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Video Premiere: Westmoreland “The Sparrow”

When it comes to the music of John Westmoreland, founder of the band that bears his surname, there’s a lot more to what meets the eye or ears. He was born and raised in North Carolina, and with long locks and a patchy beard, he would not look too out of place on stage with Band of Horses or The Black Crowes. But yet, the singer/songwriter of Finnish heritage studied Jazz and Classical Composition at Berklee College of Music before becoming a founding member and lead guitarist for the West-Africa...
Tags: Music, America, Peru, North Carolina, David Lynch, Civil rights movement, Slim, Grant, Leonard Cohen, Popdose, Berklee College of Music, Westmoreland, Amazonia, Black Lodge, Band of Horses, John Westmoreland


Popdose Video Premiere: Westmoreland, “The Sparrow”

When it comes to the music of John Westmoreland, founder of the band that bears his surname, there’s a lot more to what meets the eye or ears. He was born and raised in North Carolina, and with long locks and a patchy beard, he would not look too out of place on stage with Band of Horses or The Black Crowes. But yet, the singer/songwriter of Finnish heritage studied Jazz and Classical Composition at Berklee College of Music before becoming a founding member and lead guitarist for the West-Africa...
Tags: Music, America, Peru, North Carolina, David Lynch, Civil rights movement, Slim, Grant, Leonard Cohen, Popdose, Video Premieres, Berklee College of Music, Westmoreland, Popdose Exclusives, Amazonia, Black Lodge


Amazonian soils mapped using indicator species

Understanding the ecology and distributions of species in Amazonia is hampered by lack of information about environmental conditions, such as soils. Plant occurrence data are typically more abundant than soil samples in poorly known areas, and researchers from Finland and Brazil have now developed a method that uses both plant and soil data to produce a map of soil properties.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Finland, Amazonia


Amazonia: the paradise of nature photographers

The best place in the world for nature photographers has to be Amazonia. Because of its sheer size and biodiversity, it accounts for half of the world’s tropical rainforest; it is a must for those that love to photograph nature. Whether you are a hobbyist, professional or happy snapper, you will find so many interesting […] The post Amazonia: the paradise of nature photographers appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Ecuador, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Amazonia, Amazonia Because


Human history through tree rings: Trees in Amazonia reveal pre-colonial human disturbance

The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is well known around the world today and has been an important part of human subsistence strategies in the Amazon forest from at least the Early Holocene. These trees can live for hundreds of years and are managed today by humans for their valuable, energy-filled nuts. Patterns in the establishment and growth of living Brazil nut trees in Central Amazonia reflect over 400 years of changes in human occupation, politics, and socioeconomic activities in th...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Brazil, Amazonia


Celebrate International Women's Day With These Beauty Deals

With a record number of women in Congress, women-owned businesses growing 2.5 times faster than the national average, and great minds like that of Melinda Gates working to achieve economic equality, it's clear women are not messing around when it comes to toppling the patriarchy (Beyoncé was right when she said we run this mutha...). And with all the ladies rising to the top, we’re getting closer and closer to closing the ridiculous pay gap that has women earning about 20% less, too.In short, t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Congress, John, Kylie Jenner, Melinda Gates, Amazonia, Ulta, TOCCA, Mazz Hanna, Amazonia Skincare Nightly Renewal, Mental Health America Philosophy, Beyoncé See, Mazz Hanna Beauty CITRINE


Pioneer Square Labs is invigorating Seattle’s startup ecosystem

Three miles from Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood — better known as Amazonia to locals — sits Pioneer Square. The original heart of the city, the area has managed to hold on to its decades-old charm as other parts of town are besieged by Amazon-contracted architects. On a mission to champion Seattle’s unique entrepreneurial DNA, startup studio Pioneer Square Labs has not only adopted the neighborhood’s moniker but established its fast-growing HQ at its center. Pioneer Square Labs, or P...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Washington, Tech, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Zillow, Russell Wilson, Pacific Northwest, Psl, Denton, Gilbert, McCann, Pioneer Square, Amazonia


Spaceflight signs up Brazil for Amazonia-1 satellite launch on Indian rocket in 2020

