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Illegal Logging in Peru Takes a Deadly Turn

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 09.15.2014 | World
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

In a remote region near Peru's border with Brazil, a prominent activist, Edwin Chota, was shot and killed, along with three community leaders. Suspected in the killings were illegal loggers, who have long tried to extract tropical hardwoods in nearby forests.

How Chevron's Scientists Misled Courts and Public About Death and Disease in Ecuador

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Doubt Is Their Product, the book by Dr. David Michaels, describes in depressing detail how industries, their scientists, corporate lawyers and large PR firms have "shaped and skewed" science to create doubt about the dangers of chemicals and other toxins industries produce.

PHOTOS: Amazon Tribe Beats And Strips Illegal Loggers

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

The Ka'apor Indians, a tribe of indigenous Brazilians living in the northeast region of the country's expansive rainforest, have begun taking up arms ...

Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated

Forest Trends | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Finally there's good news on climate change: We have part of the solution, and it's already working. For a long time, experts have theorized that in...

'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...

False Testimony Forced Chevron To 'Prep' Its Million-Dollar Witness For 50 Days In Ecuador Case

Karen Hinton | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Just when you thought the long-running and bitter Chevron/Ecuador legal battle could not get any more bizarre, it does.

Affordable Living in Great Amazon Rainforest Location

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The property market in Brazil appears to be heating up and, mark my words, I plan to dive in with the zeal of seasoned real estate pros like Donald Trump or that Barbara woman from Shark Tank.

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 ...

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

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.

Hollywood Fails on Climate Change With 'Rio 2'

Forest Trends | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Forest Trends

I took my son to see Rio 2 this weekend. In the movie, a huge flock of bright blue macaws prevents loggers from knocking down the Amazonian rainforest...

The Gateway To The Amazon

AP | JEREMY HAINSWORTH | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — The Amazon guide raised his hand in the steaming forest and looked at me at the end of a line of six hikers. "D...

Seeking Justice in Ecuador

Trudie Styler | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Trudie Styler

It is not my place, nor my expertise, to opine on the legal matters involved. I am nonetheless compelled, principally because of the suffering of humble, dignified people I have witnessed in Ecuador at the hands of an American company, to say that Chevron's legal and public relations tactics in this case constitute a grave injustice.

New Christie Attack Dog Attorney No Friend to Ecuador's Indigenous Peoples

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

Christie's links to high-powered attorneys may stir uncomfortable memories for those who have been on the receiving end of the corporate stick in Latin America.

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...

'I've Been Married Three Times... To The Same Man'

Annette Ramos | Posted 03.02.2014 | Weddings
Annette Ramos

"You're going to marry me," I blurted out. He asked why I thought so. "Because you are my destiny; there is no one else for you in this lifetime but me," I declared confidently.

Carolyn Buck Luce: For What Purpose?

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Carolyn Buck Luce

I believe that the legacy of the generation of Gen Y women (and men) will be to finally answer the question, "For what purpose do we need more women in leadership?"

The Amazon Rain Forest Is Drying Out

Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

From Becky Oskin, LiveScience staff writer: The Amazon rain forest's dry season lasts three weeks longer than it did 30 years ago, and the likel...

Tourists Are Everyday Ambassadors

Nathalie Cely | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nathalie Cely

When people travel, the kind of trust and goodwill is developed that can shape politics between nations.

Can't See the Forest for the Trees: The Climate Bomb

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Later this month in Stockholm The United Nations panel on climate change will release its long awaited report replete with predictions on our climate....

Bad News For The Amazon Rainforest

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Preliminary data released Tuesday by Brazil's space agency suggests Amazon defores...

Five Must Do Adventures in Latin America (PHOTOS)

Minh Chau | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

Forget about sitting on a beach chair somewhere in the tropics. Bring out the adventurer in you and experience Latin America in a way that few other travelers do. Here are five ways to explore Latin America that will leave you wondering why you've waited so long.

'Green News Report' - June 13, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Trouble In Paradise: The Amazon and the Huaorani

Serena Piper | Posted 08.06.2013 | College
Serena Piper

There's a part of the world in immediate danger. It's a part of the world not often talked about, and unless you're dreaming of traveling there for vacation on some adventurous escape, it probably doesn't come up in day-to-day conversation.

As Belo Monte Dam Project Speeds Up, Indigenous Tribe Feels Pain

Nina Wegner | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Nina Wegner

For over 20 years, the indigenous tribes of the Brazilian Amazon have protested the world's third-largest dam, the Belo Monte. Today, the Belo Monte is reaching peak construction.