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Fighting Illegal Logging With Your Cell Phone

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Recycling used cell phones to combat deforestation is an encouraging development -- hopefully one that will be replicated and scaled up around the world. However, efforts to combat the act of illegal logging must be paired with efforts to curb the demand for illegally harvested timber from importing countries.

Painting Through Peru

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was up for the sunrise and climbed the Inca ruins with my paints. Words cannot adequately capture how truly spectacular this site is, and how amazing that they could build these structures in this inaccessible place.

In St. Lucia, Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Did someone say St. Lucia? I'm thinking of that time not so long ago (actually only a few weeks) when I found myself languishing in sunshine as airports around the country were canceling flights, thwarting everyone's plans to escape the deep freeze. I was one of the lucky ones.

Social Finance vs. Traditional Finance: What's the Difference and Why it Matters

Don Shaffer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Most growth businesses face challenges raising capital at some stage in their development. But for social enterprises, which use the power of business to directly improve society and our environment, the obstacles tend to be tougher and more persistent.

Indonesian Forests Face Grave Threats

AP | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 24 about Indonesia's pulp and palm oil industries, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the country's top p...

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...

REVEALED: Strange Reason Butterflies Sip Turtle Tears

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 09.12.2013 | Science

The sight of butterflies flocking onto the heads of yellow-spotted river turtles in the western Amazon rain forest is not uncommon, at least if one i...

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

PHOTOS: Strange Mayan Glyphs Yield Their Secrets

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.11.2012 | Science

"For the first time we get to see what may be actual records kept by a scribe, whose job was to be official record keeper of a Maya community. It's li...

Prehistoric Camel Was Bizarre Beast, Newly Unearthed Fossils Show

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 03.16.2012 | Science

MIAMI -- Researchers scratching in the sediment during the historic expansion of the Panama Canal say they have discovered the fossils of a small came...

Rare And Super-Smelly, Gigantic Corpse Flower Set To Bloom

Posted 03.14.2012 | Science

By: Brett Israel Published: 03/13/2012 06:53 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet A rare corpse flower is expected to roll down its blood-red skirt and un...

May We Suggest a Pinot With That Redwood Forest?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Wine drinkers the world over simply can't get enough of the California Pinot grape and so Napa vineyards came up with the proposal to deforest pristine acres of majestic Redwoods and Douglas Firs in the small town of Annapolis, CA.

Brazil Trial In US Nun Killing Delayed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

BELEM, Brazil — A Brazilian court has delayed the trial of a rancher accused of ordering the murder of U.S. nun and Amazon defender Dorothy Stan...

Flutterbies in the Peruvian Amazon

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lea Lane

The Amazon River is a swirling, branching force in the Peruvian jungle, midway from where it first sweeps from a trickle in the Andes and swoops towar...

Copenhagen Climate Talks Near Deal On Preservation Of Forests

New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN -- Negotiators have all but completed a sweeping deal that would compensate countries for preserving forests, and in some cases, other natu...

Team Earth: Are You In?

Harrison Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harrison Ford

Team Earth is issuing an urgent, immediate challenge by teaming up with the Prince's Rainforest Project to call for swift action and funding to reduce tropical deforestation.

Venezuelan Rain Forest Tribe Charges Government With Neglect

The New York Times | Simon Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PUERTO AYACUCHO, Venezuela -- Three years after President Hugo Chávez expelled American missionaries from the Venezuelan Amazon, accusing them of usi...

World Bank Still Not Lending With Environment (And Disasters) In Mind: Report

DotEarth | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Back in 1989, when I spent four months scouring the road-laced reaches of the western Amazon researching my first book, The Burning Season, I learned ...