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Northern Virginia selected as one of 20 contenders for Amazon headquarters

Amazon has selected Northern Virginia as a candidate for its second North American headquarters. Virginia submitted three comprehensive regional proposals for the $5 billion project for Greater Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Northern Virginia.


Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Frederick County

Amazon will establish an e-commerce warehouse and distribution operation in Frederick County.

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Governor McAuliffe announces relationship with Amazon to push cybersecurity education

A new partnership with Amazon will make Virginia a national resource for cybersecurity education.

Fish species, rural livelihoods threatened by new dams on world’s largest rivers

Advocates of hydroelectric dams on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong rivers often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate effects on biodiversity.

AmazonSmile: Help the Waynesboro YMCA as you shop for Christmas

Looking for high-end tech gifts for loved ones this Christmas season? Shop AmazonSmile, and a portion of what you spend can benefit the Waynesboro YMCA.

Virginia Tech scientists work to help save the Amazon rainforest and its biodiversity

The Amazon Basin’s vast tropical rainforests, rivers, and soils are rich ecosystems vital to the basic functioning of the planet. They churn moisture into the atmosphere, sequester global carbon, regulate climate patterns, and house much of the world’s biodiversity.

Helping prevent Amazon deforestation

Most if not all deforestation is ultimately driven by our consumption, so avoiding products and companies responsible for deforestation is the logical first step.