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It Really Is Time to Choose

Charles Ferguson | Posted 11.30.2015 | 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 hol...

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 Uni...

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

The Advice Project | Posted 07.28.2015 | 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

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 07.13.2015 | Travel

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

Mist of the Earth: A Stunning Exhibition of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Region

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

It was during a visit to São Paulo that a budding acquaintance with Denise Milan was spawned. I was drawn to her work and a world of discovery that she presented to me through her stone constructs and the multilayered tableaus that resonated throughout her installations.

The Arctic Is Speaking Truths About Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

Robin Bronen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Robin Bronen

The Arctic is screaming. Can you hear her in the floods of Houston, the drought in California and the epic snowfall in Boston this past winter? Our collective failure to limit greenhouse gas emissions has pushed atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to levels not seen for millions of years.

Finding Hope for the Rainforests of Malaysia

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I joined the WCS Malaysia team on a trek recently through the rainforest of Endau-Rompin, a state park in the southern part of Johor on Peninsular Malaysia. To get to this remote rainforest, you drive many hours past acre after acre of oil palm, through a forest reserve, and then you are there.

Zach Carter

Obama Administration Pushes Back Against Environmentalist Trade Critics | 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

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

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

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 06.21.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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 05.31.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | Travel

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.