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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 07.08.2015 | 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 07.07.2015 | 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 07.10.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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.

WATCH: Crazy Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

On my recent travels through the Peruvian Amazon, I came upon the craziest caterpillar that I have ever seen, and subsequently yelled at it for hours.

These Glow-In-The-Dark Critters Will Blow Your Mind

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.20.2015 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

If you're familiar with the 2009 science fiction film, "Avatar," you may have enjoyed the beautifully lush extraterrestrial glowing rainforest. But the other worldly glowing rainforest that I experienced was far closer to home, in the Peruvian Amazon of Tambopata this past March.

This Man Helped Save 55% of the Colombian Amazon Rainforest and He's Not Stopping -- Here's Why

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

As the sun started to wane on the horizon, he and his son, Francisco (Pacho) von Hildebrand, the new Executive Director of Gaia rolled out a giant map of South America on a table.

Food Power in the Unpromised Land of Brazil

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Land is the very heart of the agrarian culture of Brazil and the rest of the world. Agrarian reform, giving land to the landless, is by far the most vital ecological and social priority of the Earth's people.

World Wildlife Day: Why We Need Wild Animals

Paul Rosolie | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Paul Rosolie

In celebration of World Wildlife Day, let us remember that wild animals have made us who we are. They are essential to our foundation, to our very existence. Wild animals keep our world alive. Without them, there is no us.

How The World's Largest Hot Desert Fertilizes The Amazon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green

The world's largest hot desert fertilizes the world's largest rainforest. That's according to a study published Tuesday in "Geophysical Research Le...

'EARTH: A New Wild' (PBS) With Dr. M. Sanjayan Is the Most Spectacular Nature Series Ever Produced By National Geographic Television

LuxEco Living | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
LuxEco Living

Hosted by Dr. M. Sanjayan, a brilliant conservation scientist, National Geographic Television (in association with Passion Planet) has produced its most important cinematic legacy. EARTH: A New Wild is to be savored and watched countless times.

Can You Survive Five Days on the Amazon?

Michaela Wagner | Posted 03.29.2015 | Travel
Michaela Wagner

I picked up a book called '1000 places to visit before you die' today and discovered one of my recent trips had made the cut, specifically my excursion down the Amazon River.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

A Call To Keep The Oil In The Ground

Amazon Watch | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Amazon Watch

We preserve our cultural identity and we take care of the environment to ensure that future generations can peacefully and safely coexist with nature in the same way. But oil exploitation would inevitably mean an end to our life and culture as we know it.

Listening to People of the Amazon During COP 20: A Story of Land Rights

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Winnie Byanyima

I am here in Peru to push world leaders to act on climate change at the UNFCCC climate change negotiations but away from the diplomats and the conference centre, I went to listen to the people being directly affected by another area Oxfam works on, land rights.

'Eaten Alive' -- Bored to Death

Neal Wooten | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Neal Wooten

The Discovery Channel special, Eaten Alive, was hyped up quite a bit leading up to Sunday night's airing. It is not a show a snake lover would watch, but I felt very compelled to.

Toward Business Unusual: How Companies, Governments, and NGOs Are Taking on Deforestation

Forest Trends | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Illegal logging in Ecuador Imagine walking down the supermarket aisle and plucking tropical trees from the shelves. Next to the milk, you throw in ...

Amazon Deforestation May Be The Cause Of Brazil Drought

AP | BRAD BROOKS and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green

SAO PAULO (AP) — Vera Lucia de Oliveira looks to the sky, hoping for any sign of rain. For weeks, the taps in her home have run dry a...

Why Visiting a Rainforest Might Just Save the World

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

We know we should be trying to save the ancient ecosystems that support over half of all wildlife on earth. But how much do we actually understand this? How much do we fully grasp the magnitude of what will actually happen when the last of the forests vanish for good?

On Eve of Climate Talks in Lima, Assassinations of Indigenous Leaders Loom Large

Forest Trends | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Edwin Chota at a meeting discussing the practices of sustainable timber harvesting. Photo: Emory Richey Diana Rios Rengifo looked determined as she ...

Chevron Will Lose Ecuador Pollution Case on Both Law and Facts

Karen Hinton | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Prediction: Chevron will lose the historic Ecuador pollution case on both the law and the facts, despite what you may have read in articles by U.S. legal reporters about the 20-year plus lawsuit. In fact, you may think the Ecuadorians have lost already. They haven't.

Brazil Creates Amazon Rainforest Reserve Larger Than Delaware

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green

SAO PAULO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federa...