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How Meditation Practice Can Impact Deforestation

Jane Brunette | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Jane Brunette

Meditation practice is not something we do for ourselves. It is meant to enter our lives as a collective by building a container of awareness that all...

Orangutans and the World's Coolest Treehouse

Robert Schrader | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Robert Schrader

There's only one thing cooler than hiking three hours into the jungles of Borneo and happening upon the treehouse of your childhood dreams.

Elusive Cat Species Captured In Stunning Detail

Posted 01.24.2014 | Green

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer: An extremely elusive creature called a bay cat has been photographed in stunning detail in its native Borne...

Finding a Needle of Primary Jungle in Borneo's Haystack of Deforestation: Going Green on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Development and deforestation behind us, enveloped by the lushness of primary jungle, we're romping along a dirt track when we start waltzing gently to port. Within minutes it's graduated to a raucous grinding and we're rock 'n' rolling.

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.

Spotting Borneo's Wild Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants, and Proboscis Monkeys--on a Budget

Lina Eroh | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel
Lina Eroh

When people hear the word "Borneo" they typically think two things: unexplored and expensive. While Borneo is definitely not a cheap destination, especially since the Malaysian ringgit is doing well against the dollar, there are ways to explore its rain forests and keep your wallet intact.

From Planet of the Apes to the Apes of the Planet: Simian Meanderings on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.25.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I never intended to be a myth-buster, but I'm not disappointed, however sorry Fox is. The trip is too interesting for that, the landscape, yes, too otherwordly, far too awesome in the word's original sense before its current one-stop usage.

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

Jamming in the Jungle

Michael Switow | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Michael Switow

Every year, for some ten years now, I migrate to the shores of Borneo in late June or early July, to the base of a mystical mountain called Gunung Santubong, to my favourite spot for world beats -- the Rainforest World Music Festival.

Ferry Capsizes In Malaysian River

AP | SEAN YOONG | Posted 07.28.2013 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — An overloaded ferry capsized after hitting rocks in a remote river in Malaysia's part of tropical Borneo island on Tues...

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.

Some Terrific News For Orangutans

Posted 04.13.2013 | Green

From LiveScience: A population of 200 of the world's rarest orangutans was found tucked away in the forests of the island of Borneo, according to t...

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.

Where To Go (And Not Go) In 2013

William D. Chalmers | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

If you are reading this, you survived the Mayan Day of Reckoning and are now happily imagining some fresh 2013 travel destinations.

Pygmy Elephants Get Protection Boost from Genetics

Posted 12.14.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor: To help protect a diminutive elephant researchers are taking an innovative look at the pachyderm's genome....

Kate Middleton's Personal Photos From Borneo

Posted 11.22.2012 | Travel

Looks like we have a budding photographer on our hands.

'Badass' Orangutan Survives After Being Shot 100 Times In Borneo

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green

An endangered orangutan has been called a "badass" after she survived a brutal attack, in which she was shot more than 100 times with a pellet gun, Ge...

PHOTOS: Top Adventurous Activities In Asia

G Adventures | Posted 10.09.2012 | Travel
G Adventures

Here are a few of our favorite adventures in Asia.

PHOTOS: Escape To Borneo

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

For more than a century, since explorers and missionaries first ventured into the interior of Borneo, outsiders have been captivated by its half-truths and half-fictions, awed by its headhunting heritage, its tales of giant insects and snakes, of wild men who lived in trees, of prodigious leeches that stood up when sensing a human.

Borneo: A Land of Dwarves and Deadly Giants

Lucy Cooke | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Lucy Cooke

Borneo is a bit like Alice in Wonderland: a topsy-turvy land where animals have been drinking magic potions that make them grow into giants or shrink into midgets.

Chopper Crashes In Malaysia, 3 Missing

AP | EILEEN NG | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- A helicopter has crashed into a river in a Malaysian state on Borneo island, leaving three people missing. A Malaysian fire...

PHOTO: Monkey's Self-Portrait Is Bananas

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

Want to know how to take a great self-portrait that really brings out your eyes? Look no further than this monkey! The Houston Zoo tweeted this hil...

PHOTOS: Among The Orangutans Of Malaysian Borneo

Kip Patrick | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

Borneo is the only location, other than the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where the ginger apes live in the wild.

Borneo Is For Jazz Lovers

Kip Patrick | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel
Kip Patrick

The island of Borneo is known for many things: virgin rainforests, exotic wildlife, world-class scuba diving. Jazz doesn't make the list

MOM: A Mother's Day Gift for the Whole Family

Pamela Poole | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Pamela Poole

To lift your spirits, celebrate Mother's Day, and give your kids the priceless, lasting gift of eco-consciousness and civic responsibility... Why not spend a day at the zoo celebrating motherhood?