Seattle-based Spaceflight says it’s struck one of its biggest deals for a satellite launch with Brazil’s space research institute, focusing on putting the Amazonia-1 satellite into low Earth orbit in mid-2020. The contract was awarded on Tuesday during a ceremony in São José dos Campos, attended by Brazilian space officials as well as Melissa Wuerl, Spaceflight’s vice president of business development. Amazonia-1 is designed to make observations of Brazilian territory, with a special focus on th...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Brazil, Seattle, Campos, Amazonia, INPE, Melissa Wuerl Spaceflight, National Institute for Space Research, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais


Revealed by a multidisciplinary effort: History of maize domestication not what we thought

The domestication of maize, a process which began in what is now central Mexico nearly 9,000 years ago, was far more complex and nuanced than once previously thought, a new study finds. The results of an analysis of the ancient grain's genetic heritage reveals southwestern Amazonia as a secondary improvement center for early maize.
Tags: Science, Mexico, Amazonia


South America Travel – 10 Things to See on the Amazon River

Being one of the best known and most breathtaking nature’s wonders, the Amazon River attracts millions of visitors every year. So, if you are thinking about going on an adventure any time soon, you should definitely consider being one of them!    The best thing about the Amazon is that it offers lots of different experiences, depending on which type of a traveler you are. These different experiences are also suitable for just about all age groups, making it the perfect choice for a family vacat...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Sponsored, Unesco, Brazil, Amazon River, Amazonia, Tambopata Research Center, South America Travel, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Amazon River 1 Jungle Walk This, Pink River, Whichever Amazon, Manu Wildlife Center Heath River Wildlife Center


Amazon has announced its locations for HQ2, but a walk through Seattle made me think any city should be wary of hosting the tech giant

Amazon has announced that its second headquarters, HQ2, will be split between Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. Its outsized impact on its home city, Seattle, shows the danger of a city being too dependent on a single company, an issue New York and Arlington will face in the coming decades. During a visit to Seattle's 'Amazonia' neighborhood, it became apparent just how radically the company has changed the city, for both better and worse. After nearly a year of deliberation, Amazon...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Trends, Seattle, Arlington, Belltown, Queens New York, Arlington Virginia, Amazonia, Long Island City, South Lake Union, Crystal City, Dennis Green, Geekwire SF Gate CNBC, Department of Housing and Urban Development Many


6 Exciting Things to Do in Fuengirola, Spain – Europe Travel

Fuengirola is one of the best locations to visit when you are traveling to the Costa del Sol. It is diverse, has many great historic sights to see and is packed with entertainment options for all ages.    Since it is located a mere 30-minute drive from the airport it is no wonder that it is listed as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the south of Spain.    Fuengirola has lots of offer in terms of entertainment, there’s a zoo, a water park, many historical sites to visit, but it a...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Sponsored, Florida, Spain, Andalucia, Europe Travel, Mediterranean Sea, Costa del Sol, Amazonia, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Estepona, Fuengirola Spain, Spain Fuengirola, MiraMar Shopping Center


A furtive moth slurps up this sleeping bird's tears

Deep in the Amazon jungle, ecologist Leandro Moraes filmed a moth sucking the tears out of a sleeping antbird's eye.  The delicately-performed nighttime feeding is a rarely seen event, wrote Moraes in a report about the experience, entitled "Please, more tears: a case of a moth feeding on antbird tears in central Amazonia." The short clip depicts a moth carefully dipping its tubular mouth into the bird's closed eye. For a brief moment, the antbird opens its eye, but doesn't seem ...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazonia, Moraes, Leandro Moraes


The most recent round of Amazon criticisms reveals how the company has taken Walmart's spot as a symbol for everything wrong with American big business (AMZN, WMT)

Amazon's reputation is sliding among members of the general public, especially when it comes to issues of citizenship and its treatment of workers.  In a clear reference to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill called the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies (BEZOS) Act last week.  The bad press mirrors what Walmart went through years ago, before it endeavored to fix its reputation in the 2000s. If there was any doubt that Amazon is increasingly being...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Arizona, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Bezos, National Retail Federation, Amazon Amazon, Barnes Noble, Walmart Walmart


