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Amazon Rainforest

Mysterious 'Rings' Even Stranger Than Scientists Thought

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, a n...

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million f...

Jungle Book Your Hotel

trivago | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel

Retire in white canopy beds in the Daintree Rainforest of Australia, share a backyard with squirrel monkeys in Brazil, or treat yourself to a luxurious dip in an infinity pool nestled in tropical Balinese forests. Each of these properties promises a sensory celebration.

Hollywood Fails on Climate Change With 'Rio 2'

Forest Trends | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Forest Trends

I took my son to see Rio 2 this weekend. In the movie, a huge flock of bright blue macaws prevents loggers from knocking down the Amazonian rainforest...

Seeking Justice in Ecuador

Trudie Styler | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Trudie Styler

It is not my place, nor my expertise, to opine on the legal matters involved. I am nonetheless compelled, principally because of the suffering of humble, dignified people I have witnessed in Ecuador at the hands of an American company, to say that Chevron's legal and public relations tactics in this case constitute a grave injustice.

New Christie Attack Dog Attorney No Friend to Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Christie's links to high-powered attorneys may stir uncomfortable memories for those who have been on the receiving end of the corporate stick in Latin America.

Mystery Of Weird Rainforest 'Webs' Solved

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

About six months ago, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology first spotted a mysterious web unlike anything scientists had seen bef...

'I've Been Married Three Times... To The Same Man'

Annette Ramos | Posted 03.02.2014 | Weddings
Annette Ramos

"You're going to marry me," I blurted out. He asked why I thought so. "Because you are my destiny; there is no one else for you in this lifetime but me," I declared confidently.

Carolyn Buck Luce: For What Purpose?

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carolyn Buck Luce

I believe that the legacy of the generation of Gen Y women (and men) will be to finally answer the question, "For what purpose do we need more women in leadership?"

The Amazon Rain Forest Is Drying Out

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

From Becky Oskin, LiveScience staff writer: The Amazon rain forest's dry season lasts three weeks longer than it did 30 years ago, and the likel...

Tourists Are Everyday Ambassadors

Nathalie Cely | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nathalie Cely

When people travel, the kind of trust and goodwill is developed that can shape politics between nations.

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'S ...

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?

'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. ...

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.