This Is Really Bad News For The Amazon

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A reserve in the Amazonian rainforest the size of Denmark has been dissolved. This means that the protected Renca reserve is now open to mineral minin...

Chocolate Giants In New Bid To Save The Rainforests

Tony Juniper | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Tony Juniper

Perhaps as a result of these efforts the warm feelings engendered by the world's ultimate comfort food could be all the more pleasant, if companies can indeed successfully build forest protection and restoration into how they procure their most vital and amazing ingredient.

Let's Make Our Planet Great Again

Steve Backshall | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Steve Backshall

The time for debating whether it's real is long, long gone. The time has come to do something about it. We CAN act to make big changes and save our planet. The first step, has to be making the people believe. Let's make our Planet Great again.

Humans Have Destroyed 10% Of The World's Wilderness In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Tech

Researchers have shown that in the last two decades, human activity has destroyed more than a tenth of the wilderness left on earth. In the 1990s, res...

A Ray of Jungle Light

Steve Backshall | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK
Steve Backshall

I've grown accustomed over the years to dreading going back. To knowing that the places I first explored in the early days of my career will be horrible sullied reflections of my rosiest memories, that I will end up feeling crushed, and demotivated as a result. What I saw of the Asmat was a beacon of light. It was a sign of quite how dramatically environments bounce back if given a chance.

The Most Endangered Places in the World

Frontier | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK

Ethical travel is becoming more popular, but we still have a negative impact on our environment to the point where it is just a matter of years until some of the most beautiful places on the planet will have disappeared. Not just animals can be endangered; there are also a number of places which could vanish very soon.

Tackling Forest Fires Is Vital for Tackling Climate Change

Tony Juniper | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Tony Juniper

In many countries the most visible symbols of climate change are linked with the fossil fuel economy. Gas guzzling 4X4 vehicles, expanding airports and coal-fired power plants understandably among them. But what of land and forests?

Everyone Wants To Save The Rainforest - On Paper

John Sauven | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK
John Sauven

Of course we need a strong commitment to forest protection and restoration to come out of the Climate Summit in Paris. But we must have action as well.

Caroline Frost

Gael Garcia Bernal: 'The Rainforest Is The New Wild West'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Gael Garcia Bernal says the South American rainforest depicted in his film ‘The Burning’ is the new Wild West. The Mexican star, who found glo...

Forests for the Future

Tony Juniper | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Tony Juniper

Will a high level meeting taking place in London today add momentum to efforts to save the world's remaining tropical forests? ... If we don't keep the forests then it's not only wildlife that will suffer, but human societies too, and not just those living in and around the forests, but right around the world.

If Brazil Bans Oil From Javari Border, Why Won't Peru?

David Hill | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
David Hill

In 2007 Peru established two oil and gas concessions, Lot 135 and Lot 137, totalling almost 1.5 million hectares and contracted a Canadian company, Pacific Rubiales Energy, to operate there. This means that more than half of the western boundary of the Javari reserve borders Peruvian oil and gas concessions.

A 'Sweet as' Kiwi Hike - The Tarurua Range

Shannon Kendall | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

New Zealand. A country world-renowned for its phenomenal landscapes- rainforests, volcanoes and glaciers perfectly decorate the two islands creating a...

They Paved Paradise - When Feed Cattle Replaces the Beautiful Amazon Forest

Hannah Gal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

The Rainforest Foundation has always spoken out on behalf of local communities. 'We want to help communities such as the tribes in Cameroon and the Congo, secure the right to manage their own environment, allow them sustainable livelihood within the forest'.

How You Can Help Save the Amazon Rainforest From Deforestation

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

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.

Amazon Indigenous Tribe Isolated From The Outside World Filmed In Brazil

Zoom.In | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

A newly released video captures images of an indigenous tribe living in Brazil's Amazon jungle that is thought to have had very little contact with th...

And You Thought Meatless Monday Was Just for Hippies

Patrick Drake | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Drake

Global warming isn't the fictional bogey man many once thought it to be and its effects go way beyond marooning polar bears on melting icebergs. The methane (noisily) produced by livestock is 20 times more deleterious as a greenhouse gas than C02, which makes meat production the second most damaging source of greenhouse gases in the world.

Peru to Be Sued for Gas Expansion in 'Isolated' Peoples' Territories

David Hill | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK
David Hill

Four Peruvian indigenous organizations have pledged to sue the government and Argentinian company Pluspetrol over plans to expand gas operations in the Camisea region in the remote Amazon.

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...

'Come in, Ollanta Humala, Come In'

David Hill | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK
David Hill

Peru's president, Ollanta Humala, visited a remote town in the Amazon last month and was handed a letter written by a veritable smorgasbord of local authorities voicing their concern about the problems facing them.

Meet Prince Charles..The Frog

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK

A frog has been named after Prince Charles in a reversal of the usual fairytale fortunes for an amphibian. The unusual honour has been bestowed on...

Deforestation Up By 340% In Colombia New Tracking System Shows

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK

The first ever satellite system to monitor deforestation across Latin America in near-real time has revealed that in parts of Colombia, tree-felling h...

Tesco Accused Of Stocking Beef From Illegally Destroyed Forests

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Tesco is helping the systematic destruction of pristine rainforest by stocking beef products made by a controversial supplier, a report has claimed. ...

Animal Magic: 2012's Top 10 New Species Named

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

There were more than 200 new species discovered last year – but now an international committee of scientists have drawn up their list of the top 10....

WWF: Two Earths Needed By 2030

Ted Thornhill | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Humans will need two Earths to support our lifestyles by 2030 because we are draining the world’s resources so quickly, a new report has warned. ...

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.