Tree species distributions in Amazonia modeled

Researchers have succeeded in producing distribution maps for a selection of important tropical tree species in Peruvian lowland Amazonia. This was achieved by using machine learning methods that combine satellite imagery and field data. The study shows that it is possible to model tree species distributions at a spatial resolution that is fine enough to facilitate the practical management of forest resources.
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Researchers model tree species distributions in Amazonia

Researchers from the Amazon Research Team of the University of Turku have succeeded in producing distribution maps for a selection of important tropical tree species in Peruvian lowland Amazonia. This was achieved by using machine learning methods that combine satellite imagery and field data. The study shows that it is possible to model tree species distributions at a spatial resolution that is fine enough to facilitate the practical management of forest resources.
Tags: Science, Amazonia, Amazon Research Team of the University of Turku


Archeological plant remains point to southwest Amazonia as crop domestication center

The remains of domesticated crop plants at an archaeological site in southwest Amazonia supports the idea that this was an important region in the early history of crop cultivation, according to a new study.
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Archeological plant remains point to southwest Amazonia as crop domestication center

The remains of domesticated crop plants at an archaeological site in southwest Amazonia supports the idea that this was an important region in the early history of crop cultivation, according to a study published July 25, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jennifer Watling from the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and colleagues.
Tags: PLOS ONE, Amazonia, University of Sao Paulo Brazil, Jennifer Watling, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology


Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos have beat out Walmart to become a symbol for everything wrong with American big business (AMZN)

Amazon has been bombarded by negative press, with calls for boycott flooding social media on Prime Day, the company's biggest shopping day of the year. Amid backlash over the treatment and pay of Amazon's workers, the company's CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos, became the richest man in modern history on Monday. As shopping increasingly shifts online, the biggest player in e-commerce is in a prime position to become the biggest villain in American capitalism. As Americans become increasingly reli...
Tags: Amazon, Washington, North Korea, Germany, US, Trends, Walmart, Spain, Washington Dc, Poland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Donald Trump, Breitbart News, Wall Street Journal, Vermont


Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos have beat out Walmart to become a symbol for everything wrong with American big business (AMZN)

Amazon has been bombarded by negative press, with calls for boycott flooding social media on Prime Day, the company's biggest shopping day of the year.  Amid backlash over the treatment and pay of Amazon's workers, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos became the richest man in modern history on Monday. As shopping increasingly shifts online, the biggest player in e-commerce is in a prime position to become the biggest villain in American capitalism.    As Americans become increasingly reliant on Amazo...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Germany, US, Trends, Walmart, Spain, Washington Dc, Poland, Jeff Bezos, Washington State, Seattle, Donald Trump, Burger King, Breitbart News, Wall Street Journal


New wasp species with a giant stinger discovered in Amazonia

Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland have discovered a new wasp species in the Amazon which has an exceptionally large stinger that surprised even the scientists. The new insect, which is found in the extremely diverse transitional zone between the Andes and the Amazonian lowland rainforest, uses its stinger both for laying eggs and injecting venom.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Andes, Amazonia, University of Turku Finland


Amazonia is the primary source of Neotropical biodiversity [Evolution]

The American tropics (the Neotropics) are the most species-rich realm on Earth, and for centuries, scientists have attempted to understand the origins and evolution of their biodiversity. It is now clear that different regions and taxonomic groups have responded differently to geological and climatic changes. However, we still lack a...
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Amazon is holding Seattle hostage over a tax plan — and it shows how dangerous it is for Seattle and HQ2 to let the tech giant determine their future

Amazon is pausing a major expansion to its operations in Seattle after the city proposed taxing large employers $500 per employee. Amazon's hardball stance points to the danger of a city being too dependent on a single company, an issue Seattle and whatever city wins HQ2 will face in the coming decades. During a recent visit to Seattle's 'Amazonia' neighborhood, it became apparent just how radically the company has changed the city, for both better and worse. Amazon is pausing a major expans...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Seattle, Belltown, Amazonia, South Lake Union, Geekwire SF Gate CNBC, New York Times Amazon, Drew Herdener, Department of Housing and Urban Development Many


