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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...

Bushmeat Hunting Risks Driving Big Animals to Extinction - But We Have a Solution

David Wilkie | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Since the term bushmeat was coined over 20 years ago, there has been growing concern that hunting wildlife for food in the tropics risks the loss of all large-bodied animals in the world's remaining tropical forests.

Boho Chic Jewelry Bridges Amazonian and Urban Jungles

Zoe Helene | Posted 04.02.2014 | Style
Zoe Helene

Through ORG by vio, Villacorta shares tools that allow women in indigenous communities to maintain their traditions while creating income and livelihoods.

NASCAR, the NBA, Rubber and the Rainforest

Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2014 | Impact
Mark J. Plotkin, Ph.D.

As you watch the NBA playoffs this spring, impress your friends with this fact: the idea for those Nikes worn by LeBron James and Kevin Durant was actually born in the rainforests of the northeast Amazon.

Attempted Predation by Puma on Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica

Rob Pringle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Rob Pringle

A short stroll before dinner last Thursday yielded a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sighting -- along with the photos necessary to prove that it really happened.

This Man Made The Rainforest His Home

The Huffington Post | Alison Zaslav | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Meet the man who has stepped out of the modern world to live among the trees in Washington's Hoh Rainforest. Survivalist Mick Dodge joined HuffPost Li...

Honduras: When Conservation Goes Too Far

Richard Bangs | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Honduras is like the monkey who locked up the zookeeper. This little tropical realm has put away the constrained thinking that keeps others stuck in unproductive routines, and allowed its wildness to escape the margins.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

Island Life Reveals Relaxed Side of Malaysia

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Pangkor Laut seems to seduce everyone. When I depart, two girls are crying on the boat back to the mainland marina.

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...

5 Active Workouts in Saint Lucia

Alison Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Alison Lewis

The island's rugged natural landscape, diverse eco-systems and crystal-blue waters offer a huge list of options for the adventurous travelers.

Empowering the Amazon's Ultimate Guardians: An Interview with Liliana Madrigal, Rainforest Conservationist

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Amazon Conservation Team

While Liliana Madrigal's deep fascination with the natural world came quickly and easily during travels in her native Costa Rica, the conservationist ...

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

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...

Revolutionizing Education in the Colombian Rainforest

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg While top-of-the-line outdoor gear and insect repellents work well in the Northern California backcountry, they're next to worthless in the Colombian jungle.

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...

Zen: Buddhist B & B in Hakalau

Dawn Morais | Posted 11.23.2013 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

As evening falls, the warm afternoon begins to mellow into cooler night. We catch the last light, walking down the road past the rainforest, the gentle sound of temple bells receding.

Climate Change This Week: Biblical Rains, Another Solar Breakthough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Colorado's "Biblical" Flood in Line with Climate Trends reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. He notes that this lethal catastrophic event is c...

A Very Unhappy Birthday for the Tongass National Forest

Cindy Shogan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

When we blew out the candles on our Tongass birthday cake this year, we made a very specific wish -- that the Forest Service finally make good on its promise to stop devastating large-scale industrial logging, transition away from old-growth logging, and protect America's rainforest for the future.

50 Reasons Why The Rainforest Rules

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.12.2013 | Green

Rainforests play a critical role in the maintenance of our planet's good health. Not only are they home to more than half of the world's species of fl...

Scientists Baffled By Weird Structure Found In Rainforest

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 09.04.2013 | Science

A bizarre-looking web structure has been found in the Peruvian Amazon, and apparently nobody knows what it is, not even scientists. The strange for...

Remembering Two Field Biology Pioneers

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 10.23.2013 | Science
Russell Mittermeier

Twenty years ago this month, the conservation community and the world suffered a tragic loss when a small plane flying out of the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador crashed into a cloud-covered mountain.

Rare Chimps & Possible New Fish Species Face Bulldozers in Cameroon

Kat Clark | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Kat Clark

If you think "biodiversity hotspot" sounds like a science class or a commercial for a vacation destination, imagine this instead: The chimps living on land that Herakles Farms hopes to "develop" have as many forest friends as The Jungle Book's Mowgli.

Why Is the 'Tinderbox West' the New Normal?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.02.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In Arizona a few weeks ago, 19 highly skilled firefighters were killed by a fire in what the New York Times called "Deadly New Normal: A Tinderbox West."

Chevron Looks For 'Any Opening to Discredit' $19 Billion Ecuador Judgment, New York Times Writes

Karen Hinton | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Karen Hinton

The question is whether the scales of justice will be as balanced as the news article, or whether Chevron's superior firepower will be able to overwhelm the gripping stories of those impacted.