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Greenpeace Blasts ‘Dirty’ Amazon Web Services



It may have been a banner day for Amazon on Wednesday with the unveiling of its Fire TV set-top box, but Greenpeace would like to draw your attention to a less visible side of the Jeff Bezos empire.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the largest cloud computing platforms in the world; it lends its vast server farms to Pinterest, Yelp and Flipboard, not to mention hundreds of Silicon Valley startups. According to Greenpeace’s report “Clicking Clean” [PDF], released Wednesday, AWS also has one of the largest, dirtiest carbon footprints anywhere in the Internet’s infrastructure.

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