WWF France Launches #StopMontagnedOr with French Footballer Ibrahim Cissé

To influence public opinion of gold mine project that threatens French Amazonia. WWF France is saying “STOP” to “Montagne d'Or”, an industrial gold mine project planned for construction in the French Amazonia. A new campaign will alert and mobilize public opinion on the project, which is currently the subject of public debate in Guyana. WWF France and We Are Social agency chose Ibrahim Cissé, the young French football player, to launch the #StopMontagnedOr campaign.Montagne d'Or is set to become...
Tags: France, Advertising, Psa, Wwf, Guyana, Samuel, Alexandra, Cisse, Amazonia, Montagne, Ibrahim Cissé, Gloria J, StopMontagnedOr, WWF France Launches, Amazonia WWF France, AmazoniaIn


'Lost' Amazonian tribes: why the West can't get over its obsession with El Dorado

A mythical Amazonia of lost tribes or lost cities is easy to challenge on a factual basis, but such objections appear rather feeble in the face of the power of cliché.
Tags: Science, El Dorado, Amazonia


Trump is determined to take down Amazon — and it could be terrible news for HQ2 (AMZN)

President Donald Trump is reportedly "obsessed" with taking down Amazon.  Amazon has recently faced criticism on topics including gun control, employees' working conditions, and its search for its second headquarters, HQ2. It's a reminder that not everyone living in HQ2 candidate cites will welcome the company with open arms. President Donald Trump is reportedly doubling down on his mission to take Amazon down.  Trump is "obsessed" with the e-commerce giant, a source told Axios. The preside...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, America, Trends, Post Office, United States, US Postal Service, Philadelphia, Jeff Bezos, North America, Seattle, Donald Trump, Breitbart News, Trump, Nra, Amazon Amazon


Ancient deforestation in the green heart of Africa [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]

The forested expanses of Central Africa host the second largest block of tropical rainforest on Earth (after Amazonia), stretching over around 2 × 106 km2. They are the great green heart of Africa, and changes in vegetation cover are likely to have important but poorly understood influences on the climate...
Tags: Africa, Earth, Central Africa, Amazonia, Planetary Sciences


Amazon is officially the new Walmart — only worse (AMZN)

Amazon is under fire after refusing to cut the NRA's TV show from its streaming service.  The e-commerce giant's behavior is under the microscope, as cities offer up millions of dollars in tax incentives as they compete over HQ2.  Walmart was once portrayed as the biggest villain in American capitalism. Now, Amazon is becoming the new symbol of everything that's wrong with big business. As Americans demand that companies take a stand on gun control, Walmart is stepping up — and Amazon is fal...
Tags: Amazon, Washington Post, US, Trends, Walmart, Seattle, Breitbart News, Trump, Nra, Amazonia, AMZN, Parkland Florida, Birkenstock, David Kahan, Basically Amazon, Knute Berger


Before-and-after Google Street View photos of 'Amazonia' reveal why Seattle residents are calling it 'Amageddon'

A decade ago this year, Amazon moved from Seattle's Beacon Hill to South Lake Union, a neighborhood that locals now call "Amazonia." City planners predicted that Amazon might have 6,000 employees in Seattle by the time it completed its campus. Today, the company dominates South Lake Union and much of the city, where it employs over 40,000 people and has over 37 offices. And its campus is still growing. Since Amazon arrived, South Lake Union has seen a 50% jump in the number of people working the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Seattle, Beacon Hill, Amazonia, South Lake Union, Since Amazon, Amazonia City, Seattle Times Today an Amazon


Before-and-after Google Street View photos of 'Amazonia' reveal how the tech giant transformed Seattle

A decade ago this year, Amazon moved from Seattle's Beacon Hill to South Lake Union, a neighborhood that locals now call "Amazonia." City planners predicted that Amazon might have 6,000 employees in Seattle by the time it completed its campus. Today, the company dominates South Lake Union and much of the city, where it employs over 40,000 people and has over 37 offices. And its campus is still growing. Since Amazon arrived, South Lake Union has seen a 50% jump in the number of people working the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Seattle, Beacon Hill, Amazonia, South Lake Union, Since Amazon, Amazonia City, Seattle Times Today an Amazon