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Amazon Rainforest

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

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 04.20.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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...

Keep the Oil in the Ground!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Our future is in peril and the changing climate is a key indicator. Scientists warn us that global warming is spiraling out of control which is why we need to see immediate action now. Preserving the Amazon basin is essential for humanity's survival.

Illegal Logging in Peru Takes a Deadly Turn

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 11.15.2014 | World
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

In a remote region near Peru's border with Brazil, a prominent activist, Edwin Chota, was shot and killed, along with three community leaders. Suspected in the killings were illegal loggers, who have long tried to extract tropical hardwoods in nearby forests.

How Chevron's Scientists Misled Courts and Public About Death and Disease in Ecuador

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Doubt Is Their Product, the book by Dr. David Michaels, describes in depressing detail how industries, their scientists, corporate lawyers and large PR firms have "shaped and skewed" science to create doubt about the dangers of chemicals and other toxins industries produce.

PHOTOS: Amazon Tribe Beats And Strips Illegal Loggers

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

The Ka'apor Indians, a tribe of indigenous Brazilians living in the northeast region of the country's expansive rainforest, have begun taking up arms ...

Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated

Forest Trends | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working. For a long time, experts have theorized that in...

'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration approves sonic cannons for offshore oil exploratio...

False Testimony Forced Chevron To 'Prep' Its Million-Dollar Witness For 50 Days In Ecuador Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Just when you thought the long-running and bitter Chevron/Ecuador legal battle could not get any more bizarre, it does.

Affordable Living in Great Amazon Rainforest Location

Greg Schwem | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The property market in Brazil appears to be heating up and, mark my words, I plan to dive in with the zeal of seasoned real estate pros like Donald Trump or that Barbara woman from Shark Tank.