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Zero-Deforestation Policy Makes Norway the First Nation to Refuse All Products of Rainforest Destruction
In a time when we are acutely aware of the long-term impact of modern lifestyles on the planet than ever before, the Norwegian government is setting the standard by being ...
July 25, 2019
8 Horrifying Facts About the Goliath ‘Birdeater’ Spider From South America
Arachnophobia is the (perfectly rational) fear of spiders, and it is a very common fear for us humans ...
July 23, 2019
For Children, A Rainforest Lifestyle Can Lead to More Diverse Gut Microbes
Can immersing yourself in a South American jungle and the high-fiber, unprocessed diet of its villagers make your ...
September 11, 2018
Holding Banks Accountable for Funding Deforestation
A new online platform traces the funds from companies that destroy rainforests in Southeast Asia to the banks ...
September 6, 2016
Consumers Help Change Notorious Palm Oil Industry
Papua, Indonesia, has the country's largest area of previously untouched rainforest. More than 300 indigenous tribes live there, ...
September 1, 2016
Orchid Fiesta at Kew Gardens
The Brazilian Carnival season is nearly over at Kew Gardens. It's the last weekend to see The Orchids ...
March 4, 2016
5 Trends That Will Define the World’s Forests in 2016
The past year has been a momentous time for the world’s forests, with both good and bad news.
February 25, 2016
5 Things to Do in Jaco, Costa Rica
Jaco, Costa Rica is a perfect vacation place as it has something for everyone. Lush rainforests abut sand ...
April 16, 2015
New Bat Species Has Fangs You Won’t Believe
What big teeth you have, my dear! The better to eat insects with—and make one's own ecological niche. ...
January 11, 2015
Brazil Releases Video Showing First Contact With Rainforest Tribe
The Brazilian government has released footage showing 'first contact' with an isolated group of indigenous people in the ...
August 3, 2014
Forest Conservation and the Double-Edged Sword of Democracy
Dr. Douglas Sheil on forest conservation: "Combine democracy with modern communication technology and improved information access, and it ...
July 6, 2014
Discarded Cell Phones to Help Fight Rainforest Poachers, Loggers in Real-Time
A technology that uses discarded mobile phones to create a real-time alert system against logging and poaching will ...
June 29, 2014
Rhett A. Butler
Extent of Rampant Timber Laundering in Brazilian Amazon Revealed
Greenpeace showed through a recently published two-year, in-depth investigation just how rampant timber laundering is in the Amazon ...
May 18, 2014
How Google Earth Images Could Help Save Amazonian Tribes
Monitoring the populations of “uncontacted” tribes via Google Earth satellite images may be a noninvasive way help insure ...
April 26, 2014
Drought and Fire Push Amazon Forests to Tipping Point
Deforestation and fragmentation of forests in the Amazon help create tinderbox conditions for wildfires in remnant forests and ...
April 15, 2014
Ants Plant Rainforests, One Seed at a Time
Deforestation is destroying forests around the world but a recent study offers a unique solution to replanting the ...
April 14, 2014
Saving Rainforests by Buying Them
For more than twenty five years, an international non-profit known as the World Land Trust has been working ...
April 5, 2014
Rhett A. Butler
Alaska GOP Cancels 2020 Republican Presidential Primary
Lindsey Graham Says DOJ Should Investigate Biden-Ukraine Connection
Hong Kong Mops Up After Fresh Violence, Braces for October 1 Anniversary
Trump Hails $500 Million Aussie Paper Mill Project in Ohio as ‘Shining Example’ of Fair Trade
3 Dead, 4 Hospitalized After Drug Overdose in Pittsburgh: Reports
Protesters and Police Clash in Another Weekend of Tension in Hong Kong
Court Rules That Gender Concerns Override Religious Principles