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The Hidden Consequences of Food Waste

Annie Leonard | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Annie Leonard

Solving our waste problem requires we look at the whole system, not just our own contribution to it. Sometimes that feels big and daunting, but it also offers many more opportunities to bring about positive changes.

These Photos of Reptiles and Amphibians Will Transport You to Another World

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

During our travels through Ecuador, we encountered an incredible diversity of frogs, snakes, lizards and salamanders.

Chevron's Garbage Fire Sale

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Chevron sending up massive flares in Richmond is not the only sign things are getting hot for the oil giant on the run from a $11 billion verdict.

WATCH: This Is How Butterflies Create Their Brilliant Color

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

Here's the science behind their beauty.

Amazon Cuisine Can Spark a New "Rainforest to Table" Movement

Forest Trends | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

Chefs and other creative thinkers are planting the seeds of a "Rainforest to Table" movement that combines food production and forest protection - saving the Amazon's forests and nourishing its people.

The Most Beautiful Forests in the World

Thrillist | Posted 04.01.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Elspeth Velten Credit: Sam Strickler/Shutterstock Even if you're one of those people with an "Earth First (We'll log the other planets later)" ...

Brown Agenda Cuts Lead from Poor Kids

Ben Barber | Posted 03.03.2016 | World
Ben Barber

When I heard about lead poisoning of kids in Flint, Michigan a few weeks ago, I immediately recalled the expedition I joined a year earlier to childre...

Yes, We Have Sloths, But No Pink Dolphins: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 8

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Now endemic only to Central and South America, sloths once roamed much further afield throughout the Americas, and some extinct species reached the size of an elephant.

Starting Fresh

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

A quiet afternoon, a darkening sky. A comfortable seat by a window. In the background, Das Liede von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler.

An "Uber Ambitious" New Vision for Saving the Amazon

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
Regina Varolli

The vision came from the tribal healers themselves, as RUNA CEO Tyler Gage explained, "They came to us and said 'We're disappearing, and our knowledge...

Rainforest: Up To Half The Global Warming Solution

Brett Byers | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Brett Byers

Governments and citizens of all countries must make the protection of the world's rainforest a top priority. It could get the world as far as halfway to a global warming solution over the crucial coming decades.

Pushing Back Against an Amazon Gold Rush: Maps Lead the Way

Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D.

Each year, of course, brings new issues and priorities, but I have noticed that a particular problem is increasingly weighing on the minds of the Trio Indians of Kwamalasamutu village: some men are being seduced by the opportunity for pay in distant gold mining ventures, leaving the village for long periods of time and occasionally not returning at all.

This Is What It's Like to Make a Discovery in the Amazon Rainforest

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 12.04.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

"Huh, that's weird," I muttered as I trudged through a muddy trail in the Amazon rainforest. Even though the sun was setting, the heat was still sweltering and sweat dripped into my eyes as I stared at something I had never before seen -- a tree covered with bizarre yellow outgrowths.

Why Sustainable Palm Oil Is Possible

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Palm oil is everywhere -- it's in our food, cosmetics and even our soaps and detergents. But growing demand for this common ingredient is putting tropical rainforests -- and our global climate -- at risk.

Why We Should All Care About The Amazon's Disappearing Tribes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

Before Mark Plotkin became a successful Amazonian ethnobotanist and rainforest conservationist, he was a 19-year-old college dropout working the night...

Top Ten Adventures You Must Do in the Peruvian Amazon

Laura Grier | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

To get the most out of your rainforest experience, you have to either do a night walk, or a night boat ride with a guide and a spotlight to try to see the many nocturnal species of the Amazon.

Life on the Water or Life in the Trees? The Best Two Ways to Explore the Amazon River

Laura Grier | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

The Amazon to me has always been sort of a mythical, exotic place I had heard about first as a young child. I had always been told stories about the ...

We Were Born of the Land Lent to Us By Our Future Generations

Amazon Watch | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Amazon Watch

As human beings we have a right to freedom of choice. Under this government, we have lost even the right to express our opinions without running the risk of being put in jail. We are living under a regime that terrorizes the population so it can maintain power.

Welcome to the Jungle: Teens Meet in Peru to Learn About Gender and Conservation

The Advice Project | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
The Advice Project

Waking up at the crack of dawn with a group of twelve teens and women isn't an easy task, but we had a flight to catch from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, so it couldn't be helped.

WATCH: Meet a Rare Monkey-Eating Eagle

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

Timing is everything in the Amazon rainforest. So when wildlife photographer Jeff and I heard that there was a harpy eagle nest near the Refugio Amazonas jungle lodge, we knew that we had a narrow window of opportunity to see these rare birds caring for their young.

Seedlings and Children: Taking Care of Our Common Future

Forest Trends | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

A group of Surui men tromp through the forests, carrying heavy loads. Yet they are not loggers with a mission to clear-cut the trees and ship them to be made into expensive furniture. Rather, these indigenous people carry machetes and seedlings.

Mist of the Earth: A Stunning Exhibition of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Region

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

It was during a visit to São Paulo that a budding acquaintance with Denise Milan was spawned. I was drawn to her work and a world of discovery that she presented to me through her stone constructs and the multilayered tableaus that resonated throughout her installations.

How Indigenous People Are Exploring Many Shades Of REDD

Forest Trends | Posted 06.05.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

REDD could, in theory, help them address their needs and keep illegal logging at bay, but to earn REDD offsets, they'll have to prove two things.

The Director Telling One Amazonian Tribe's Story of Survival

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Being with the Bameno people made Cedric realize how fast the modern world enters these communities as soon as electricity arrives, as electricity is soon followed by the arrival of TV.

Chevron's "Ghostwriting" Charge Unraveling in Ecuador Pollution Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Karen Hinton

Chevron's "ghostwriting" charge against Ecuadorian villagers and their attorneys, who together have held the oil giant accountable for toxic dumping in the Amazon rainforest, is unraveling.