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Seven Destinations for an Exceptional Easter Family Trip

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.30.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With Spring approaching, it's time to plan that Easter break. Each of these seven destinations make the ideal family holiday.

The Heat Is On: Via Campesina and Allies Challenge Climate Capitalism

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Salena Tramel

A new report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indisputably confirms what many scientists had predicted: 2014 is officially the hottest year on record.

The Most Romantic Places to Spend Valentine's Day

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

In this idyllic archipelago in the Indian Ocean, stay on an exclusive private island, such as Desroches or Denis, for an unrivalled island escape.

Daily Meditation: Heritage

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.22.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Woman Who Escaped Her Sex Trafficking Captors Becomes Advocate For Victims

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact

After Jhinna Pinchi escaped her sex traffickers in 2009, she braved her way through death threats and triumphed over legal red tape repeatedly in an e...

Political Risk in Countries Around the World in First Quarter 2015

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Global issues like terrorism, the economy, climate change and Middle East turmoil will sadly burden us this quarter and all year. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell.

7 Places To Go Offline In 2015

Fathom | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel

Make it a low-fi, analog, or tech-free vacation in these far-off places.

Will Chevron Ever Do the Right Thing

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

The Pastaza and Kawapi Rivers in Ecuador come together near the border of Peru. At their confluence fresh water pink dolphins rise to the surface and nod their heads. Nearby toucans and parrots land. These animals and many more are a part of the ecosystem that is as pure and unadulterated as any in the world.

Top 15 International Destinations for 2015

Peggy Goldman | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

Every New Year's resolution involves three key ingredients -- the commitment to better one's self, the passion to try something new, and the inevitable promise to venture beyond one's comfort zone -- and no one act accomplishes those goals more than international travel.

Cooking on the Amazon River With Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 12.25.2014 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

We spent five days learning about the cuisine of this area through the cooking of chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. Aboard the Aqua Amazon is where he can get creative with Amazonian ingredients like camu camu berries, wild cashews and a very interesting nut.

How Some Peruvians Celebrate Christmas

Posted 12.29.2014 | World

BY LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY Christmas should be a time for peace and joy, but, as we all know, “quality time” with family and friends can drive...

Latin America Must Continue Its Leadership Past COP-20

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

Central and South American countries stand at a key crossroads; as environmentally and economically vulnerable countries, they have much to lose in the face of devastating climate change.

COP20: Rounding the Turn on the Road to Paris

Carl Pope | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

A new and genuine, if inadequate, global climate architecture has been teed up for next year in Paris. But whether Paris serves as the foundation for steadily more ambitious climate progress or is the marker of the reality that that world will not break the back of fossil-fuel dominance is going to be determined by how the world community reacts to five new realities.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

At the Heart of COP20: Loss and Damage

Bianca Jagger | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Bianca Jagger

Over the past thirteen days world leaders and representatives from 195 countries, members of the business community, academics, NGOs, indigenous and grassroots organisations, a total of over 12,000 international visitors have descended on Lima.

Greenpeace Offends Peru With Nazca Lines Stunt

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

Greenpeace is apologizing to the people of Peru after pulling a stunt at the site of the sacred Nazca lines. Government officials claim the action dam...

John Kerry Calls on All Nations to Act Responsibly at UN Climate Conference in Lima, Peru

Keith Peterman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Kerry stated, "If we fail, future generations will not and should not forgive those of us here today. It will be an historic moral failure."

People's Climate March in Lima Unites Citizen Voices of the Americas

Keith Peterman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Governments and their negotiators gathered in Lima for the UN climate conference (COP 20) must produce a meaningful agreement that will save our planet from the devastating effects of climate disruption.

Searching for Stress Relief

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Now today I am healthier than I have ever been. I will not lie to you and say every day is perfect, but I have learned how to make each and every day be the best it can be. I have a daily routine that keeps me centered to weather any storm.

Ban Ki-Moon's Provides Cautious Optimism for a Positive Outcome at UN Climate Conference

Keith Peterman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Ban opened the session with apologies for canceling his briefing scheduled for an earlier time slot this morning. For a world leader who has extraordinary responsibilities, he exudes a genuine, gentle personality. His intellect and temperament likely serve him well in the negotiating room.

Listening to People of the Amazon During COP 20: A Story of Land Rights

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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.

On Gender Day, Peru Steps Forward as the First South American Country to Develop a Climate Change Gender Action Plan

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

A total score of 26/73 places Peru in the Moderate Performers Group, however these findings demonstrate an important opportunity to strengthen and substantiate progress on gender-responsive environment and climate policy and implementation.

The Widows of Saweto

The Verb | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
The Verb

A small delegation of Indigenous women have picked up the flag in place of their late husbands in the fight against illegal loggers encroaching on the their land for timber. They are the new lobbyists to the Peruvian government for land rights.

New Obama State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist

Steve Horn | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the State Department's top international energy diplomat.

The Power Of Women In The Face Of Climate Change

Ariana Childs Graham | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Ariana Childs Graham

Sustainable development, climate change, population, and reproductive health are interconnected and the solutions must match this complexity. A successful climate action plan must include a strong commitment to women's empowerment and reproductive health as one of the pillars to address the great climate change and environmental challenges of our generation.