Management consultants have now been, in effect, tasked with setting the future of the world's rainforests -- and they are facing accusations that they are using our money to draw up plans that will result in their more rapid destruction.
Ecuador's government says that if the rest of the world offers just half of what the oil beneath their rainforest is worth -- $3.5 billion -- they will keep the rainforest standing and alive and working for us all.
This Earth Day, Rainforest Action Network is asking Michelle Obama to help protect endangered Sumatran tigers by encouraging Girl Scouts USA to acknowledge its role in the fate of these magnificent animals.
I peer out the window of our Boeing 757 and see nothing but unyielding darkness. It's a strange dichotomy, considering we're about to land in a place teaming with more life than anywhere on the planet.
One of the problems with living in the Costa Rican rainforest is that is rains. The skies weep incessantly, rendering the rutted streets puddle-laden bogs, my house a receptacle for all things musty and moldy.
If we really want to make a difference while we travel, we need to make better, more informed choices. Real sustainable travel is about more than reusing towels, turning off lights and hotel recycling programs. These days, it has to be.