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Tropical deforestation threatens global food production

Dec 19, 2014

Tropical deforestation threatens global food production

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tropical deforestation in the southern hemisphere is accelerating global warming and threatening world food production by distorting rainfall patterns across Europe, China and the U.S. Midwest, a study released on Thursday said. By 2050, deforestation could lead to a 15 percent drop in rainfall in tropical regions including the South American Amazon, Southeast Asia and Central Africa, the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change said. #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Amazon #author
All for a documentary: Brit filmmaker marries Ecuadorian tribal warrior for authenticity

Dec 17, 2014

All for a documentary: Brit filmmaker marries Ecuadorian tribal warrior for authenticity

Sarah is different because she agreed to move ahead with her documentary on the Huaroani tribe in the Amazons who are now threatened by oil firms. #Inpraiseof #Oil firms #Ecuador #tribals #documentary #Marry #Huaroani tribe #Amazons
Seattle police investigate threatening letter at Amazon headquarters

Dec 16, 2014

Seattle police investigate threatening letter at Amazon headquarters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle police are searching for explosives at Amazon.com's headquarters after a threatening letter was found at one of the company's buildings just north of the city's downtown district, authorities said on Monday. Amazon building security contacted Seattle police at 10:30 a.m #Business #Japan #France #Argentina #Amazon #Mexico #author #opinion
#EatenAlive by social media: Twitter slams naturalist for failing stunt with anaconda

Dec 09, 2014

#EatenAlive by social media: Twitter slams naturalist for failing stunt with anaconda

What happens when a show which promises to show a man getting eaten alive by an anaconda backs out on its promise? Here's what people on Twitter said. #Life #Twitter #Amazon #SocialMedia #Discovery #Stunt #Anaconda ##EatenAlive #Naturalist #Paul Rosolie
US naturalist offers himself as dinner to an anaconda on air for reality show

Dec 08, 2014

US naturalist offers himself as dinner to an anaconda on air for reality show

The staunch environmentalist offered himself as dinner to an anaconda and was swallowed alive, filming every moment. #WeirdNews #environmentalist #Anaconda #Anacondas #naturalists #Discovery Show #Amazon Forest
I'm boycotting e-commerce businesses and home deliveries. Here's why

Nov 10, 2014

I'm boycotting e-commerce businesses and home deliveries. Here's why

But this is not about Amazon but about any of the e-commerce companies. Its also about any of the home-delivery focused quick service restaurants. #Amazon #E-Commerce #Employees #Quick Service Restaurants #home delivery
Flipkart's expensive gaffe: Lists book for Rs 32,17,223 after a discount

Nov 04, 2014

Flipkart's expensive gaffe: Lists book for Rs 32,17,223 after a discount

So, here's presenting you the most expensive book in the world: A book by Antonya Cin, Foretold is apparently worth Rs 32,17,223. #Amazon #Kindle #Flipkart #Antonya Cin #Foretold #expensive book
Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

Sep 14, 2014

Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election. Since entering the race in mid-August, Silva has picked a pro-agriculture congressman as her running mate, met repeatedly with agribusiness leaders and campaigned in the farm belt, eager to make allies in an industry that accounts for a quarter of Brazil's economy #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Amazon #Mexico #Green #opinion
Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013: Brazil

Sep 11, 2014

Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013: Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometres (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials have said, posting an amended figure. #World #Environment #NewsTracker #Amazon #Institute of Special Investigations #Mato Grosso #Amazon River
Dear Flipkart, you got your $1 billion; spend it carefully

Jul 30, 2014

Dear Flipkart, you got your $1 billion; spend it carefully

Flipkart has come a long way from just selling books. Its now virtually selling everything, from clothes to electronics. But when a rival like Amazon with deep pockets has already entered the market, you cant be just another e-commerce store. #India #Technology #WhatNext #Amazon #E-Commerce #Flipkart #Flyte #DigiFlip #Bansals