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Keep the Oil in the Ground!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Our future is in peril and the changing climate is a key indicator. Scientists warn us that global warming is spiraling out of control which is why we need to see immediate action now. Preserving the Amazon basin is essential for humanity's survival.

Pepsico's 'Live For Now' Campaign Sending the Wrong Message

Robert Hii | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

The marketing types probably did not figure on the catchy phrase "Live for Now" as a likely target for environmental groups to latch on to, but latch on they did.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business

Burger King’s plan to merge with doughnut chain Tim Hortons in Canada may be a bad sign for Southeast Asia’s rainforests. Both companies have c...

'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration approves sonic cannons for offshore oil exploratio...

She Found Herself at Iguazu

Christine Hannon | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Christine Hannon

Today, she was a poet, for she lived many lives, today. She moved around the world and she remained still to watch the world move. She lived between the lines of the novel she carried.

Mysterious 'Rings' Even Stranger Than Scientists Thought

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, a ...

How Two 9 Year-Old Girls Saved the Rainforest of Costa Rica

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
The GypsyNesters

We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of 9-year-old girls. What? That's right, two kids with a big idea had a huge impact on the ecosystem of the region.

Jungle Book Your Hotel

trivago | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
trivago

Retire in white canopy beds in the Daintree Rainforest of Australia, share a backyard with squirrel monkeys in Brazil, or treat yourself to a luxurious dip in an infinity pool nestled in tropical Balinese forests. Each of these properties promises a sensory celebration.

Climate Change Superheroes: Divesting Coal in India, and Saving Forests

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The recent 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony had its share of celebrities that night. Robert Kennedy Jr. exuded a fiery eloquence worthy of his family's political forebears as he equated large scale environmental destruction to the large scale subversion of democracy.

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

How Meditation Practice Can Impact Deforestation

Jane Brunette | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Jane Brunette

Meditation practice is not something we do for ourselves. It is meant to enter our lives as a collective by building a container of awareness that all...

Bushmeat Hunting Risks Driving Big Animals to Extinction - But We Have a Solution

David Wilkie | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Since the term bushmeat was coined over 20 years ago, there has been growing concern that hunting wildlife for food in the tropics risks the loss of all large-bodied animals in the world's remaining tropical forests.

Boho Chic Jewelry Bridges Amazonian and Urban Jungles

Zoe Helene | Posted 06.02.2014 | Style
Zoe Helene

Through ORG by vio, Villacorta shares tools that allow women in indigenous communities to maintain their traditions while creating income and livelihoods.

NASCAR, the NBA, Rubber and the Rainforest

Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D.

As you watch the NBA playoffs this spring, impress your friends with this fact: the idea for those Nikes worn by LeBron James and Kevin Durant was actually born in the rainforests of the northeast Amazon.

Attempted Predation by Puma on Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica

Rob Pringle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Rob Pringle

A short stroll before dinner last Thursday yielded a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sighting -- along with the photos necessary to prove that it really happened.

This Man Made The Rainforest His Home

The Huffington Post | Alison Zaslav | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Meet the man who has stepped out of the modern world to live among the trees in Washington's Hoh Rainforest. Survivalist Mick Dodge joined HuffPost Li...

Honduras: When Conservation Goes Too Far

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Honduras is like the monkey who locked up the zookeeper. This little tropical realm has put away the constrained thinking that keeps others stuck in unproductive routines, and allowed its wildness to escape the margins.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

Island Life Reveals Relaxed Side of Malaysia

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Pangkor Laut seems to seduce everyone. When I depart, two girls are crying on the boat back to the mainland marina.

Mystery Of Weird Rainforest 'Webs' Solved

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

About six months ago, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology first spotted a mysterious web unlike anything scientists had seen b...

5 Active Workouts in Saint Lucia

Alison Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Alison Lewis

The island's rugged natural landscape, diverse eco-systems and crystal-blue waters offer a huge list of options for the adventurous travelers.

Empowering the Amazon's Ultimate Guardians: An Interview with Liliana Madrigal, Rainforest Conservationist

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Amazon Conservation Team

While Liliana Madrigal's deep fascination with the natural world came quickly and easily during travels in her native Costa Rica, the conservationist ...

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

Indonesian Forests Face Grave Threats

AP | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 24 about Indonesia's pulp and palm oil industries, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the country's top p...

Revolutionizing Education in the Colombian Rainforest

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg While top-of-the-line outdoor gear and insect repellents work well in the Northern California backcountry, they're next to worthless in the Colombian jungle.