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"The river is our blood" - standing with the Munduruku in the heart of the Amazon

Bunny McDiarmid | Posted 07.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Bunny McDiarmid

There is nothing quite like flying over the Brazilian Amazon. The forest spreads out like an endless green carpet, crisscrossed by ribbons of water an...

Government Manipulation and Resource Extraction Threaten Indigenous People's Sacred Bond With Nature in Ecuador

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

By Todd A. Eisenstadt, American University QUITO, ECUADOR - True to primordialist stereotypes, Latin America's indigenous peoples are the best stewar...

A Clinton-Warren Ticket Means Double Trouble for The Donald

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

Yesterday, I attended a fund-raising event where Naomi Klein spoke about the importance of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, as government policy, o...

Dominica: The Best Hikes on the Nature Island of the Caribbean

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Till Bruckner

I recently had the pleasure of spending four months in the Commonwealth of Dominica, one of the most beautiful countries on earth. In between listenin...

South America's Leftist Implosion: Let the Debate Begin

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.27.2016 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America's so-called "Pink Tide." In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages and scarcity of basic goods.

The Most Beautiful Forests in the World

Thrillist | Posted 04.01.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Elspeth Velten Credit: Sam Strickler/Shutterstock Even if you're one of those people with an "Earth First (We'll log the other planets later)" ...

Deforestation, Disease and Biodiversity in Cameroon

Ravinder Sehgal | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Ravinder Sehgal

Every evening at dusk, the fireflies come out and display their green flashing light show. At night the turacos and occasional tree hyrax call with th...

California Entrepreneurs Help to Save Amazon Rainforest

Steve Chapple | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Steve Chapple

Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.

Canada Just Protected A Rainforest Twice The Size Of Belgium

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.11.2016 | World

Environmentalists are hailing the Canadian government's landmark deal to protect 85 percent of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia from logg...

Your Packaged Cookies Are Destroying Rainforests. But You Can Change That.

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business

Growing concern over the world's disappearing natural habitats isn't a distant problem, and there are easy ways consumers can take a stand. A new vide...

Starting Fresh

Yara Zgheib | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

A quiet afternoon, a darkening sky. A comfortable seat by a window. In the background, Das Liede von der Erde, by Gustav Mahler.

Rainforest: Up To Half The Global Warming Solution

Brett Byers | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Brett Byers

Governments and citizens of all countries must make the protection of the world's rainforest a top priority. It could get the world as far as halfway to a global warming solution over the crucial coming decades.

Visionary Environmentalist Doug Tompkins Passes Away

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Environmental activists in Chile and around the world mourn the passing of Doug Tompkins, who died in a kayak accident in his beloved Patagonia yesterday. The eminent entrepreneur and conservation pioneer was an inspiring visionary and had the rare gift to turn his vision into practice.

It Really Is Time to Choose

Charles Ferguson | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Charles Ferguson

The battle to stop climate change is entirely winnable. Only a very small number of people stand in the way. But they are very wealthy, powerful, corrupt people, and the hour is growing late. Do we let them win? It's #TimeToChoose.

Family Adventure Trips

Andrea Poe | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Kids love pools and beaches, of course. And there's nothing wrong with those two aquatic draws anchoring a family trip, but juicing up the family holi...

Now What: The World's Biggest Problems, Humanity's Most Creative Solutions

Ryan Duffy | Posted 10.21.2015 | Green
Ryan Duffy

Now What is a series I've wanted to do for a while now, mostly because I found myself asking that question at the end of a bunch of stories I've covered over the years. I honestly wanted to know what, if anything, could be done about a lot of these big, ongoing struggles -- with climate change, with homelessness, with food production, etc.

Ecuadorean Rainforest Communities Continue Their Long Fight Against Chevron

James North | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
James North

The good news from the Supreme Court of Canada is spreading quickly through the rainforest communities in eastern Ecuador, along the dirt roads and over the local radio stations.

Licking Frogs

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.23.2015 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

While I've never seen frog licking firsthand, nor plan to, it felt like a good idea for the comic.

Top Ten Adventures You Must Do in the Peruvian Amazon

Laura Grier | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

To get the most out of your rainforest experience, you have to either do a night walk, or a night boat ride with a guide and a spotlight to try to see the many nocturnal species of the Amazon.

Life on the Water or Life in the Trees? The Best Two Ways to Explore the Amazon River

Laura Grier | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

The Amazon to me has always been sort of a mythical, exotic place I had heard about first as a young child. I had always been told stories about the ...

The Joy of Unplugging: Turning Off Technology in the Amazon Jungle

Meg Lowman | Posted 09.11.2015 | Science
Meg Lowman

Disconnected from the electronic devices that tend to eat up so much of our time and energy back home, our team of 28 citizen scientist volunteers reconnected with nature while in the Amazon--experiencing the various sights, sounds, textures, smells, and flavors of the forest and rivers and incredibly delicious local food with a newfound awareness and appreciation.

Scientists Confirm That Some Spiders Can Pretty Much BASE Jump

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science

Your worst nightmare has come true: Spiders are falling from the sky. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Loui...

Welcome to the Jungle: Teens Meet in Peru to Learn About Gender and Conservation

The Advice Project | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
The Advice Project

Waking up at the crack of dawn with a group of twelve teens and women isn't an easy task, but we had a flight to catch from Lima to Puerto Maldonado, so it couldn't be helped.

The 10 Prettiest Open-Air Hotel Rooms In The World

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Oyster

It can be particularly nice to find a hotel where open-air rooms benefit from the breeze as well so you can enjoy it around the clock. Numerous hotels have rooms with an al fresco leaning, but here are the 10 prettiest we've ever seen.

Rainforest Hiking: The Top 4 Basecamps in San Juan

Hipmunk | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
Hipmunk

San Juan, Puerto Rico, has something for everyone: beaches, historic cities, and a vibrant nightlife.