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French Tourist Mutilated, Burned Alive By Madagascar Mob

Evening Standard, London | Peter Allen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

A mild mannered father-of-one screamed ‘I am innocent!’ seconds before being burnt alive by a rampaging mob on an idyllic holiday beach, it emerge...

100 Whales Killed By Controversial Oil Mapping Technique

Agence France Presse | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

A noisy technology that blasts sounds below water to map the ocean for oil is being blamed for 100 melon headed whale deaths off Madagascar, experts s...

ExxonMobil Oil and Gas Exploration Is Root Cause of Whale Deaths in Madagascar

Jackie Savitz | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Jackie Savitz

This new science, combined with today's report on the whales killed by seismic technology in Madagascar, should be reason enough to at least put this proposal on hold, if not stop it in its tracks.

Zap the Fear

Kevin Richberg | Posted 10.20.2013 | TED Weekends
Kevin Richberg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMalaria is the modern traveler's bogeyman, the creature lurking outside your room, waiting for you to fall asleep, intent on "getting you!" There are very few fears I hear more from tentative travelers than: "but what about malaria?"

U.S. Embassies In 4 African Countries Also Closed

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 10.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days...

Let Us End Fistula in Our Lifetime

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Imagine living with a condition which forced you to change your wet, soiled clothes every few hours or which led to your family abandoning you or being shunned by your community. This is the reality of life for over two million women and girls suffering from obstetric fistula.

WaXed Episode 7 -- Greg Long

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 07.13.2013 | San Francisco
Cyrus Saatsaz

This week's episode features an exclusive interview with the greatest big wave surfer on the planet Greg Long.

Odd New Dinosaur Identified On Indian Ocean Island

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

Think scientists have discovered all the dinosaurs there are to find? Think again. Paleontologists who unearthed seven vertebrae and a few rib fra...

Animal Adventurer Bucket List Hotel Guide (PHOTOS)

Kensington Tours | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

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Locust Plague Invades Madagascar

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

Madagascar needs over $41 million (32 million euros) to battle a locust plague as swarms of insects blot out the sky in the south of the island nation...

The World's Only Pirate Cemetery?

Kip Patrick | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Cyclones and centuries have worn away many of the well-aged engravings on the stone markers.

Freedom in the World 2013: Winners and Losers

Freedom House | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Arch Puddington and Jennifer Dunham *Arch Puddington is vice president for research at Freedom House, and Jennifer Dunham is the research a...

Travel Trends Coming In 2013

Kensington Tours | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Asian safaris, river cruises and much more.

Living With Lemurs

Janice Harper | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

Next time you think about the tragedy of the lemurs, look to your own patterns of consumption that lay waste to our globe. Not a one of us is off the hook on this one.

25 Primate Species Reportedly On The Brink Of Extinction

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 12.14.2012 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them ...

PHOTOS: Madagascar's Real Animal Stars

Kensington Tours | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

So unique that ecologists refer to it as the 8th continent, this isolated wonderland has yet to become the destination it should be.

A Lemur Crisis in Madagascar

Dr. Patricia Wright | Posted 09.17.2012 | Science
Dr. Patricia Wright

Since a political coup in 2009, laws are not being enforced and illegal logging, fires to turn forests into charcoal and hunting of lemurs is rampant throughout much of Madagascar.

Madagascar's Lemurs: Thriving in Theaters, Disappearing in the Wild

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

In addition to political problems continuing to grow during the past three years, a recent upsurge in bushmeat hunting has impacted lemurs, tortoises and other species.

Ron Dicker

FTC Complaint Targets Claritin Film Tie-In

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Health-advocacy groups filed a joint complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, aiming to stop pharma giant Merck from using "Madagasca...

Good News For 'Prometheus'

Posted 06.09.2012 | Entertainment

Americans love their aliens. "Prometheus" opened to $21.4 million on Friday, June 8, according to The Wrap. The prequel of sorts to the much-loved ...

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

Posted 06.28.2012 | Entertainment

Hoards of "Twilight" fans will be lining up outside select theaters this weekend to watch Robert Pattinson sleep with Hollywood's finest leading ladie...

Five Natural Sites Where Humans Threaten Biodiversity (PHOTOS)

Laura DiMugno | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

Sadly, 35 of 200+ sites designated as natural World Heritage properties are considered in danger and face threats such as pollution, human armed conflict, poaching, uncontrolled urbanization, and unchecked tourism and development.

PHOTOS: 10 Volunteer Vacations For Adventurers

AFAR | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
AFAR

From helping rebuild earthquake-damaged communities to working on Meerkat-conservation efforts, volunteer vacation opportunities abound.

Micro Chameleons Are Cute -- and Threatened: Want to Help Them?

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
Mary Ellen Harte

I get frustrated watching nature shows or reading about fascinating habitats that I know are becoming increasingly threatened, with no mention about how threatened they are, and much less (and more importantly) how we can help personally.

All That Glitters Ends Up on the Curb: Lessons From Zero Waste Families

Janice Harper | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

I once lived in a rainforest in Madagascar. When I asked where to dump the garbage, my new neighbors looked at each other with those faces that say, "Is she for real? What's a garbage?"