Aerial view of deforested area of the Amazon rainforest.
About 24,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest have been deforested over the last decade.
The ability of online retailers to offer next-day delivery service for an annual fee or at an affordable price has dynamically changed the retail business and shifted sales from in-store to online.
Innovation is integral to the success of Canadian retailers and encouraging consumers to shop in stores as well as online. The big strategic risk is not innovating and failing, but failing to innovate.
The shop drop.
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Now in its tenth year in the UK, the great American post-Thanksgiving bonanza is starting to look like a turkey.
A Brazilian soldier puts out fires.
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Destruction of rainforests through wildfires or deforestation may harm human health. As these forests disappear, we may be losing precious medicinal plants that hold treatments for various diseases.
New York’s offer of incentives to Amazon to open a headquarters in the state faced significant opposition.
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The gap between rich and poor is at record levels in the U.S., yet it varies widely among the states. A political scientist explains why.
Manipulating our own personal data can allow us to manipulate capitalism.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
Ricky, from Sorry We Missed You.
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Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
The likes of Alexa and Siri shouldn't blindly aim to sound and behave like us - their voices need to reflect what they can actually do.
Amazon workers in Seattle walked off the job on Sept. 20 in a climate strike.
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There's no First Amendment in the workplace, which leaves worker activists at the whim of their employers.
Prescribed fires are often done to eliminate weeds and renew the grasses in pastures for ranching across the Amazon.
Reversing the damage from fires in Brazil's rainforest is not as simple as allowing trees to grow back. Decades of research shows how fires degrade their long-term health and utility.
Brazil’s wildfires are closely linked to deforestation which Brazil had successfully slowed last decade.
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As deforestation rates in Brazil rise, it's worth asking whether the country can repeat the successes of the last decade. Current trends don't bode well.
As Amazon fires rage, Indonesia faces similar issues with peat fires that have been burning for several weeks in parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan.
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A forest professor tells his experience on the hardships of putting out peat fires in Indonesia
Fire burning in the upper Amazon River basin near Porto Velho on August 15.
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What the Amazon fires mean for Jair Bolsonaro politically.
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon currently chairs the Business Roundtable.
A group of America's most powerful CEOs said companies should no longer merely focus on maximizing shareholder wealth. A business professor explains why it's not a big deal.
Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil, Aug. 24, 2019.
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If the Amazon rainforest functions as our planet's lungs, what do raging wildfires threaten? An atmospheric scientist explains why the fires, though devastating, won't suffocate life on Earth.
Rainforest species didn't co-evolve with fire – and even a low intensity wildfire can kill half the trees.
A fire in the Amazon rainforest near Humaita, in Amazonas state, Brazil, Aug. 17, 2019.
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political.
Huge fires are raging across multiple regions of the Amazon Basin.
The Amazon is burning at record levels, and land clearing is to blame. The good news: we already know what we need to do to stop it.
Governments are attempting to regulate tech giants, but the digital disruption genie is already out of the bottle.
For all their good intentions, accidents happen when fallible humans intervene in complex systems they don't understand.
French startup LightOn is currently on working on developing light-powered technologies.
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Hardware could exploit the properties of scattered light so that computations happen at high speed and with low power consumption.