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Greed and Resistance in Sarawak's Rainforest

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The greed and corruption of a small clique are now turning Sarawak's rainforests into a monoculture of oil palms and hydropower reservoirs. Lukas Straumann documents the local politics, international complicity and desperate resistance in the struggle over one of the world's last paradises.

At the Heart of COP20: Loss and Damage

Bianca Jagger | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Bianca Jagger

Over the past thirteen days world leaders and representatives from 195 countries, members of the business community, academics, NGOs, indigenous and grassroots organisations, a total of over 12,000 international visitors have descended on Lima.

Exclusive Interview With Envision Festival Founder, Stephen Brooks

Morena Duwe | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Being a part of the ever-growing permaculture network, Stephen is integrating the power of sustainability and herbal medicine with the magic of music festivals. Envision is the marriage of his life's loves and his love of life.

Amazon Deforestation May Be The Cause Of Brazil Drought

AP | BRAD BROOKS and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green

SAO PAULO (AP) — Vera Lucia de Oliveira looks to the sky, hoping for any sign of rain. For weeks, the taps in her home have run dry a...

The Forest That Fights Climate Change

Will Turner | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Will Turner

The opportunities to harness tropical forests as nature's climate change solution are essential and immediately available, but disappearing. We must act now.

On Filming Eaten Alive: In Search of the World's Largest Snake in the Amazonian Wild West

Paul Rosolie | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Paul Rosolie

For a predator that can easily outweigh a grown man, we still know very little about the anaconda. How many of them are there? How are they adapting to the rapid changes in Amazonia today? How big are they getting? But before the snakes can be studied they must be found, and once they are found they must be restrained.

Why Visiting a Rainforest Might Just Save the World

Ella Jameson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Ella Jameson

We know we should be trying to save the ancient ecosystems that support over half of all wildlife on earth. But how much do we actually understand this? How much do we fully grasp the magnitude of what will actually happen when the last of the forests vanish for good?

Efforts to End Deforestation Brings Together Strange Bedfellows

Richard Schiffman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Palm oil is now used in nearly half of all foods on supermarket shelves, added to everything from breakfast cereals to margarine to potato chips. It is also an ingredient in shampoo, soaps, cosmetics, toothpaste, and laundry detergents, and is used as a feedstock for biofuels.

Brazil Creates Amazon Rainforest Reserve Larger Than Delaware

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green

SAO PAULO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federa...

Forests Need Laws, Not Loopholes

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

We need strong laws to protect forests and people. We also need better enforcement of existing laws. While we are celebrating new announcements on paper this week, forests and forest peoples are facing imminent threats that must be averted if we want to live up to the New York Declaration.

Keep the Oil in the Ground!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Our future is in peril and the changing climate is a key indicator. Scientists warn us that global warming is spiraling out of control which is why we need to see immediate action now. Preserving the Amazon basin is essential for humanity's survival.

Pepsico's 'Live For Now' Campaign Sending the Wrong Message

Robert Hii | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Robert Hii

The marketing types probably did not figure on the catchy phrase "Live for Now" as a likely target for environmental groups to latch on to, but latch on they did.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business

Burger King’s plan to merge with doughnut chain Tim Hortons in Canada may be a bad sign for Southeast Asia’s rainforests. Both companies have c...

'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.28.2014 | 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...

She Found Herself at Iguazu

Christine Hannon | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Christine Hannon

Today, she was a poet, for she lived many lives, today. She moved around the world and she remained still to watch the world move. She lived between the lines of the novel she carried.

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 ...

How Two 9 Year-Old Girls Saved the Rainforest of Costa Rica

The GypsyNesters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
The GypsyNesters

We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of 9-year-old girls. What? That's right, two kids with a big idea had a huge impact on the ecosystem of the region.

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.

Climate Change Superheroes: Divesting Coal in India, and Saving Forests

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The recent 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony had its share of celebrities that night. Robert Kennedy Jr. exuded a fiery eloquence worthy of his family's political forebears as he equated large scale environmental destruction to the large scale subversion of democracy.

Standing in Solidarity: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Here are the extraordinary people and projects that the Pollination Project's daily givers supported this week.

How Meditation Practice Can Impact Deforestation

Jane Brunette | Posted 06.14.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 04.25.2014 | 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.