Jun 15, 2017

Hundreds of new Amazon dams would be 'massively' destructive, study says

Building the 428 hydroelectric dams proposed for Brazil’s Amazon basin — three times the existing number — would devastate the environment and could even disrupt regional weather, an international team of researchers warned Wednesday. Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists unveiled a Dam ...

Amazon Japan launches fresh food delivery service

/ Apr 21, 2017

Amazon Japan launches fresh food delivery service

Amazon Japan G.K. started a fresh food delivery service Friday, allowing customers to receive products they buy in as little as four hours after order placements in some cases. Japan is the third country after the United States and Britain where the “Amazon Fresh” ...

Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load

Apr 16, 2017

Home delivery firms strain under e-commerce load

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Amanda used to work part-time for major delivery firm Yamato Transport Co., helping out during Japan’s busy traditional gift-sending seasons in summer and winter. But not anymore. “It was just too hard,” she said. “Drivers are not robots. They are human beings. But people ...