by almost 13%, leaving 39 jobs in Ireland at risk
The New York Times is reporting that Amazon plans to lay off approximately 10,000 people starting as soon as this week.
Brazil sets new Amazon deforestation record for October ahead of government change
Under outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro, average annual deforestation increased 75% compared to the previous decade.
More fires in Brazil's Amazon so far this year than all of 2021, new figures show
Satellite monitoring has detected 75,592 fires from 1 January to 18 September this year.
Amazon announces launch of new Dublin fulfilment centre
The centre will employ 500 people.
Amazon opens first Irish fulfilment centre in Dublin
Recruitment for the site is currently underway.
Amazon’s Alexa could mimic the voices of dead relatives
The capability was unveiled at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas.
‘Exhaustive’ search fails to find Amazon murder victims' boat as tests begin on bodies
Fisherman Amarildo da Costa de Oliveira, 41, confessed to killing the men and led officers to two buried bodies.
Second man arrested in case of missing British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert
The suspect, Oseney da Costa de Oliveira, is a brother of the man so far considered by police as the main suspect in the case.
Conflicting reports on developments in search for British journalist and Brazilian expert
Brazilian Federal Police said the latest development was the discovery of personal items belonging to Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira.
Brazil police questioning suspect over disappearance of Amazon explorers
Local Indigenous activists said the pair received threats last week for their work in the remote region.
British journalist and Brazilian indigenous expert missing in remote part of Amazon
Two people have been arrested in connection with their disappearance.
Amazon secures green light for data centre in Meath despite opposition
An Bord Pleanála granted permission to Amazon to allow construction of the new data centre
Amazon workers vote to unionise in New York, in a US first
“We want to thank Jeff Bezos for going to space because while he was up there we were signing people up,” one union organiser said.
Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows
A new paper said three-quarters of the Amazon is showing dwindling resilience against droughts and other adverse weather events.
'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
With around 70 data centres in Ireland and more to come, tech companies are now using a massively outsized amount of energy.
Area more than six times the size of Manhattan destroyed in Brazilian Amazon in January
Deforestation levels in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new record for January.