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Obama Administration Pushes Back Against Environmentalist Trade Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Wednesday released a report documenting its efforts to protect the environment through trade enforcement, th...

The 15 Most Beautiful Views in Costa Rica

Oyster | Posted 05.15.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We are still thinking about those gorgeous Costa Rican rainforest views and sunsets over the water. The small country in Central America is known for rampant wildlife, lush greenery and water and land activities that can make for a getaway that's either chill or active -- or both!

A Glimmer of Hope From Borneo

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I am blessed to have had this opportunity to see this amazing animal -- so much like us humans -- and one that needs our help for survival. And I am very proud to be a part of WCS, which has worked to protect orangutans since the 1960s when Dr. George Schaller started researching this species.

Caribbean Islands You Probably Haven't Been To

Culture-ist | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Culture-ist

Chances are that if you've been lucky enough to vacation in the Caribbean, you've probably hit up hot spots like Aruba, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels

Thrillist | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We found the world's 10 coolest big-boy hideouts that're hung high in the trees and cobbled together with more than leftover wood scraps from behind Dad's shed.

What Is the Purpose of Business?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Focusing on the bottom line as the ultimate priority has had an impact on raising unemployment, social crises, environmental challenges, health impacts, to name a few.

Peru: Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest

David Code | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
David Code

Exploring Peru is more like adventure-travel than it is relaxing-travel, but these few tips can save you a ton of money and aggravation: don't hike the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu in the late afternoon, and leave Peru's complex logistics to Kuoda Travel and Rainforest Expeditions.

Stephen Petronio Returns to the Joyce with 'Bloodlines'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.

Laying It All on the Zip Line in Costa Rica

Bethany Sales | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Bethany Sales

I'm dangling above a tree stand in Costa Rica about to zip line 500 feet above the lush forest floor at 40mph, one gloved hand on my karabiner and another on what I've been assured is a brake.

19 Reasons You'll Hate Costa Rica

Oyster | Posted 03.23.2015 | Travel
Oyster

The ocean views are really unimpressive. It's an awful spot for a romantic getaway and the sunsets are especially hideous. The wildlife is nothing special and you probably won't see anything cool.

What Do a Seed and a Website Have to Do With Stopping Climate Change?

Forest Trends | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Photo credit: The Maya Nut Institute Deep in the tropical rainforests of Latin America...

World Wildlife Day: Why We Need Wild Animals

Paul Rosolie | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green
Paul Rosolie

In celebration of World Wildlife Day, let us remember that wild animals have made us who we are. They are essential to our foundation, to our very existence. Wild animals keep our world alive. Without them, there is no us.

A Giant Dune With Champagne Pools, Wild Dogs and Great White Sharks - This is Fraser Island, Australia

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Back to civilization after our detour into the red desert of Uluru, we start again from Brisbane and take the road up north towards the Great Barrier Reef, where I always said I would not dive, but that my youngest wants to explore anxiously. We are now in Queensland.

Costa Rica Family Adventures

Findery | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Findery

Most travel stories of Costa Rica consist of young, adventurous backpackers excited to discover the natural beauty of the one of the world's most eco-friendly travel destinations. What is not often talked about is how much this Central American country has to offer outdoor-loving traveling families as well, and what an enriching experience it can be for little ones.

Australia's Northern Territory: The Adventurer's Dream

Black Tomato | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel
Black Tomato

Everything you'll ever need for an intrepid adventure lies within the realms of Australia's Northern Territory. Key elements that we all seek when we strive to challenge ourselves, strive to embark on a trip that has the power to change us, the Northern Territory has in abundance.

Watch This Sloth Save American Lives

Amanda Walkins | Posted 03.11.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Whether to Costa Rica or just a day to sleep in and relax at home, vacation days are provided to workers for a reason. Make time for yourself and you'll soon see the benefits.

Greed and Resistance in Sarawak's Rainforest

Peter Bosshard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The greed and corruption of a small clique are now turning Sarawak's rainforests into a monoculture of oil palms and hydropower reservoirs. Lukas Straumann documents the local politics, international complicity and desperate resistance in the struggle over one of the world's last paradises.

At the Heart of COP20: Loss and Damage

Bianca Jagger | Posted 02.13.2015 | 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.

Exclusive Interview With Envision Festival Founder, Stephen Brooks

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Being a part of the ever-growing permaculture network, Stephen is integrating the power of sustainability and herbal medicine with the magic of music festivals. Envision is the marriage of his life's loves and his love of life.

Amazon Deforestation May Be The Cause Of Brazil Drought

AP | BRAD BROOKS and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green

SAO PAULO (AP) — Vera Lucia de Oliveira looks to the sky, hoping for any sign of rain. For weeks, the taps in her home have run dry a...

The Forest That Fights Climate Change

Will Turner | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Will Turner

The opportunities to harness tropical forests as nature's climate change solution are essential and immediately available, but disappearing. We must act now.

On Filming Eaten Alive: In Search of the World's Largest Snake in the Amazonian Wild West

Paul Rosolie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Paul Rosolie

For a predator that can easily outweigh a grown man, we still know very little about the anaconda. How many of them are there? How are they adapting to the rapid changes in Amazonia today? How big are they getting? But before the snakes can be studied they must be found, and once they are found they must be restrained.

Why Visiting a Rainforest Might Just Save the World

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

We know we should be trying to save the ancient ecosystems that support over half of all wildlife on earth. But how much do we actually understand this? How much do we fully grasp the magnitude of what will actually happen when the last of the forests vanish for good?

Efforts to End Deforestation Brings Together Strange Bedfellows

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Palm oil is now used in nearly half of all foods on supermarket shelves, added to everything from breakfast cereals to margarine to potato chips. It is also an ingredient in shampoo, soaps, cosmetics, toothpaste, and laundry detergents, and is used as a feedstock for biofuels.

Brazil Creates Amazon Rainforest Reserve Larger Than Delaware

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green

SAO PAULO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federa...