Amazon.com was once only an online bookstore created in 1995. It soon diversified into selling many other products and services internationally.
Jeff Bezos founded the business from his garage in Seattle, Washington and currently operates as the CEO. By market share and revenue, Amazon is the world's largest online retailer, with a 2014 sales revenues totaling $88.99 billion (roughly 80 billion euros). This is a collection of DW's latest content related to Amazon.com.
While the Brazilian government praises hydropower as a motor for economic development, local people fear environmental and social impacts. A new dam project on the Tapajos river was recently stopped, people there are preparing to cope with future projects. (Report: Zoe Sullivan) Reporting for this story was supported by the environmental news site Mongabay.com
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15 years ago, two huge, dome-shaped greenhouses were built in Cornwall to recreate the Amazon rainforest and the Mediterranean. The ecological vision was designed to highlight the interdependence between plants and people. 13 million visitors later, its creator has ambitious plans to open new branches of paradise in China and Australia.
Despite conservation efforts, swathes of Brazil's Amazon forest are still lost to deforestation. Small-scale illegal logging can be difficult to monitor, even with satellite-imaging technology. Now, one indigenous tribe is looking to GPS mapping on smartphones to protect their forest.
Brazil's indigenous Munduruku people are fighting against the development of hydroelectric dams on the Tapajós River, a major tributary of the Amazon. The hydropower, supposedly a green form of energy, would destroy forests - and could even increase greenhouse gas emissions.
Amazon is wowing Wall Street with record profits. The online retailer earned $ 857 million in the second quarter. Up from just $ 92 million a year earlier. It's the fifth time in a row that the company has been in the black. You might be surprised where the profits are coming from. It's not just the online retail business.