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Your Packaged Cookies Are Destroying Rainforests. But You Can Change That.

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business

Growing concern over the world's disappearing natural habitats isn't a distant problem, and there are easy ways consumers can take a stand. A new vide...

Monkey Business Around the World: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Monkeys are the most widely scattered primates around the world after humans, and they never cease to delight with their antics - as opposed to humans.

Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section III -- Orangutans: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Once Orangutans roamed over much of Asia. Now you'll only find these fantastic red-haired creatures in Sumatra and Borneo.

This Has Got To Be The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel

To find the ultimate tropical escape, follow in the footsteps of a surfer. They'll lead you to Tahiti, Bali, and Hawaii, of course, and under-the-rada...

Last Sumatran Rhino In The U.S. Travels 10,000 Miles -- To Mate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

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What Will it Take to Move Us to Action?

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Kathleen Siddell

We live in a world where most people act after its too late. We look at the mental health of a teenager compelled to shoot kindergarteners after the tragedy. We vow to help a country struggling with disease after millions have died and the disease spreads closer to home.

Palm Oil Is In Everything -- And It's Destroying Southeast Asia's Forests

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

It was late evening. The skies were dark and dogs were howling. Into the BOS Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center on the island of Borneo rushed a r...

Why 'Laudato Si' Should be on the Reading List of Every CEO

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Upon reading the much anticipated Papal Encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si', I found myself immediately looking for ways to get it into the hands of the CEOs I know. As I see it, the Pope's messages for business leaders are as follows.

Thousands Of Indonesians Refuse To Leave Volatile Volcano's Danger Zone

AP | By BINSAR BAKKARA and NINIEK KARMINI | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

TANAH KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of villagers are refusing to leave their homes on the slopes of one of Indonesia's most volatile volcanoes de...

Fiery Photos Of Indonesia's Volatile Mount Sinabung Volcano

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano spewed hot ash down its slopes this weekend, releasing columns of ash that reached as high as 1.2 miles into the ai...

Crushed Beans: Aromas of Heaven

Thei Zervaki | Posted 06.20.2015 | Taste
Thei Zervaki

Inspired by the conversation, I am convinced that tobruk will be my next cup of Java.

Six Hot, Hot Tips for Traveling This Summer

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I've distilled lessons on how to stay cool and calm and untroubled while traveling this summer.

Going Up in Smoke: Why You Should Care About Indonesia's Fires

David Fogarty | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
David Fogarty

While the fires in Indonesia might seem far away for many people, they are everyone's problem. Many of the blazes are on deep peat lands, producing huge plumes of smoke and large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are stoking climate change.

Litter from Indonesia -- Rubble in Paradise: Cleaning Up the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Garbage breeds everywhere -- old sneakers, crushed beer cans, plastic bottles, broken glass and plastic household items defile the ought-to-be pristine shores.

Pointers, Please, for Spotting Wild Life: Mr. Magoo on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Serendipity does sometimes smile upon me, and it did a few months ago when I was on a tossing, rolling tin motorboat on the roiling South Pacific off the Austral island of Rurutu in French Polynesia, looking for whales.

Find Your Peace of Mind at Pagang Island

Rumaisha Rifdah Mukhlishah | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Rumaisha Rifdah Mukhlishah

Pagang Island is only one site of many nature sites and beautiful scenic areas in West Sumatra.

Thousands Flee As Volcano Erupts

AP | BINSAR BAKKARA | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

MEDAN, Indonesia — More than 6,200 people were evacuated from their villages following the eruption of Mount Sinabung in western Indonesia, an o...

Sumatra's Vivid Red Orangutans in their Final Redoubts - Within Earshot of Whining Chainsaws

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

High in the branches, a vivid orange-red blur stirs behind the green leaves -- a young male slowly swinging his way in search of fruit

Don't Call Me Stinky: Corpse Flower Looks Beautiful, Smells Horrible

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Science

You have 48 hours to get to Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens on the island of Hawaii to get a whiff of "Stinky 2," one of the world’s smelliest...

Indonesia Proposes Virginity Test For Students

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

PALEMBANG, Indonesia -- Indonesian officials on Tuesday dismissed as excessive and unethical a proposal by an education official on Sumatra island tha...

The Last Tree for Orangutans

Niel Makinuddin | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Niel Makinuddin

Love orangutans? Then today -- World Orangutan Day, Aug. 19 -- is a day for you to celebrate.

Hundreds Of Inmates Escape From Indonesian Prison

AP | BINSAR BAKKARA | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

MEDAN, Indonesia -- Authorities were searching for scores of inmates, including terrorists, who escaped a crowded Indonesian prison that was still bur...

Palm Oil in American Stores Sending the Sumatran Rhino Into Extinction

Robert Hii | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Robert Hii

With less than 30 animals left in Borneo and an estimated 80 animals in Sumatra, the Sumatran rhino should be a constant reminder to all consumers of the devastating effect industrial palm oil plantations have on wildlife.

Three Years Left to Live?

Mikko Alanne | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Mikko Alanne

The main culprit in the catastrophe facing orangutans is palm oil, a widely used cheap additive found in everything from food products to biofuels. Indeed, estimates say palm oil is now in more than 50 percent of all consumer goods.

Formerly Blind Mama Orangutan Can See Her Babies For The First Time

AP | Posted 09.01.2012 | Parents

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first suc...