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The Climate 'Marchers' Who Fought and Died in the Amazon

Forest Trends | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Participants from Physicians for Social Responsibility at the People's Climate March in New York City, Sept. 21 (photo courtesy of Gloria Gonzalez) ...

A Powerful New Tool to Help Track Deforestation

Andrew Dudley | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Andrew Dudley

A remarkable achievement in computing power and one that for the first time, brought to life a historical time-lapse of the Earth's surface.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Rainforests

Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Lydia C. Lee. Her photo of Mossman Gorge in Australia's Daintree Rainforest is a perfect example...

WATCH: Awesome Video Of Ape Rescue Center Puts Gibbons' Plight In Focus

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

While attending an online video conference in Los Angeles and becoming progressively more bored with the long, empty halls of the conference's hotel, ...

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...

WATCH: The Devastating Truth About The Snacks You're Eating

www.upworthy.com | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green

However, this particular conversation is way more important than it is cute....

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.

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...

DOOMED

weather.com | Posted 07.18.2013 | Green

As the population has grown, more and more of the earth has been profoundly changed by human activity. In 2003, Conservation International published a...

Top 10 Enchanting Forests

Cheapflights | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com have picked our top 10 favorite forests from across the planet.

Indonesia's Protected Rainforests Disappearing

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.24.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The recent reports from Indonesia are sending a clarion wake-up call around the globe: Rapid illegal rainforest logging is escalating. School children...

Rapacious War Against Nature: Indonesian Palm Oil

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

In the 1960s, 82 percent of Indonesia's 17,000 islands were endowed with tropical rainforests brimming with life. Today Indonesian tropical rainforests are being converted into unsustainable and unregulated palm oil plantations.

Victory for Forests: Disney Stands Up for Endangered Forests and Animals

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

Today, Disney adds its significant voice to the growing chorus of companies demonstrating that there's no need to sacrifice endangered forests in Indonesia or elsewhere for the paper we use every day.

The End of Cities: The Coming 'Great Rural Migration'

Stephen Estes | Posted 11.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Stephen Estes

If the benefits of living in a city are diminished because the Internet brings access to the world to you, then why deal with the high real estate prices, traffic, crime, pollution and difficulty of living alongside millions of other people?

What Is it Like Living in a Rainforest?

Quora | Posted 08.26.2012 | Home
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Chadwick Meyer, co-founder at Gutensite I grew up in Papua New Guinea (that's me, the little...

Spiritual Sex: Quechua Wisdom

Linda E. Savage | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

I have just returned from Peru and there is so much to share about my two weeks in this incredibly beautiful country. However, what I really want to write about is a bit of what I learned about their cosmologies.

Amazon Rainforest Loss At Lowest In 23 Years, Brazil Says

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon region fell to its lowest in 23 years in the year through July, the government said Monday, attr...

Indonesian Forest Plan May Be Breakthrough on Climate Change

James Bacchus | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
James Bacchus

Although little noted thus far in the U.S., Indonesia has just announced the details of a program intended to diminish forest destruction and thereby reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are the main cause of climate change.

How Two 15-Year-Old Girl Scouts Are Changing a Giant Food Conglomerate

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

When Kellogg's announced that it is moving to limit the deforestation caused by the palm oil it uses to make Girl Scout cookies, it represented an enormous achievement for two 15-year-old girls from Michigan.

Rainforest, USA

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Everybody knows about the great tropical rainforests in the Amazon, Southeast Asia, and central Africa. But it's not the location that makes a rainforest

Of Thin Mints and Orangutans

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

When Girl Scouts Madison and Rhiannon found out that their group's famed cookies contained palm oil, the cultivation of which destroys the habitat of endangered wildlife, they sprung into action.

Two Severe Amazon Droughts in Five Years Alarm Scientists

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Tropical rainforests are called the lungs of the earth, because they suck in pollution and breath out clean, healthy air. There is a darker side to this story, though -- without protection, these same forests could actually speed up global warming.

Green Books for Black Friday: Rainforest-Safe Books on the Rise

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Tarbotton

UPDATE/CORRECTION: Based on new information since this report was published, Rainforest Action Network has included Candlewick Press, publisher of Whe...

PHOTOS: 11 Amazing Tropical Rainforests

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Tropical rainforests are the richest, oldest, most diverse, and most priceless regions of the world - over half of the world's estimated 10 million sp...