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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 03.13.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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...

Forests Need Laws, Not Loopholes

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

We need strong laws to protect forests and people. We also need better enforcement of existing laws. While we are celebrating new announcements on paper this week, forests and forest peoples are facing imminent threats that must be averted if we want to live up to the New York Declaration.

Keep the Oil in the Ground!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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 10.29.2014 | 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 09.28.2014 | 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.