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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.

The 10 Most Important Water Stories in 2014

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

California's multi-year drought grew dire enough in 2014 to prompt Governor Jerry Brown to declare a drought emergency in January. By the end of the year, California had experienced the driest and hottest 36 months in its 119-year instrumental record.

The 8 Richest Amateur Endurance Races on the Planet

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those athletes who are not pro, but wouldn't turn down a green backs for racing well, here are eight of the richest endurance races that can still be won by a non-card carrying pro athlete!

Happy Independence Day! 9 Awesome Things About Peru

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.28.2013 | Latino Voices

Happy Independence Day, Peru! The mystique that surrounds Peru is often found in tales of ancient empires and lost civilizations, but the beauty of...

4 Great Travel Adventures In Latin America

VOXXI | Susana G. Baumann | Posted 06.26.2013 | Latino Voices

Have you gone snorkeling in the reefs, biking in the mountains or kayaking in a bay or river? Maybe hiked around historic sites or experienced a c...

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

PHOTOS: Amazing And Luxurious Private Safaris

Departures Magazine | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Departures Magazine

High-profile travelers including Bono, Richard Branson, Michael Jackson and Princess Diana have entrusted Civair with their vacation plans.

PHOTOS: Biodiversity

Priyanka Rao | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Priyanka Rao

I've been waiting to encounter the famed biodiversity of the Amazon. I have pictures of a yellow-green butterfly and the green frogs that hopped inside when it rained too hard for too long.

Brazil Scientists Find Signs Of Underground River

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO — A huge underground river appears to be flowing thousands of feet beneath the Amazon River, Brazilian scientists said Thursday. Vali...

The Wrath of Global Warming

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

There is no debate about human-induced global warming. Global warming is a citizen's issue therefore we all are required to lend a helping hand -- the time is now.

Amazon Once Held As Many As 20 Million People, Scientists Believe

Washington Post | Juan Forero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Archaeologists, many of them Americans, say the opposite is true: This patch of forest, and many others across the Amazon, was instead home to an adva...

Google Earth Animation of Brazil's Disastrous Dam Accompanies "Avatar" Re-Release

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government wants to build a massive, nasty dam called Belo Monte. The hydropower plant has long been at t...

Lands: A Poetic Film About a Mysterious Place

Linda Hassler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

Lands is a weird, wild and wonderful film that took me by surprise. Brazilian director Maya Da-Rin gave me a trip to a strange and interesting land.

British Man Becomes First To Walk Along Entire Amazon River

AP | FILIPE ALMEIDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MARAPANIM, Brazil — He fought tropical disease and deadly snakes, was held captive at one point and collapsed just short of his goal. Still, Ed...

Amazon Dam Project: Nine Companies Win Bid For Controversial Hydroelectric Dam

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRASILIA, Brazil — A consortium of nine companies has won the rights to build one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams, Brazilian authoriti...

A Land Without Men for Men Without Land: Travels Through the Amazon

Doug Gunzelmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Doug Gunzelmann

I successfully crossed the entire continent with nearly 2,000 miles on unpaved tracks through the world's greatest jungle. But I left the Amazon with more questions than answers as is often the case when one becomes so embedded in something.