Amazon Rainforest

Note to Governments and Banks: Stop Bankrolling the Destruction of Planet Earth

Andrew Simms | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Andrew Simms

Good news is relatively rare in the world of forest protection, especially in the tropics where ecosystems and biodiversity are disappearing at such an alarming rate. That's why Brazil's announcement last year of a large drop in the Amazon's rate of forest loss was met with such elation.

How You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest From Deforestation

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Frontier

The Amazon rainforest is the largest gathering of trees on the planet, covering 5,500,000 square kilometers. The area is vast, spread across nine countries: the majority in Brazil (60%), followed by 13% in Peru 10% in Colombia and other small variants in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

Amazonian Wild Rubber: A Vehicle for Green Economics

Lily Cole | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lily Cole

We walk two hours through the rainforest to reach the rubber tapper's house, exploring a day in his life. It's beautiful though exhausting. Jaguars hidden, the magic is in the detail. A tree lined by mushrooms. Butterfly shaped leaves. A tree wrapped around another, a lover's embrace. Patterns of holes in leaves like a design studio stencil. With the kindest face and a rifle on his back, the rubber tapper leads me into the forest to show me how he extracts rubber from Seringueira trees.

Kidnapped British Woman Rescued In Ecaudor

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK

A British woman kidnapped in Ecuador while visiting a remote nature reserve in the Amazon jungle has been rescued. Kathryn Sara Cox, 23, was abduct...

New Species Of Monkey Discovered

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK

A new species of monkey has been identified in Africa, researchers have said. The species, known locally as the lesula, was discovered after a youn...

Introducing Jungle Shirley

Shirley Thompson | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport
Shirley Thompson

I was school champion at avoiding sports, hate, hate, hated them.

Indigenous Rights Are Key to Rio+20’s Vision of Sustainability

Fiona Watson | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Politics
Fiona Watson

If we cannot ensure the survival of the Amazon's last nomads who probably more than any people, define what it is to live sustainably, and who ask for nothing other than respect for their land and way of life, what will that say about the path humanity is heading down?

Lost and Found in Latin America Part Two

Lloyd Rundle | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK
Lloyd Rundle

Once I'd finished the contract with the Secretary of Education I flew down to Leticia at the southernmost tip of Colombia in the Amazon region. From there I walked across the border into the Brazilian town of Tabatinga to buy a hammock and hop a ferry down the Amazon to Manaus.

Global Warming Is No Longer a Future Problem, It's a Now Event

Jason Mraz | Posted 27.06.2012 | Home
Jason Mraz

Global warming is no longer a future problem. It's a now event. And it's not a planet problem either. It's a people problem. The rate at which we consume energy through land clearing, factory farming, and the burning of fossil fuels oil and coal, is wreaking havoc on the atmosphere, contributing to the overall, exaggerated warming of the planet. Our very creation of an industrialised system to make our lives convenient and sweet succeeded in the sweetness, but sadly isn't sustainable. The proof is all around us. A billion people live without water. More than that live in extreme poverty. War hasn't found its resolve. And the seasons are only getting stranger.

Amazon Rainforest Mapped With Laser Beams

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Tech

Luscious green is the colour usually associated with the Amazon rainforest. Now the lungs of the Earth have been captured in amazing never-before-seen...

Gemma Arterton Joins Fight To Save A Billion Trees

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton has visited the Amazon rainforest to highlight the scale of the on-going destruction. She joined forces with the Sk...