Amazon Prime Day Strikes and Boycotts: A Reading List
We're highlighting stories from our archives on the effectiveness, implications, and origins of corporate boycotts and strikes.
Bank of America, Wayfair, and the New Age of Corporate Activism
More than ever before, employees are staging walkouts and boycotts to protest their own companies' business operations.
How China's Growing Soy Demand Is Fueling Brazilian Deforestation
Globally, 80 percent of forest loss stems from turning over forest for agriculture to grow food for livestock and human consumption.
Brazilian Companies Illegally Degrading the Amazon Continue to Operate With Impunity
Although producers of soy, cattle, and timber were charged with environmental crimes, their products continue to flow into international markets.
SNAP Participants Can Buy Groceries Online for the First Time
Here's what the change could mean for food security among SNAP participants.
Millions of Acres of the Amazon Are at Risk Due to the Trade War Between the U.S. and China
The feud's effect on the soybean trade could be the main culprit behind increased destruction of the Amazon.
Amazon Headquarters Left New York, but Will Other Developers?
In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, residents are challenging a new development, charging it won't create jobs for those who currently live in the neighborhood.
Will Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Plan to Break Up Big Tech Work?
The Democratic presidential hopeful has proposed dismantling Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon monopolies.
How Amazon's Change of Heart on HQ2 Will Impact Housing in Long Island City
After the company decided to break off its plans with Queens, the borough will return to the status quo, which might be more daunting than a worst-case Bezos scenario.
How Chinese Interests—and Money—Have Revived Brazil's Ambitious Amazon Rail Network
Brazilian commodities producers have long dreamed of a railroad network crisscrossing Amazonia and the Cerrado, able to cheaply move crops and minerals from the nation's interior to South America's coasts. But factors, including lack of investment, political instability, and difficult terrain, have foiled those hopes—until now.
The World's Largest Rainforest Is Failing to Adapt Quick Enough for Climate Change
New research suggests that the rate of change in tree composition within the Amazon basin lags by two orders of magnitude behind the change in climate.
An Illegal Mining 'Epidemic' Is Spreading Across the Amazon Rainforest
While illegal mining in the Amazon has been a problem for decades, new data shows levels that are not comparable to any other period of its history.
Longer and More Severe Floods Are Becoming More Common in the Amazon
New research finds that fluctuations in atmospheric circulation systems and climate change are behind the increase in extreme flooding.
Viewfinder: Protesting Amazon's New Headquarters in New York City
People opposed to Amazon's plan to locate its second North American headquarters in New York City protest at the courthouse in Queens on November 26th, 2018.
Is There a Better Way for Cities to Lure in Businesses?
Now that Amazon's HQ2 search is finally over, people are once again calling for reforms to economic incentive packages.
Tech Companies Aren't Just Donating to Democrats: A Look at Silicon Valley's Contributions to Republican Campaigns
Despite their reputation as strongly liberal organizations, the political donations of tech companies like Amazon and Google go both ways.
What Would Be the Consequences of Amazon Dominating Social Commerce?
Monopolization, data-privacy, and on-going labor concerns are all aspects of the issue that are seemingly flying under the radar.
Increasing Frequency of Drought Is Changing the Amazon From Carbon Sink to Source
New research finds just one season of drought can reduce the carbon dioxide absorption ability of the world's biggest rainforest—the Amazon—for years to come.
Inside the Amazon-Led Fight Against Seattle's Affordable Housing Tax
Critics in the city argue that the repeal of a tax that would help fund housing and homelessness initiatives is a capitulation to business interests.
How Will an Increasing Number of Droughts Affect the Amazon's Trees?
A new study sheds light on which trees are the most suited for dealing with changing weather patterns in the region.