Behind Amazon's plan to restore four billion litres of water

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At the confluence of the Umatilla and Columbia rivers in eastern Oregon, water winds through the town of Umatilla's neighborhoods. An irrigation canal is fed by cleansed cooling water straight from a nearby AWS data centre. The water is used to grow the corn, soybeans, and wheat for which the region is famous / Credit: Amazon/Noah Berger
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At the confluence of the Umatilla and Columbia rivers in eastern Oregon, water winds through the town of Umatilla's neighborhoods. An irrigation canal is fed by cleansed cooling water straight from a nearby AWS data centre. The water is used to grow the corn, soybeans, and wheat for which the region is famous / Credit: Amazon/Noah Berger

Amazon is investing in 13 international water restoration projects in a quest to become 'water positive' by 2030

Amazon Web Services' latest water replenishment initiatives will return an estimated 1.5 billion litres of freshwater to basins in five countries annually, the company said last week. According to Will...

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