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Can't See the Forest for the Trees: The Climate Bomb

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Later this month in Stockholm The United Nations panel on climate change will release its long awaited report replete with predictions on our climate....

Bad News For The Amazon Rainforest

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Preliminary data released Tuesday by Brazil's space agency suggests Amazon defores...

Five Must Do Adventures in Latin America (PHOTOS)

Minh Chau | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

Forget about sitting on a beach chair somewhere in the tropics. Bring out the adventurer in you and experience Latin America in a way that few other travelers do. Here are five ways to explore Latin America that will leave you wondering why you've waited so long.

'Green News Report' - June 13, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Trouble In Paradise: The Amazon and the Huaorani

Serena Piper | Posted 08.06.2013 | College
Serena Piper

There's a part of the world in immediate danger. It's a part of the world not often talked about, and unless you're dreaming of traveling there for vacation on some adventurous escape, it probably doesn't come up in day-to-day conversation.

As Belo Monte Dam Project Speeds Up, Indigenous Tribe Feels Pain

Nina Wegner | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Nina Wegner

For over 20 years, the indigenous tribes of the Brazilian Amazon have protested the world's third-largest dam, the Belo Monte. Today, the Belo Monte is reaching peak construction.

Indigenous Demand Meeting with Brazilian President Over Dams

Nina Wegner | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Nina Wegner

Armed with bows, arrows, and heavy wooden clubs, roughly a dozen indigenous men of the Munduruku tribe take shifts guarding the entrance to the construction site of the world's third-largest dam, the Belo Monte.

Deadly Sins in the Brazilian Amazon

Bianca Jagger | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Bianca Jagger

The trampling of indigenous rights, military force used against protesters, impunity, megadams and environmental destruction. Is Brazil returning to the bad old days?

Deaths Reported In Ecuador Jungle Attack

AP | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

QUITO, Ecuador -- The director of a foundation that works in Ecuador's rainforest says Amazon tribesmen apparently carried out a revenge attack and ki...

'Discoverers on an Old Sphere'

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

One of the hardest parts of preparing an article, and I think most writers will agree with me here, is getting the beginning just right. What's the right "point of entry" to the subject being discussed? What aspect of it should you address first?

Republican Environmentalism

Kátia Abreu | Posted 03.24.2013 | World
Kátia Abreu

The term sustainability is fashionable and good marketing, but it has no concrete reference in our mental universe. It is a created word to which meaning has been assigned. Is the meaning valid?

PHOTOS: This Is NOT A Spider

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.19.2012 | Science

Looking for another reason to fear spiders? Scientists in South America believe they've discovered a spider capable of building even bigger spiders. ...

Shocking Amount Of Deforestation Reported In Amazon After 2000

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green

SAO PAULO — Deforestation in the Amazon destroyed an area almost as big as the United Kingdom between 2000 and 2010, environmental watchdog agen...

Amazon Deforestation Hits Record Low

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has dropped to its lowest level in 24 years, the government said Tuesday. ...

Peru's New Gas Plans Spark Fears for 'Isolated Peoples' in the Amazon

David Hill | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
David Hill

Plans by Peru's government and a consortium led by Argentinian company Pluspetrol to expand gas operations in the Camisea region in the Peruvian Amazon have sparked fears they will endanger the 'physical and cultural survival' of indigenous peoples living in 'voluntary isolation.'

PHOTOS: 11 South American Adventures

Viator | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel

Whether you're looking to dive with sharks, bike precarious paths overlooking steep cliffs, venture deep into the world's largest jungle or trek for days on end through unworldly terrain, this continent has you covered.

PHOTOS: Trudging Up The Amazon

Ed Stafford | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel
Ed Stafford

I had begun to see animals in the forest as the locals did. Rather than watching exotic beasts that needed to be preserved, I saw food.

The Disappearing Amazon

Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

MISSING THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: NASA reveals 37 years of Amazon deforestation by juxtaposing satellite photos of western Brazil taken in 1975 and ...

Amazon Species Face Heavy 'Extinction Debt'

Posted 07.12.2012 | Green

By Joseph Castro, LiveScience Contributor: When species lose their natural habitat to deforestation and other causes, they don't immediately disapp...

The Belo Monte Dam: An Environmental Crime

Bianca Jagger | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

Three thousand kilometres north of the Rio +20 summit, and unbeknownst to most of its participants, the Brazilian government is carrying out an objectionable project: a series of dams in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian President Vetoes Parts Of Controversial Rainforest Law

AP | By BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used a line-item veto Friday to send back parts of a congressional bill that loosened the nation's ben...

Lee Speigel

Young Dinosaur Hunter Secures Funds To Begin Search For Giant Reptiles | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.18.2012 | Weird News

Stephen McCullah needed to raise $26,700 by May 11 in order to secure enough funds through to, well, kickstart his expedition to the R...

Clean Water in the Amazon!

Mitch Anderson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Mitch Anderson

Chevron is guilty of massive environmental crimes in the Amazon, but has chosen to spend millions on lobbyists, lawyers and PR firms instead of paying for a clean up of its mess.

Oil Company's Plans for 'Uncontacted' Tribe's Land

David Hill | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
David Hill

On March 17, the Peruvian newspaper La Region published an article about an Anglo-French oil company, Perenco, and its plans to pump oil in an area kn...

Is This Google Street View's Most Exotic Location Yet?

Posted 03.23.2012 | Technology

Google has already expanded its Street View service to give the Internet awesome views of Stone Henge, Antartica, and ancient Japanese caves. Now, on ...